Wind-energy credit resurfaces in Senate tax plan

The plan now includes a one-year extension of the credit through 2013. The incentive, which the wind industry calls vital to financing new power projects, is currently slated to expire at the end of 2012.

However, the election-year path forward for the incentive — and the overall tax package — remains highly uncertain.

Romney’s opposition to extending the wind credit, announced this week, may create complications for GOP lawmakers.

A spokesman for House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Even some conservatives seem open to return to earmarks Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism MORE (R-Ohio) did not respond to an inquiry Wednesday about BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Even some conservatives seem open to return to earmarks Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism MORE’s view on renewing the incentive.

The Senate plan would allow the incentive for projects that begin construction before the end of next year.

Watch The Hill’s On The Money blog and E2-Wire for more as lawmakers negotiate over the extenders package.

This post was updated at 3:27 p.m.