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Legislation introduced

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • February 12 2012

Congressmen Ed Markey (D-CA), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced legislation (H.R. 3900) February 3 to ensure that oil transported through the Keystone XL pipeline is used to reduce domestic dependence on Middle Eastern oil

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

CRS fossil fuels subsidy report

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

The Congressional Research Service released a report March 5 finding that after years of resistance, the atmosphere could be changing enough for Congress to repeal tax breaks for oil and gas industry

Coburn plan calls for $1 trillion purge of tax expenditures

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • 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

Tax equity partnerships

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • 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

Senators send energy tax letter

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • February 19 2012

Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), John Kerry (D-MA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Tom Carper (D-DE) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jeffrey Zients February 10 encouraging them to advance tax policies that improve energy efficiency and support clean energy incentives

Tax deduction records requested

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

House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight Chairman Charles Boustany requested documents and information May 3 to investigate whether departments require contractors to pay back percentages of an energy efficiency tax deduction

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

Legislation introduced

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

Representatives Bill Pascrell and Brian Bilbray introduced legislation (H.R. 4953) April 26 that would provide a tax credit to renewable chemical producers

Performance-based credits preferable

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

The Government Accountability Office released a report May 2 finding that a performance-based tax credit for homeowners who invest in energy efficiency measures would more likely reduce energy consumption and emissions than a cost-based credit would, but that it would be more costly