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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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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