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Australian Infrastructure Investment and Privatisation Update: Federal Taxation on the Agenda

by Jones Day on

At the end of January 2017, the Australian Taxation Office ("ATO") updated its draft of the Privatisation and Infrastructure—Australian Federal Tax Framework ("Framework") and issued a Taxpayer Alert TA 2017/1 on stapled...more

IRS Provides Safe Harbor for Solar Contracts with Federal Agencies

On January 19, 2017, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2017-19 (the “Rev. Proc.”) providing a safe harbor for certain alternative energy sales contracts with federal agencies to be treated as...more

Autumn Statement – Greening Public Finance

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Autumn Statement (the Statement) highlighted sustainability of public finance as key to securing a strong and stable economy for the UK. The need to prioritise longer-term sustainability schemes over short-term economic...more

U.S. Offshore Wind: Mid-Year Update

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Several speakers at the recent American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) annual conference in New Orleans lauded the positive impact of Congress's extensions of the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC) in...more

New Federal Permitting Council to Aid Large Infrastructure Projects — Emphasis on Energy

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In December 2015, Congress passed the first major transportation infrastructure bill in over a decade, covering a large range of infrastructure projects and ensuring funding for the next five years. One section of the bill...more

Ormat Defends 1603 Cash Grant Awards in Suit by Ex-Employees

Ormat is a successful developer of geothermal energy projects. Two former employees have brought a lawsuit alleging that Ormat made inaccurate 1603 Cash Grant submissions to obtain grants for projects that should not have...more

Are You Complying? New 2015 Laws Affecting Public Agencies

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Community leaders need to be attentive to the new laws that will take effect in 2015 that deal with issues specifically relating to cities, special districts and other public agencies. These new laws cover everything from...more

Innovative P3 May Help Chesapeake Bay Stick to its Diet

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Maryland’s Prince George’s County Council has approved a first-of-its kind agreement with Corvias Solutions for a 30-year stormwater management public-private partnership (P3). The novel initiative, formally announced by EPA...more

Four bills broaden the appeal of IFDs as a funding mechanism for local infrastructure, environmental mitigation, private...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Four bills affecting infrastructure financing districts, a funding mechanism for infrastructure and development projects that benefit the broader community, were recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. IFDs, created in 1990,...more

Cash Grant Sequester Rate Increased From 7.2 to 7.3 Percent for Fiscal Year 2015

The Department of the Treasury has announced that for fiscal year 2015 the Cash Grant sequester rate will be increased from 7.2 to 7.3 percent. The announcement is available below. The change applies to Cash Grants paid on...more

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - New California tax credit would benefit Tesla gigafactory: San Jose Mercury News - Jul 11: Governor Jerry Brown announced last week that he signed legislation creating a $420 million tax credit...more

Energy Storage: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions

As our nation pursues ambitious goals towards substantially increased renewable energy resources and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, new energy storage projects will play a major role in achieving these goals....more

California Utilities Poised to Commence Renewable Energy Procurement

by K&L Gates LLP on

At its November 14, 2013 Commission meeting, the California Public Utilities Commission (the “CPUC”) conditionally accepted the renewables portfolio standard (“RPS”) procurement plans filed by various California utilities....more

Connecticut Selects Maine Wind Farm And Connecticut Solar Project For Long-Term Contracts For Energy And RECs

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

On September 20, 2013, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that two renewable energy projects have signed long-term contracts as a result of the July 8, 2013 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental...more

IRS Issues Guidance on Application Process for Tax Credits for Manufacturers of Renewable Energy Property

by Reed Smith on

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "Recovery Act") added a number of significant new tax incentives for businesses engaged in the renewable energy market, including a program that provides a tax credit to...more

Energy And Environmental Update - September 21, 2010

by Mintz Levin on

In this issue: *Energy and Climate Debate *Senate ..Tax Extender Measure Floated ..Legislation Introduced ..Upcoming Hearings *House ..$100 Million Requested in Oversight Funding ..House Passes Rural Star...more

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