Having covered this topic recently, as well as the importance underlying these policies here, I'll only point out some recent discussion on the topic. First, from Reuters (h/t Gristmill):
Leaders in both the Senate and House of Representatives vow to revisit the tax incentives next year, but so far have advanced no definite plans. "We're going to be back and we're going to get that vote more quickly than you think," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday.Meanwhile, the president of the solar lobby group (the Solar Energy Industries Association), Rhone Resch, gave an optimistic interview to Cleantech:
"Although this bill didn't include an extension of the tax credits, we're optimistic that we will see another tax title move early in 2008 that'll include a long-term extension and expansion of tax credits both for solar and for wind," Rhone Resch, president of the Solar Energy Industries Association, told Cleantech.com....Resch's counterparts at the American Wind Energy Association have created a link for you to contact your elected officials. A slightly more detailed article is here from a couple days ago.
..."There's no opposition from the White House or Republicans to extending the tax credits for solar, it's just a matter of finding the best way to pay for it,"