In a move not at all unanticipated, the PTC was allowed a one year extension of robbing workers and damaging the environment while enriching the already rich. Environmentalists have no problem enriching oil companies and nuclear power companies as long as the environmentalists can continue their assault on the planet and pretend all of their projects are “green” and “clean”. (Note the anti-fracking movie “Promised Land” was in part financed by middle east oil.)
Of course, this is not really surprising. The “cares about the poor” president spent reportedly over 3 million dollars to fly in from Hawaii (and back) to watch Joe Biden work a deal. There is a remarkable vanity and even a very real belief among many of these individual that they are gods. This allows them to be 100% right all of the time and exempt from their own rules (Gods are not bound by rules). Polluting the environment and spending millions for a golf vacation seems excessive for a person, but not a god.
One can look forward to more billions wasted on archaic energy producing methods that scar the land for years and disrupt wildlife. One can also anticipate the death of many endangered bird and possibly some mammals (saving whooping cranes was so important until the bird chopping alters to Al Gore had to go up—now who cares? Whack a crane, save the planet.)
It is often said people who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it. Not true. Knowing history means nothing if it gets in the way of money and power. Virtually all of Europe is experiencing the consequences of spending billions on energy forms that are not green nor useful. These are not happy outcomes. Yet the wind industry continues raiding worker’s wallets hoping the lights don’t go out before the check clears.