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Energy and climate debate

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • October 16 2011

As debates over fiscal year 2012 appropriations, the budget deficit, and jobs continue to heat up, energy issues retain an important place in the conversation

DOE and CenterPoint Energy announce results of energy efficiency study

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2011

CenterPoint Energy and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman released the results of a survey covering a 500 smart meter pilot program begun last fall

Energy and climate debate - January 8, 2012

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2012

Happy New Year and welcome to the first 2012 edition of the ML Strategies’ weekly Energy and Environment Update

15.2 billion gallons renewable energy required

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule December 27 that will require the total volume of fuel sold in the United States in 2012 to contain 15.2 billion gallons of renewable fuels

Tax equity partnerships

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2012

Energy Secretary Steven Chu met with senior business executives at a summit March 13 to discuss the use of tax equity partnerships to finance renewable energy projects

Energy and climate debate - July 7th, 2011

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 7 2011

The key to understanding Washington over the course of the next few months to a year is grasping all that came of the debt ceiling and deficit agreement

Biofuels in RFS defended

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2012

Speaking at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference April 3, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended biofuel mandates in the national renewable fuel standard, saying that an increase in the number of biorefineries to produce advanced ethanol are expected soon, and that biofuels create rural jobs and increase energy security

Water to account for 15 percent electricity by 2030

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 22 2012

Speaking at the National Hydropower Association’s annual conference April 16, Jose Zayas, program manager of the Department of Energy’s wind and water power program, said that the agency is seeking to obtain 15 percent of the country’s electricity from conventional hydropower and other water-powered sources by 2030

Wind PPA tax rule

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2012

The Internal Revenue Service issued Private Letter Ruling 201214007 April 6, concluding that where a taxpayer purchased wind energy facilities accompanied by facility-specific Power Purchase Agreements, no portion of the purchase price need be allocated to the PPAs as a separate asset

Legislation introduced

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2012

Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced legislation (S. 3183) May 15 to prevent Chinese solar panel manufacturers from benefiting from American tax credits