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With the January 2013 extension of the Production Tax Credit for renewable energy projects, waste-to-energy deals are back on investor and developer's radar screens. Join partners from Pepper Hamilton LLP, Deloitte Financial...more
After two months of delay, the Obama Administration released its proposed 2014 budget on April 10. The 244-page document outlines the President’s spending priorities for the coming fiscal year. The proposal calls for $1...more
Yesterday we discussed the grim prospects for the NORM and TENORM provisions in Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposed budget. Both industry and environmentalists opposed the provisions, and state legislators recently expressed...more
Last week, a group of U.S. Senators submitted a letter requesting swift clarification by the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) of language regarding the wind production tax...more
On January 31, 2013, the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development released the new Implementing Regulations for the Myanmar Foreign Investment Law No. 21 (FIL No. 21). President U Thein Sein...more
The Office of Management and Budget has issued its Report to the Congress on the budget sequestration for federal fiscal year 2013 required by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended by the...more
The Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of the Treasury have announced a second phase in the qualifying advanced energy property program. The second phase will make $150 million in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax...more
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In order to foster investment and job creation in clean energy manufacturing, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included a tax credit for investments in manufacturing facilities for clean energy technologies....more
In the February edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention...more
The fiscal cliff tax deal reached on January 1st, 2013 has made permanent changes to the tax code that will affect the clean energy industry. This Thursday, January 31, 2013, the New England Clean Energy Council will host a...more
On January 1, 2013, the Senate and the House of Representatives passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”), averting the so-called “fiscal cliff.” The legislation, which was signed by President Obama, extends...more
More information about this later, but Congress has extended the Production Tax Credit (“PTC”) for wind as part of its agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. The new sunset date for the PTC for wind is through December 31,...more
On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the TRA of 2012), which permanently extends certain federal income tax rate reductions first enacted in 2001 that were scheduled to expire...more
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently revoked Private Letter Ruling (PLR) 201214007, which found that facility-specific power purchase agreements (PPAs) are considered part of the underlying wind energy facilities and,...more
The recent growth and success of the U.S. wind power industry is attributable in large part to a federal renewable energy production tax credit (the “PTC”) that provides significant tax incentives for investment in and...more
Guidance issued by the IRS earlier this week removes uncertainty related to qualified energy conservation bonds (QECBs), and may result in expanded sources of funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
The government has finally disclosed details of Japan’s version of the Feed-in Tariff (“FIT”) to be enforced this July. The purchase price for the initial year has been fixed at ¥40/kWh ($0.50/kWh excluding tax) for solar...more
The Qualified Energy Conservation Bond program was enacted by Congress in 2008 to provide state and local governments with low-cost funds for a variety of energy conservation programs. But according to the Energy Programs...more
Wind energy development in the Great Lakes has seemingly stalled, but a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between five Great Lakes states and ten federal agencies may renew hopes for locating wind turbines in the Great...more
President Obama's recently released budget proposal for the 2013 fiscal year contains energy related tax provisions, including an extension of the Section 1603 grant in lieu of investment credits through 2012.
Originally published in Law360, January 23, 2012.
Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 5:51 PM ET) -- The end of a federal grant system that doled out billions of dollars to solar energy companies may have been...more
The Fourth Conto Energia replaces the incentive system introduced by the Third Conto Energia only nine months ago, originally intended to provide the support system for photovoltaic (PV) plants between 2011 and...more
On April 13, 2011, the U.S. Department of Treasury posted updated guidance (Guidance) and updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with respect to the Section 1603 cash grant in lieu of investment tax credits created by the...more
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