The next US Congress will extend federal wind and solar tax credits and likely enact one for standalone energy storage – but is unlikely to support big national climate-related strategies if opposition Republicans retain Senate control, believes Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

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“I think tax credits will continue as an important component of clean energy in the US,” he said in an interview on WindTV during the WindEnergy Hamburg online industry conference, noting that President-elect Joe Biden wants the credits extended and the renewables industry has a track record of gaining bipartisan support for them.