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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


Legislation introduced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 29 2012

Congressman Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced legislation (H.R. 3807) January 23 to provide funding of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program with a dedicated revenue source consisting of a tax on offshore oil production


Upcoming hearings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 29 2012

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) announced January 24 that he will hold a hearing January 31 to explore a long-term solution to the problem of finding a way to pay for short-term tax breaks that expire annually or biennially


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
  • 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


CA renewable energy study
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • 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


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