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Tax credits encourage R&D
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 18 2012

The Congressional Budget Office released a report March 6 concluding that federal tax credits and other support for renewable technologies and energy and energy efficiency have succeeded in advancing research and development that would otherwise not attract private investment, while the record is more mixed for helping to build large demonstration projects


IA RE credits
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • 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


Energy and climate debate - May 6, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 6 2012

With budget negotiations heating up, and election year politics becoming more relevant than ever, energy issues continue to play a key role in the national debates


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


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


1603 support letter
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2011

A group of House Democrats, led by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rush Holt (D-NJ), circulated a letter last week in support of the 1603 grants in lieu of tax credits program, which provides grant funding in place of a tax credit for companies with no tax liability in an effort to accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies


CRS study of wind PTC
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • 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


WY ethanol PTC repealed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

On March 22, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) signed SF 8 repealing the $0.40 gasoline tax credit for ethanol producers, allowing the state Highway Fund and local governments to begin collecting millions in fuel taxes ethanol produced in the state


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


RE and EE commitment reiterated
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

Department of Treasury Acting Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Emily McMahon responded March 14 to Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), John Kerry (D-MA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Tom Carper (D-DE) who wrote February 10 regarding tax policies to improve clean energy and energy efficiency incentives