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Senate Jobs Bill Resuscitates Alternative Fuel Credit
Posted on 15 Feb 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, last week released a draft of their Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act . The bill contains a number of provisions intended to spark new... Read More

Arizona Extends Energy Tax Breaks for Solar
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

Arizona recently extended its sales tax exemption and investment tax credit for solar energy devices installed within the state. The sales tax exemption was set to expire and has now been extended to 2016. The investment tax credit has been extended through... Read More

Renewable Energy Law Developments – American Bar Association Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law – Renewable Energy Committee
Posted on 19 Jan 2010 by ABA Public Utility Communications Transportation

This report from the Renewable Energy Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law looks at recent renewable energy law developments. The report begins by noting that “The past few years... Read More

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: Investment in Alternative Energy After the End of Cash Grants
Posted on 30 Sep 2011 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The cash grant program for renewable energy expires at the end of this year. When cash grants end, renewable energy projects will once again rely on "tax equity investors" to offer lower-cost financing in exchange for the tax credits and accelerated... Read More

Renewable Energy: Portfolio Standards Free Download
Posted on 1 Apr 2010 by Ridgway M. Hall, Thomas Utzinger, and Jessica Hall

Renewable portfolio standards (RPS) obligate retail sellers of electricity to include in their energy resource portfolios certain minimum amounts of electricity from qualifying renewable energy sources. To help you understand the basics of RPS programs... Read More

Alternative Fuels Industry Still Waiting for Tax Extenders Reconciliation
Posted on 24 Mar 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

After the House and Senate passed bills including an extension of the alternative fuel mixture and biodiesel tax credit program , alternative fuel producers assumed that Congress would act quickly to put the legislation into a form that could be signed... Read More

Extension of Liquid Fuel Tax Credits Still Not Resolved
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

Both the Senate and the House have passed bills that would extend for one year the $1-per-gallon tax credit for alternative biofuels and biodiesel but the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Representative Sander Levin (D-MI), said recently... Read More

Senate Expected to Vote on Biodiesel and Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Extensions this Week
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

On Friday, March 5, 2010, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. NV) filed a motion for cloture on H.R. 4213 , the House tax extenders bill, which includes an extension of the biodiesel tax credit and alternative fuel mixture tax credit programs through... Read More

House Passes Tax Extenders Bill: Biodiesel and Fuel Mixture Credit Extensions Included
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

The House on Friday by a narrow margin passed H.R. 4213, extending various unemployment benefits and stimulus programs along with a basket of tax credits that included the biodiesel tax credit and the alternative fuel mixture credit . (House Committee... Read More

Marten Law: Tax Legislation Sets Up Race to "Begin Construction" of Renewables Facilities by Year-End
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Richard Allan , Partner, Marten Law PLLC As part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, Congress extended eligibility for tax credits for renewable energy projects through the end of 2013, provided developers "begin construction"... Read More