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Why Treasury Is Investigating SolarCity and Solar Third-Party Funds

December 25, 2013 by Herman Trabish

Solar Energy Funding

The Treasury Department is currently investigating charges that SolarCity and other third-party solar funds inflated the value of their installations to drive more investment tax credits to their investors. Insinuations of federal tax benefit abuses are common from anti-renewables forces.[read more]

Post-Stimulus Transition for Renewable Energy

September 13, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles

One of the largest uncertainties affecting the US renewable energy sector is how it will make the transition from the special subsidies provided under last year's stimulus bill (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) back to the "normal" incentives available prior to the financial crisis and recession. The key element of this...[read more]

Now is the Time to Shift World Bank Resources to Clean Energy

May 11, 2010 by NRDC Switchboard

The World Bank has just announced its intent to seek $86 billion for a general capital increase (the GCI) from its donor countries (see World Bank press release).  It is time for the World Bank to become a full part of the solution to global warming, not part of the problem and part of the solution at the same time.  The World...[read more]

I'm working on all ten ... right friggin' now

July 31, 2009 by John Whitehead

From Aguanomics (A To Do List for the Planet): Billy Pizer, formerly of RFF and now in charge (kinda) of negotiating climate change treaties at the US Treasury, gave this list of "things to do" at his EAERE keynote ("Facing the Climate Change Challenge"). It is merely a list of topics, but they are topics where we need...[read more]