On July 18, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) unveiled Back in Black: A Deficit Reduction Plan, a purported $9 trillion deficit reduction plan offered which includes cuts to $962 billion of wide-ranging tax expenditures over ten years. This includes what the Senator called a number of “misdirected energy tax preferences,” and renewable energy tax credits in particular. The renewable electricity production tax credit will cost $14 billion over the next ten years and would be cut under Coburn’s plan.