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Energy & environment update - April 7, 2014
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 7 2014

Budget hearings continue this week, following a week during which budget reviews and tax extenders negotiations dominated much of the national energy


CA may suspend tax breaks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 2 2011

The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority directed staff at a September 27 meeting to come up with a plan to determine if procedures for reviewing and approving clean energy and advanced transportation manufacturing tax exemptions need to be strengthened


Tax Code and greenhouse gases report released
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2013

The National Research Council released its congressionally mandated report Effects of U.S. Tax Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions June 20, finding


Vitter letter on carbon tax
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 16 2013

In a September 13 letter, Senate Environment and Public Works Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA) asked the Treasury Department to turn over documents


Energy & environment update January 13, 2014 - energy and climate debate
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 13 2014

Following a week during which energy and climate issues garnered significant national attention, via both Senator Lisa Murkowski's (R-AK) energy


Carbon tax concerns
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

The Congressional Research Service unveiled a report August 29 concluding that while adopting a carbon tax on polluting companies may improve the environment, there are concerns that it could result in a shrinking revenue base for the country if adopted as part of tax reform


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


Intersection of energy and tax policy previewed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

The Joint Committee on Taxation released an analysis September 20 on the intersection of tax policy and energy policy in advance of last week’s House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures and Oversight subcommittees September 22 joint hearing


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


HI company receives RETITC
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

The Hawaii Department of Taxation advised in a Letter Ruling No. 2011-06 September 2 that a company planning to install multiple photovoltaic systems at a site crisscrossed with a number of underground utility systems is eligible for a renewable energy technologies income credit because there is a legitimate nontax reason for the multiple systems