High expectations and disappointments have characterized early action on energy legislation. Last month, the U.S. Senate produced an energy bill that includes no tax title -- and, therefore, no production tax credit extension -- and that has no renewable portfolio standard (RPS). In fact, Senate advocates of renewable energy found themselves in a procedural morass that did not even allow for a vote on the RPS issue.

"This is the moment of truth-right now, in July. We have to win this vote if we are to get an RPS passed this year." -- Greg Wetstone, AWEA, Senior Director of Government & Public Affairs