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Wind PPA tax rule
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • 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


Senate Democrats seek VEETC repeal in deficit reduction; GOP ambivalent
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

Senate Democrats renewed calls to repeal the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit, or VEETC, as part of a deficit reduction deal


CRS finds VEETC unlikely to see extension
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

On July 5, a Congressional Research Service report summarized the federal programs and policies in place for ethanol, biodiesel, and other biofuels, and ultimately said the extension of several key tax incentives through last December's Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub


White House praises ethanol subsidy elimination
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

The White House had a generally positive response to the legislation introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and John Thune (R-SD) aimed at eliminating ethanol subsidies


Senators introduce bill to end ethanol credit immediately
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

On July 7, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and John Thune (R-SD) proposed a bill, amid much media fanfare, to divert $1.3 billion of the money remaining for this year’s ethanol tax break towards deficit reduction


DE governor signs bill marking interest on energy agency bonds tax-exempt
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 17 2011

On July 5, Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) signed legislation (S.B. 125), which allows the Sustainable Energy Utility to be exempt from state income tax


Michigan makes changes to the brownfield tax credit
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 14 2011

Michigan implemented changes into the total amount of the brownfield tax credit


CRS report finds tax code supports renewables more than fossil fuels
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 14 2011

A report conducted by the Congressional Research Service on August 10, noted that the federal tax code allows for renewable energy to receive greater financial support than fossil fuels, relative to their stake in total domestic energy production


Legislation introduced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 5 2011

Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) reintroduced a quartet of bills May 23 addressing renewable energy and energy efficiency


EV charging credit enacted
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 5 2011

Maryland enacted legislation (H.B. 163) May 19 that creates a new tax credit for qualified electric vehicle recharging equipment