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How to Give Certainty to US Renewables Regardless of a Stimulus Package

Renewable energy groups are continuing to push to include solar and wind tax credit extensions and “direct pay” provisions in a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill that failed to move ahead in the U.S. Senate on Monday, after Democrats and Republicans angrily accused each other of undermining the bill by seeking special status for favored industries.

But with Republicans and fossil fuel interests already blaming these clean-energy provisions for the bill’s delay, the renewables industry is pointing to another, perhaps less political remedy to the growing uncertainty over wind and solar projects’ federal tax credit status.

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