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Legislation introduced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 6 2011

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced legislation (S. 1764) October that extends and modifies the Advanced Energy Project Credit


PTC extension urged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 18 2011

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was joined by 14 of his Democratic colleagues in sending a letter December 9 to Senate leaders calling for an extension of the wind energy production tax credit as part of any tax legislative vehicle as soon as possible


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


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


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


New guidance on alternative fuel mixture tax credit
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 21 2011

On August 19, the IRS Chief Counsel released an advice memorandum stating that certain methods for mixing taxable fuel to feedstock for, or derived from, anaerobic digestion processes cannot receive the alternative fuel mixture tax credit, since it is not used in actual energy production


Wind industry calls for tax credit extension
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 28 2011

The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition sent a letter last week to President Obama asking that he work with Congress to extend for seven years the production tax credit and investment tax credit