Letters to the Editor

Letter: Clean energy tax credits

Progress toward a greener Alaska is at risk. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal and restrict many tax credits that are key to advancing clean energy.

These credits can also save us a lot of money — on average, Alaskans can reduce the cost of installing solar panels by more than $4,300. We can also get tax credits for installing energy storage and weatherizing our homes. We have the second-highest energy costs in the nation, and fortunately, adding more environmentally friendly sources will also bring those bills down.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski should defend clean energy tax credits and oppose any legislation overturning them. The senator has long been committed to advocating for the interests of her constituents and has secured many pieces of legislation that help reduce pollution and expand clean energy.

By defending the clean energy tax credits, she can empower Alaskans to save money and harness the potential of locally produced renewable power.

— Dyani Chapman

State director, Alaska Environment


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