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The Louisiana legislature adjourned on June 6, 2013 without reaching an agreement on reducing the natural resources severance tax. ...more
Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending June 7, 2013
Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the news this past week:
City's red light camera program may...more
On June 4, 2013, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman signed into law a bill (LB104) designed to incentivize the development of renewable energy in the state by exempting certain purchases of renewable energy equipment and other...more
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
A school district board placed a large bond measure on the city ballot to fund projects at multiple schools in the district, including a project to erect stadium lighting at a high school. ...more
The Board of Commissioners for Huron County have resolved to not take any more action regarding wind energy projects until Michigan clarifies the legislation and taxation of wind turbine....more
The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, recently held that school district bond revenues could not be spent on stadium lighting where the bond proposition did not specifically list field lighting as part of...more
Pennsylvania’s broad mining exemption from sales and use tax also includes an exemption for pollution-control devices that is less well known than the general exemption for mining equipment. The pollution-control exemption...more
In This Issue:
New York Enacts Significant Changes to Related Member Royalty Add-Back Law; Nuclear Power Plant That Produces Steam and Water to Generate Electricity Not Eligible for Investment Tax Credit; Appellate...more
In This Issue:
- Federal Policy Update
- TradeWind and Alabama Power Announce PPA for Kansas Project
- NextEra Energy Resources Finalized Purchase of Kansas Project
- Incentives Announced for $66 Million...more
This week’s Energy & Environment Update recaps the very busy past week for energy and environmental issues both on and off Capitol Hill. Senator Coons introduced the Master Limited Partnership Parity Act on Wednesday. ...more
On April 24, 2013, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), and Senate co-sponsors Jerry Moran (R-KS), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) re-introduced legislation that would modify the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) to...more
The IRS recently released guidance in the form of an IRS Notice implementing a rule change under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 concerning the construction deadline that renewable energy facilities must meet to...more
A qualified facility is eligible to receive a renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC) or energy investment tax credit in lieu of the PTC if construction of the facility begins before January 1, 2014. Qualified...more
On April 16, 2013 the members of the European Parliament voted 334-315 against the proposal of the European Union (EU) Commission to suspend future auctions of EU emission trading scheme (EU ETS) allowances until 2019 in...more
A second lawsuit has been filed challenging one of the centerpieces of California’s innovative cap-and-trade climate change regulatory program: the auction process implemented by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to...more
In this issue:
- The Green Deal - Impact on Commercial Real Estate
- High Value Residential Property Tax
- Announcements and Events
- Transaction Profile - Focus on Henderson Global Investors...more
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued important guidance to determine when construction begins with respect to a qualified facility for purposes of the production tax credit and the investment tax credit for certain...more
President Obama’s recently released budget proposal for the 2014 fiscal year contains energy-related tax provisions that include a permanent extension of the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) and a provision making...more
The other shoe finally dropped. The much-speculated and much-anticipated “tax vs. fee” AB 32 Cap and Trade lawsuit has finally been filed. A diverse coalition of businesses and trade groups filed a lawsuit in a state superior...more
New York State continues to be a national leader in renewable energy initiatives, particularly in encouraging practical, everyday applications of solar power. Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of his ongoing “NY-Sun”...more
Long-awaited guidance regarding eligibility for production or investment tax credits largely tracks guidance under the Section 1603 cash grant program....more
The IRS has issued guidance (Notice 2013-29) on satisfying the new “beginning of construction” requirement for the renewable energy production tax credit under Code Section 45 (PTC) and energy investment tax credit under Code...more
On April 15, 2013, the IRS released Notice 2013-29, which addresses the requirement that construction of a qualified facility must begin before January 1, 2014, in order to be eligible for the renewable electricity production...more
Prior to the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the "Act"), the production tax credit (the "PTC") had been scheduled to expire for wind projects that were not placed in service before January 1, 2013, and...more
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