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Energy and climate debate - March 11, 2012

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • March 11 2012

The energy debate continued this week, with a number of high profile issues making headlines in the Senate, reviews and critiques of the president’s budget request occupying significant committee hearing time, and the administration repeating its call for an all of the above energy strategy

Letters pushed

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • December 11 2011

As Congress prepares to consider tax extenders legislation at the end of the year, Senators and Representatives are preparing a number of letters in support of energy tax programs that will expire at the end of the year unless extended

$700 billion could be saved

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • July 1 2012

Taxpayers for Common Sense, Friends of the Earth, and the R Street Institute released a study June 26 finding that Congress could save taxpayers nearly $700 billion over 10 years be eliminating environmentally harmful subsidies and programs ranging from oil and gas industry tax breaks to loan guarantees for alternative energy projects

Minimums for EE building deductions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • February 26 2012

The Internal Revenue Service released guidance February 23 providing an additional set of energy savings percentages for owners or lessees of energy efficiency commercial buildings seeking certification for their properties to use to qualify for partial tax code Section 179D deduction

HI RE systems eligible for credits

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • February 26 2012

The Hawaii Department of Taxation advised last week that three taxpayers that were planning to install a renewable energy facility at a public utility location each qualified for the renewable energy technology income tax credit because they were each complete systems

SC reinstates plug-in hybrid tax credit

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 10 2012

Legislation enacted by the state legislature in May reinstates the income tax credit for the purchase or lease of a new plug-in hybrid vehicle for tax years 2012 through 2016

Intersection of energy and tax policy previewed

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • September 25 2011

The Joint Committee on Taxation released an analysis September 20 on the intersection of tax policy and energy policy in advance of last week’s House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures and Oversight subcommittees September 22 joint hearing

Israel encourages EV purchases

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • May 6 2012

Israelʼs finance minister announced April 29 a small window of tax breaks for electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicle purchases to encourage drivers to buy the cars before the credits expire

IN E85 deduction

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • April 1 2012

Indiana enacted legislation (H.B. 1128) March 16 to repeal the gross retail tax deduction for retail merchants selling E85 fuel, as well as the credit that retailers were entitled to if the deduction exceeded the gross retail tax amount

HI company receives RETITC

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • September 25 2011

The Hawaii Department of Taxation advised in a Letter Ruling No. 2011-06 September 2 that a company planning to install multiple photovoltaic systems at a site crisscrossed with a number of underground utility systems is eligible for a renewable energy technologies income credit because there is a legitimate nontax reason for the multiple systems