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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


IN E85 deduction
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

Indiana enacted legislation (H.B. 1128) March 16 to repeal the gross retail tax deduction for retail merchants selling E85 fuel, as well as the credit that retailers were entitled to if the deduction exceeded the gross retail tax amount


IN home efficiency
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

Indiana repealed the state’s expired gross retail tax exemption for home energy assistant transactions March 14 while providing for a new state home energy assistance program


HI RE systems eligible for credits
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 26 2012

The Hawaii Department of Taxation advised last week that three taxpayers that were planning to install a renewable energy facility at a public utility location each qualified for the renewable energy technology income tax credit because they were each complete systems


Israel encourages EV purchases
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 6 2012

Israelʼs finance minister announced April 29 a small window of tax breaks for electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicle purchases to encourage drivers to buy the cars before the credits expire


SC reinstates plug-in hybrid tax credit
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 10 2012

Legislation enacted by the state legislature in May reinstates the income tax credit for the purchase or lease of a new plug-in hybrid vehicle for tax years 2012 through 2016


Minimums for EE building deductions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 26 2012

The Internal Revenue Service released guidance February 23 providing an additional set of energy savings percentages for owners or lessees of energy efficiency commercial buildings seeking certification for their properties to use to qualify for partial tax code Section 179D deduction


Energy & environment update - September 15 2014
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 15 2014

Congress is in Washington this week for an intense few days before recessing until after the November elections. The House will vote September 17 on


Energy & environment update - August 25, 2014
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 25 2014

Now that summer is drawing to a close, let’s check in on one important bill that lost momentum just as the summer was beginning. Remember the Senate


Environmental groups revisit carbon tax
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 11 2012

Democratic successes in last week’s elections have encouraged environmental groups to consider advocating for more aggressive action on climate change, including renewed interest in a proposal to tax the carbon content of fuel