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CA renewable energy study

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2012

On April 26, California’s nonpartisan Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes released Finding the Sweet Spot: Green Energy Incentives and Job Creation, requested by Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, arguing the state should create a state-sponsored “green bank” offering loans to cleantech companies willing to base their operations and create jobs in California

Coburn plan calls for $1 trillion purge of tax expenditures

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2011

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

Renewable energy resource equipment manufacturing facility tax credit enacted

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2011

Oregon passed a bill (H.B. 2523) creating a new income tax credit for the certified costs of a renewable energy resource equipment manufacturing facility, defined as any structure, building, installation, excavation, device, machinery, or equipment

Legislation introduced

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

On July 25, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced legislation (S.1413) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily increase the investment tax credit for geothermal energy property

No repeal of ethanol tax credit soon

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

On July 26, hopes began to recede for a bipartisan agreement to repeal a production tax credit for ethanol production when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) excluded the provision from a debt-reduction announced the previous day

Ways and Means postpones to hold energy-tax hearing

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

The House Ways and Means Committee postponed an August 3 joint hearing on energy tax policy to be held by the Select Revenue Measures and Oversight Subcommittee

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

Bill amends renewable energy tax credit requirements in Iowa

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

Under legislation (H.F.590) the renewable energy tax credit in Iowa was amended to increase the nameplate generating capacity requirement for certain facilities that qualify

Democrats to push for tax breaks in lieu of spending

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2011

Senate Democrats, looking to push their jobs agenda but needing to keep spending to a minimum, will likely focus on corporate tax breaks after the recess

New guidance on alternative fuel mixture tax credit

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2011

On August 19, the IRS Chief Counsel released an advice memorandum stating that certain methods for mixing taxable fuel to feedstock for, or derived from, anaerobic digestion processes cannot receive the alternative fuel mixture tax credit, since it is not used in actual energy production