by Julia Pyper
December 18, 2015

The year is winding down, but there’s still plenty of ongoing energy policy action.

In a major win for the renewable energy industry, Congress passed five-year extensions for both the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) this week as part of an omnibus spending bill. The extensions were added to appease Democrats in exchange for lifting the 1975 crude oil export ban, a move championed by Republicans.

The bill now heads to the White House. While President Obama threatened to veto a standalone bill...