WASHINGTON - Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and John Ensign, R-Nev., yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend energy tax incentives and provide an additional $400 million of clean renewable energy bonds for public power providers and cooperatives that are not eligible for renewable energy tax credits.

The Clean Energy Tax Stimulus Act of 2008, which is cosponsored by 21 other Senators, would extend lapsed and expiring energy efficiency tax credits and provide tax deductions for businesses and homeowners who invest in renewable energy or take steps to increase their energy efficiency.

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