Sanders pushing for tax credits for renewable energy projects

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(Host) Senator Bernie Sanders is pushing for the extension of tax credits for renewable energy projects.

A bill that he’s supporting would extend for eight years credits for businesses that invest in wind power, biomass, hydropower and geothermal electricity.

Sanders say he hopes the tax credits will make a difference in Vermont, which relies on renewable projects for just 6.5 percent of its power.

(Sanders) "The truth is we have been very successful in terms of energy efficiency. We have not been as aggressive as I would like to see in terms of wind and solar, so these tax credits will give us a boost in moving toward photovoltaics, into wind, both large and small."

(Host) The Senate is expected to vote on the renewable tax credit bill in the next day.

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