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The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more
The Federal Government has fulfilled its election promise when the Senate passed the carbon tax repeal legislation on 17 July 2014. The Government achieved the repeal of the carbon tax after 2 weeks of negotiations with the...more
On May 15, 2014, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a procedural measure that would have allowed for that body to consider and vote on S. 2260, the "Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act," the package...more
A growing number of Republican members of Congress, fueled by the Tea Party and conservative groups like the Club for Growth, are renouncing energy tax incentives for the fossil fuel and the renewable energy industries. ...more
With both chambers of Congress considering the extension of the production tax credit (PTC), the Congressional Research Service published a report on April 7, 2014, The Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit: In Brief. ...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; International; States; and...more
The 2014 session of the Alabama Legislature is winding and grinding down as lawmakers hammer out the General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets. Last week saw progress, albeit slow.
In exchange for a $2.6 billion cut to Ohio’s state income taxes, Gov. John Kasich has proposed a package of tax increases in other areas. Included among those increases would be the gradual implementation of a 2.75 percent...more
In President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address, he said: “Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar; every panel pounded into place by a worker whose job can’t be outsourced. Let’s continue that...more
On February 12, 2014, Ohio House Ways and Means Committee Vice-Chair Rep. Gary Scherer offered a substitute House Bill 375 to the Ways and Means Committee, including significant amendments from the prior version of House Bill...more
Details from Each Chamber:
The House met this week in lengthy sessions to try to clear the calendar in preparation for budget week beginning March 10....more
On February 26, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released his long-awaited tax reform discussion draft, the Tax Reform Act of 2014. To achieve his goal of lower individual and corporate tax rates,...more
In late 2013, the Senate Finance Committee released a tax reform staff discussion draft on energy (the “energy draft”) as part of a series of tax reform proposals. According to Committee staff, the energy draft “proposes a...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; Government Accountability Office; International; States; and...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;...more
While Congress was in recess last week, many Obama Administration and Congressional officials traveled to Davos, Switzerland, to participate in the annual World Economic Forum. About a third of the panels addressed climate...more
Energy technology companies have gained significant traction with end users, investors, and regulators over the last several years. Given the strong showing in the capital markets so far in 2014 and the fact that last year...more
On Dec. 18, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., released a discussion draft of legislation that aims to reform U.S. energy tax incentives. The proposed energy tax incentives are a simpler set of incentives...more
Following a week during which energy and climate issues garnered significant national attention, via both Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) energy export white paper and the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Legislative Session Starts with a Flurry of Activity -
On the morning of January 8th, the...more
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) released a proposal on December 18 that would streamline energy tax incentives to make them more predictable and technology-neutral. The proposal consolidates several...more
Today, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus (D-MT), released his proposal for energy tax incentives as part of overall tax reform. The proposal is thoughtful and merits serious consideration by the...more
Draft legislation, published on 15 October 2013, sets out the Coalition's plans to repeal the Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth) and associated Acts (Carbon Acts) with effect from 30 June 2014. The impact being that liable entities'...more
The North Carolina General Assembly has completed its 2013 session after passing a two-year budget and considering hundreds of bills on a variety of topics. Here are some highlights from this year’s session...more
Tomorrow, President Obama will deliver a speech at the Jacksonville Port Authority....more
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