TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson are urging Congress to renew tax credits designed to help renewable energy companies.
Some $500 million in investment and production tax credits are due to expire Dec. 31.
Investment credits go to businesses and home owners who invest in equipment for solar power. The production tax credits are based on the kilowatt hours of electricity produced by renewable resources such as wind.
Sebelius and Parkinson sent a letter Friday to congressional leaders and members of the state's delegation. They said Congress should provide multiple years' worth of tax credits to nurture renewable energy.
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