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Wind Energy Projects Rush to Start Construction in Advance of Expiring Tax Credit (Again)

December 9, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

Wind Energy and Tax Credits

It’s December, and that means the wind power industry in the United States is in the middle of what has become an all-to-frequent holiday season tradition: the mad dash to get projects in the ground before the impending expiration of a federal production tax credit worth $23 per megawatt-hour.[read more]

Energy Implications of Tax Reform

November 19, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles

I've been thinking about the implications for energy of a major deficit reduction effort along the lines suggested by the co-chairs of the President's fiscal responsibility and reform commission. Our present approach to providing incentives for various energy sources and technologies, new and old, is embedded in a tax code and taxation...[read more]

Feds announce terms of cash program for renewable projects

July 10, 2009 by Clifford Rohde

Feds at last announce how to obtain stimulus package cash (in lieu of tax credits) for renewable projects. Source: http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/tg202.htm Treasury, Energy Announce More than $3 Billion in Recovery Act Funds for Renewable Energy Projects Cash Assistance Will Increase Economic Development, Promote Renewable Energy...[read more]

Investments for Renewable Energy, Not Loopholes for Big Oil

February 25, 2008 by Joseph Romm

The Center for American Progress has a good article on the clean energy investment bill that will voted on soon by Congress. Bush and the conservatives have thwarted this effort repeatedly, but it remains an important piece of legislation, especially because: The new bill includes a production tax credit for wind, geothermal, and other...[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]