Online Resource Database
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Summary of the GREEN Act Discussion DraftMembers only Login
This is a section-by-section summary of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now ("GREEN") Act. The GREEN Act would extend the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC) until 2024. It would also extend the...
California Business Investment Guide
The State of California – Business Investment Guide serves as a reference document to highlight California’s strategic business advantages, new state-sponsored initiatives, incentives as well as existing technical and financial assistance programs.
A Bright Future: Building a Solar AtlantaMembers only Login
Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center details Atlanta's efforts towards sustainability and green energy production. This report urges public leaders to consider making a considerable investment in clean energy, specifically solar energy, in...
Incentives for Clean Energy ProductionMembers only Login
Tremendously useful document from Wisconsin's Office of Energy Independence. This document provides comprehensive, detailed information of all state and federal grants, loans, bonds, credits, and programs that can be utilized for clean energy...
Alternative Energy Industry Analysis
An overview of the general economic, political, and financial environment for the alternative energy industry is provided by Brian Yerger of Aerca Advisors.
Incentive and Tax Credit Programs
Stephen Heusinger of Backroads Capital Partners reviews energy tax credit programs and provides and overview of state energy incentives.
Renewable Energy: Start to Finish
Daniel McRae of Seyfarth Shaw LLP covers the full set of considerations necessary for renewable energy project development and finance, and reviews bond finance, NMTCs, and EB-5 financing.
U.S. Clean Energy - White Paper
This White Paper from Bloomberg New Energy Finance covers the return of tax equity for U.S. renewable projects. The market for, and structures of, Investment and Production Tax Credits receive particular attention.
Guidebook to Geothermal Finance
This guidebook produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides an in-depth analysis of how federal and state financing programs affect the geothermal industry.
Tax Credit Finance Reference Guide
Written in conjunction with Ice Miller LLP, the Tax Credit Finance Reference Guide examines how to effectively apply tax credits to development opportunities, and explains the basics of tax credits and the fundamentals of using these tools. In...
Renewable Energy Tax CreditsMembers only Login
Tony Grappone from Novogradac & Company gives this presentation discussing the basic structures of renewable energy tax credits. He breakdowns sample revenue and expenses as well as gives examples of investor benefits for using the credits.
Energy Tax Credit ProgramsMembers only Login
Steve Heusinger from Backroads Capital Partners gives this presentation outlining the basics of energy tax credit programs, including state tax credits. He reviews the technologies that qualify for various tax credits as well as trends in the energy...
Incentive and Tax Credit ProgramsMembers only Login
Stephen Heusinger of Backroads Capital Partners, LLC covers a variety of federal and state incentives for renewable energy in this presentation. Detailed coverage of federal investment tax credits and several overviews of state programs are provided.