With gas prices rising and new technology available, wind energy producers gathered in Denver this week say this could be a landmark year for the industry.
But for that trend to continue they say the federal government needs to extend a tax credit due to run out at the end of the year. And they also want to see business and government work together to provide more transmission for wind farms.
A group of executives from leading energy companies participated in a panel discussion today at the American Wind Energy Association national convention. Assistant Interior Secretary Rebecca Watson told them the Bush administration supports renewable energy and the extension of the tax credits.
The issue is now being considered by Congress. The House version of the bill doesn't contain the credit and it's expected to be debated in the Senate this week.