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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


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


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


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


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
  • March 4 2012

Congressmen Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the Storage Technology for Renewable and Green Energy 2012 Act (STORAGE) (H.R.4096) February 2


CRS fossil fuels subsidy report
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

The Congressional Research Service released a report March 5 finding that after years of resistance, the atmosphere could be changing enough for Congress to repeal tax breaks for oil and gas industry


Treasury cash grant guidance
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

On March 12, the Internal Revenue Service in Notice 2012-23 will be published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin 2012-11, with a set of FAQ’s on tax issues involving cash payments, in lieu of tax credits, for business energy property


Energy and climate debate - March 11, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

The energy debate continued this week, with a number of high profile issues making headlines in the Senate, reviews and critiques of the president’s budget request occupying significant committee hearing time, and the administration repeating its call for an all of the above energy strategy


Tax equity partnerships
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 18 2012

Energy Secretary Steven Chu met with senior business executives at a summit March 13 to discuss the use of tax equity partnerships to finance renewable energy projects