A new bill introduced by the Senate's top two tax writers yesterday would authorize an additional $5 billion in tax credit bonds, as well as other bond-related provisions, to support increased efforts to produce and conserve renewable energy.

Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Finance Committee, unveiled the energy tax package yesterday, and called for Congress to ensure it is enacted into law before the end of the fall session.

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