Max Baucus

Energy, Tax Reform, and Signs of Early Common Ground in Camp and Baucus Proposals

March 20, 2014 by Jason Burwen

Energy and Congress

Proposals by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and former Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) reform the tax code in a manner that would significantly impact the American energy system—with some surprising early agreements.[read more]

Baucus Proposal A Promising Start, But Neglects Existing Nuclear

January 28, 2014 by Max Luke

Baucus Proposal

Last month, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus released a new proposal that would replace the forty-two existing energy tax incentives with two “technology neutral” tax credits, one for electricity fuels and the other for transportation fuels.[read more]

Is Energy Tax Policy the Way to Drive the U.S. Climate Change Fight?

January 6, 2014 by Herman Trabish

Energy Tax Policy


Can a breakthrough in the U.S. climate change fight come from the energy tax policy reform proposed by outgoing Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT)? “Our current set of energy tax incentives is overly complex and picks winners and losers with no clear policy rationale," said Baucus.[read more]

Honey, I Shrunk the Oil Industry

May 19, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

I finally finished watching the archived video from last week's Senate Finance Committee hearing with the heads of the five largest major oil companies in the US, including the two that are based in the EU. The few nuggets of real information and insight that were exchanged were nearly drowned out by political posturing, but my hat is...[read more]

Production tax credits would stimulate economy

February 7, 2008 by Joseph Romm

Two weeks ago, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) announced that he would attempt to pass an economic stimulus package independent from the House package. Last week, he pulled one together which proposed to extend the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) for renewable energy. (Good move, Chairman.) But for...[read more]

Energy Bill Hurdles Could be Fatal Obstacles

September 13, 2007 by Joseph Romm

About a week ago, Climate Progress posted on the three major hurdles for an Energy Bill to succeed in this Congress: substantive, procedural and presidential hurdles.Since then, policymakers have fallen pessimistic and frankly so.Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) has stated, “I don’t know if there is going to be an energy bill conference.” (E...[read more]