To: Craig Adams, President, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Is PECO Wind a sham?

The wind energy tax credits have helped us make a lot of progress over the last decade. Wind energy now powers the equivalent of nearly 13 million homes across the country, creating a future with less global warming and air pollution, while supporting local jobs.

You should stand up to dirty energy companies like PECO and Exelon, and renew the wind energy tax credit today.

Why is this important?

Is PECO Wind a sham? It sure seems like it.

While the PECO wind website talks about giving customers “an opportunity to support renewable wind energy,” their lobbyists in Congress are pushing to kill legislation that will promote wind energy in Pennsylvania and nationwide. [1] [2]

And sadly, PECO isn't alone in trying to submarine America’s wind energy programs — other powerful energy companies like PPL, First Energy and GenOn have all joined them in trying to kill wind energy and continue our reliance on dirty energy.

The program is the Wind Power Tax Credit, and it is critical to expand America’s wind power industry. Unfortunately due to the political gridlock in Washington D.C., this program is set to expire in just over a month. It’s that simple.

If you’re like many, you support wind power because you don’t want to rely on dirty coal-fired power plants and their air pollution. Or, you’re worried about global warming fueling future super storms like Sandy. Or maybe, you just believe that wind power is the future and want to be part of building a clean energy economy.

Unfortunately, dirty energy companies are trying to exploit America’s support for wind power — while trying to get rid of wind power at the same time.

Tell your Senators and member of Congress to stand up to the dirty energy companies like PECO and renew the wind energy tax credit.

[1] PECO Wind Website, November 2012
[2] "Utility Giant Lobbies Against Wind-Power Tax Credit", National Review, August 1, 2012