Update: The Senate has passed a stimulus package bill. The bill did not include extensions of tax credits for renewable energy or energy efficient homes. Without a new proposal, the existing Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and Production Tax Credit (PTC) for renewable energy will expire at the end of 2008.

"With 116,000 jobs and nearly $19 billion in investment at risk in the renewable energy industries, a minority of the Senate has again frustrated the desire of millions of Americans across the political spectrum who overwhelmingly support clean, home-grown energy." --Randall Swisher, Executive Director, AWEA