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ML Strategies Energy and Environment Update - August #3

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

International Tax News - July 2014

BITCOIN FORGES AHEAD: 3 QUICK LOOKS - Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer payment system that exists virtually and is unlimited by the constraints of countries, government or time. In an age when business leaps...more

Legal Alert: MTC to Explore Apportionment Regulations for Cloud Services, Software and Electricity

While meeting in Denver this week, the Multistate Tax Commission's Income Tax Uniformity Subcommittee advanced two separate projects to develop industry-specific apportionment regulations. One project will look at the...more

Energy & Clean Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- January 2014

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

Sweeping Overhaul of Federal Energy Tax Credits Is Unveiled

This week, Senator Max Baucus, the outgoing Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee who has been developing a comprehensive overhaul and simplification of the federal income tax, introduced a bill that would scrap 42...more

An ITC For Storage – Bipartisan Support?

Both chambers of Congress have introduced bills that would provide investment tax credits for energy storage projects. Both bills even appear to have some (perhaps superficial) bipartisan support. In the Senate, the...more

Capital Thinking Update - June 3, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene today, Monday, June 3, at 2:00 pm and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 954, the Farm Bill, provided that alfalfa...more

Energy Newsletter - May 2013

In This Issue: - DISPUTE RESOLUTION: - Oil & Gas Litigation: New Decision May Impede Fracking on Federal Land - Intellectual Property: Non-Practicing Entities (Patent Trolls) Target Oil and Gas...more

Mintz Levin’s London-based IP Practice Group Identifies the UK’s ‘Patent Box’ as a Boon for Clean Technology Clients

The UK government has proposed a new initiative called the “Patent Box,” designed to foster UK-based innovation and development, and enhance the competitiveness of the UK tax system. And, as an advantageous bonus for clean...more

Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Manufacturing Facilities Just Announced

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

Renewable Energy Update -- February 12, 2013

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - DOE, Treasury release $150M In unused Section 48C Clean Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits; Obama picks REI chief Jewell to head Interior Department; US emissions fall to lowest...more

Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits Available

The Department of Energy and Department of Treasury announced on February 7, 2013, that they have $150 million in leftover/returned tax credits available for Clean Energy Manufacturers under the Section 48C Advanced Energy...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- February 2013

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

Event: Update and Outlook on Tax & Financing Landscape for Clean Energy (Boston, MA)

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

MA Senate Bill Would Revise Incentives for Renewable Energy Development

On April 5, 2012, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill that aims to curb rising energy costs and expand renewable energy development. Senate Bill (SB) 2214, a bill “Relative to Competitively Priced Electricity...more

Italy Issues Fourth Conto Energia: New Feed-In Tariffs for Production of Photovoltaic Energy in 2011 – 2016

Overview 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

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 and its effect on the Energy Sector

On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the "Act"). The Act contains a myriad of provisions, including extending the Bush-era...more

Energy and Clean Technology Alert - Congress Recharges Tax Incentives for the Clean Energy Sector

As part of the $858 billion Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2010 extending the Bush-era tax rates and a variety of expiring business tax credits, Congress extended several key tax incentives which benefit the clean...more

Legal framework for wind projects: a US perspective

Introduction After lagging behind Germany and other European countries for 20 years, the United States is now the leader in installed wind power capacity.1 In 2009 the United States had 35,064 megawatts (MW) of installed...more

Mintz Levin's Energy and Clean Tech Renewable Energy Project Finance Report in the U.S.: An Overview and Midterm Outlook

Mintz Levin is pleased to provide you with a report addressing Renewable Energy Project Finance in the U.S.: An Overview and Midterm Outlook. In this report, Mintz Levin provides an update on the current terms and...more

Proposed 2011 budget eliminates fossil fuel tax incentives By Mary Ellen Ternes

The Office of Management and Budget has proposed for Fiscal Year 2011 to eliminate broad categories of financial incentives that preferentially benefit oil, natural gas and coal production. The proposed budget justifies these...more

Massachusetts May Pick Up the PACE

A financing concept for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that seems to be sweeping the nation has made its way to Massachusetts. A provision of a major bill now pending in the House Ways and Means Committee...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 26, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: *DOE announces more than $20.5M for community renewable energy projects *Renewable Energy Focus ..DOE to invest up to $12M to support early stage solar technologies *California firms awarded $23M to...more

Taking Advantage of Public Financing: Stimulus Funding and Beyond

In response to tight credit markets, cleantech companies, particularly those without access to the public equity markets, are increasingly looking to non-traditional sources of financing to supplement venture capital and meet...more

Energy and Clean Technology Alert: Highlights of the Stimulus Package for the Energy and Clean Technology Sector

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009 (the “Act”), an unprecedented economic stimulus package totaling over $787 billion in spending and tax incentives. The Act...more

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