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 BoehnerIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable House GOP faces dilemma on spending bills Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns MORE (R-Ohio) did not respond to an inquiry Wednesday about BoehnerJohn BoehnerIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable House GOP faces dilemma on spending bills Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns 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.