By Zack Colman - 11/14/12 05:34 PM EST
“I think there is certainly the largest realization that we’ve ever had
that it’s time for it to end,” Alexander said at a Wednesday event
hosted by The Hill and sponsored by the American Energy Alliance.
The credit is scheduled to expire Dec. 31. Democrats and Republicans from states with significant wind power industries are pushing for its extension during the lame-duck session.
While Alexander has historically been in the minority with his opposition to the credit, the Tennessee Republican said the impending fiscal cliff of deep automatic spending cuts and income tax increases has brought other lawmakers to his side.