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$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

Italian energy efficiency tax provisions

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

On June 26, the Italian government officially passed into law a new set of tax incentives, financed by $100 million from the treasury and bond sales, to support up to a 50 reduction in taxes on purchases used for the energy efficiency part of construction projects

CRS study of wind PTC

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

On June 20, the Congressional Research Service released U.S. Renewable Electricity: How Does the Production Tax Credit (PTC) Impact Wind Markets?, which found that extending the 2.2-cent-per-kilowatt-hour production tax credit for the wind industry may not result in greater long-term wind power generation capacity, given natural gas prices and state renewable portfolio standards

Tax code impact on energy

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 17 2012

The Senate Finance Committee met June 12 to consider the impact of tax reform on domestic energy policy

LA alternative fuel credit

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 17 2012

The Louisiana Department of Revenue issued May 20 an emergency rule clarifying the availability and proper qualification criteria for claiming the alternative fuel tax credit

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

Tax extenders

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

On June 8, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures held a hearing on expiring tax provisions

Senate Finance hearing on tax reform and energy policy

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

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing June 12 on the impact of tax reform on the nation’s energy policy

IA RE credits

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 3 2012

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) signed legislation May 25 to create income tax credits for residents who install solar or geothermal energy systems in their homes

Vilsack reaffirms commitment to biofuel tax breaks

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 3 2012

On May 31, Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack said the Obama administration remains seriously committed to extending the biofuel tax breaks, even though the provisions were left off the White House’s congressional “to-do” list