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Wind PTC Increased from 2.3 Cents to 2.4 Cents per KwH

On April 11, the IRS announced an inflation adjustment increase in the production tax credit (“PTC”) for power sold in 2017 that is generated by wind, closed-loop biomass, geothermal projects to 2.4 cents from the prior 2.3…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Taxation

Infocast’s Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit Soundbites

Below are soundbites from speakers and panelists who spoke at Infocast’s Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit on March 22 and 23 in San Diego. It was Infocast’s best attended event ever, and the mood was relatively upbeat…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Recycling Infrastructure Assets to Spur Infrastructure Investment

The Trump Administration has the admirable goal of encouraging infrastructure investment. One policy it may want to consider is promoting the recycling of existing municipal infrastructure assets. This policy was developed in…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Taxation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Oklahoma House Votes for Early Sunset of State Wind PTC

On March 9, 2017, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives passed H.B. 2298, which would end the Oklahoma production tax credit for wind energy production three and a half years earlier than current law. This measure was first…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Taxation

“PACE” for Residential and Commercial Renewable Energy Projects – What is it?

“PACE” – Is it the new buzzword? Lately, it seems I keep hearing about securitizations backed by PACE financings. What is a PACE financing program, and what is happening in the securitization market?…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Oklahoma Gov. Proposes New Tax on Wind, Early End to Wind Tax Credits

Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin (R) recently released her proposed 2018 Executive Budget, which includes two new anti-wind tax proposals. The first proposal would end the zero-emission tax credit for wind facilities placed in…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Taxation

Infocast Wind Power & Finance Investment Summit Soundbites

Below are soundbites from panelists at the Infocast Wind Power & Finance Investment Summit on February 28, 2017 in Rancho Bernardo, California.  The soundbites are organized by topic, rather than in chronological order, and were…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Taxation

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
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Government Contracting, Taxation

IRS Extends Continuity Safe Harbor Until December 31, 2018

On December 15, 2016, the US Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) released Notice 2017-4 (the “Notice”), which updates previous IRS “start of construction” guidance by extending the Continuity Safe Harbor to December 31, 2018,…more
 /  Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Taxation

Tax Reform Timing - Effective Date of 2018 at the Earliest Based on History

Rumblings in the market suggest that some tax equity investors are preparing for the possibility that the 2017 marginal corporate federal income tax rate may be much lower than the current 35 percent. Such tax equity investors…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Legality of Exit from Paris Climate Pact

The post below addresses the legality of the expected withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change by the United States under the next Administration…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade
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