Did you know that the US now has more solar workers than coal miners?
But our senators could allow a key tax credit to keep these jobs in America to lapse.
Ask your senators now to put solar on a level playing field and support the jobs and economic development generated by the demand for solar electricity.
The 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for residential and commercial solar systems will expire on December 31, 2016 and should be extended. For more about why extending the ITC is important to allow solar growth, see infographic below and this link (PDF).
Time is short.
Help expand clean energy in Alabama by sending your Senators an email asking them to extend the credit. Click here and WeAreTeamSolar will help you email or call them. You can contact the local offices for Sessions or Shelby and use the suggested script below:
Hi, my name is ____________ and I live in _____________.
I’m calling to ask my Senator to extend the solar Investment Tax Credit.
Over the past 6 decades in the U.S., fossil fuels and nuclear power have received 8 times more government subsidies than wind and solar. The ITC is a small step towards leveling the playing field.
The solar ITC is critical to American energy independence, allowing the country and individuals more options to invest in stable, home-grown domestic energy production.
If the policy isn’t extended this year, solar companies will face uncertainty. Experts predict that 100,000 jobs across the country will be lost.
Thank you for supporting solar growth in America.