There is bipartisan support for a plan to allow renewable-energy companies to form master limited partnerships, a form of business used by many oil and natural gas firms to gain a favorable tax status, said Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. "That doesn't mean subsidies should continue to grow more expensive even as the costs of technologies fall, but, hopefully, we can provide at least a three- to five-year window where investments can be made without a material shift in policies," she said in remarks prepared for a conference.

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