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A Focus on Energy: Export of LNG
A Focus on Energy: Royalty Trusts
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A Focus on Energy: M&A Trends in the Energy Sector
A Focus on Energy: Traditional MLPs vs. Variable MLPs
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The Water Values Podcast - How Can We Resolve Water Conflicts?
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Las Reformas Constitucionales Transcendentales en México: Oportunidades y Retos para el Inversionista Privado
Mexico's Historic Energy Reform: Opportunities and Challenges for Investors
How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
Polsinelli Podcast - Hot Energy Trends in 2014 by Polsinelli
Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
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In the 2014 provincial budget, the British Columbia government announced its intention to introduce income tax legislation later in the year applicable to the LNG industry (the LNG Income Tax). The B.C. government stated that...more
On October 2, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published an overview of the production tax credit (PTC). The report is available below. It contains a helpful summary of the history of the PTC and an insightful...more
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans allow property owners to finance clean energy improvements to their properties generally secured by property liens senior to mortgages through tax assessments. Moody’s recently...more
On January 1, 2013, California embarked on a grand experiment with the launch of the world’s most complex cap-and-trade program. Under this program, companies operating in California, such as food processors, power producers...more
Illinois courts have issued three taxpayer-friendly manufacturing rulings in 2013 and 2014, underscoring the breadth of the exemption from use tax afforded to equipment and chemicals used in the process of manufacturing....more
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, in a 5-2 decision, held that the Local Tax Enabling Act ("LTEA") bars taxing jurisdictions from imposing business privilege taxes, on leases or lease transactions. Fish, Hrabick and...more
Governor Cuomo has signed into law a bill that extends real property tax breaks for installing electricity-generating solar panels on New York City buildings effective September 23, 2014.
In the recently decided case PPL Electric Utilities Corp. v. Director, Drinker Biddle was successful in convincing the New Jersey Tax Court that neither the Pennsylvania capital stock tax nor the gross receipts tax are...more
The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) on September 16 published a report analyzing federal energy tax incentives. The report is available below. The report is generally insightful; however, it has a misguided job-creation...more
Four bills affecting infrastructure financing districts, a funding mechanism for infrastructure and development projects that benefit the broader community, were recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. IFDs, created in 1990,...more
On September 19, 2014, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA) introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014 (H.R. 5559), which was referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. The...more
The General Assembly adjourned “sine die” on Wednesday, August 20. During the interim, the MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed biweekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative...more
Tax reform has been a hot topic as of late, particularly for the energy sector. On September 17, 2014, the Senate Finance Committee continued the focus on energy tax reform by holding a hearing on “Reforming America’s...more
The Department of the Treasury has announced that for fiscal year 2015 the Cash Grant sequester rate will be increased from 7.2 to 7.3 percent. The announcement is available below. The change applies to Cash Grants paid on...more
On September 18, 2014, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA), along with 16 other Members of Congress, introduced H.R. 5559, the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014. A copy of Representative...more
Energy and Climate Debate -
Congress has recessed until after the November elections, and we turn our attention this week to energy and climate issues on the Administration and international fronts....more
Mozambique’s new Petroleum Law and new Petroleum Tax Law have been long awaited by foreign investors who have been looking for a clear and comprehensive legal framework to facilitate investment in the development of the...more
ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE -
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 the continuing resolution (H.J....more
One of the major obstacles facing renewable energy co-operatives is the concern that, although they are a co-operative for the purposes of the Cooperative Corporations Act (Ontario) (the “CCA”), they may not be co-operatives...more
With 125 days left in 2014, we find ourselves looking at What’s Next for the oil & gas industry in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays for the remainder of 2014. It has been an eventful year and with just four months until...more
The clock is running out on the 113th Congress. While the calendar says we are not quite at the two-minute warning, with a truncated September congressional schedule and the campaign season taking up much of the fall, the...more
This week, ML Strategies’s Director of Government Relations, Bryan Stockton, provides an update on the clean energy provisions in the Senate’s tax-extenders package and details scenarios for their extension as the midterm...more
In This Issue:
- Extenders Déjà Vu: Fate of Expired Clean Energy Tax Provisions Closely Tied to Election
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Energy
And The Gavel Drops! -
After an unusually lengthy short session that started May 14th, lawmakers finally agreed on Wednesday August 20th to adjourn sine die, and conclude the business of the 2013-14 General Assembly. ...more
In 2013, the Internal Revenue Service established two “beginning construction” tests – a physical work test and a 5% safe harbor test – to determine eligibility for the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit...more
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