On Thursday night Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D ? Nev.) introduced a tax package with a provision that would extend by one-year important green energy stimulus programs, including the very popular 1603 cash grants. By adding the green funding provisions Reid hopes to get liberal Democrats to support the tax cut extension brokered by President Obama earlier this week.
It’s the second time in a week that the Senate considers an extension of the 1603 grants. Republicans don’t like the grants, arguing that they?re?just “more government spending.” But obviously, Republicans also want to get the tax cuts extended and so could cave in and support a full extension of the green stimulus package, including the 1603 grants. Continue reading The Week in Green Energy: Getting to 1603?