US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said she is “hopeful and optimistic” that Congress will renew the federal production tax credit (PTC) for onshore wind that expired at the end of last year.

“We certainly hope Congress will do this especially in light of the imperative to be energy secure right now, in addition to the jobs that would be created, and addressing of the climate that wind, offshore and onshore, presents,” she said in response to a question from Recharge at the International Partnership Forum in Atlantic City, New Jersey.