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COVID-19 Rebirth Using Proven Tools
This white paper looks at how 5 successful programs can be used to finance the recovery from COVID-19. The 5 programs are C-PACE and R-PACE, State Historic Tax Credits, State Opportunity Zones Programs, State New Markets Tax Credits, and Solar and...
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...
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...
Solar Energy Investment Tax CreditsMembers only Login
This fact sheet from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency provides a details on the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) program as it relates to solar energy. The sheet overviews the program and discusses how the tax credits can benefit banks.
Energy Finance in ActionMembers only Login
The Energy Finance in Action panel included these presentations by David Rogers and Douglas Lamb. David Rogers reviewed several programs, including tax-exempt bonds, federal tax credits, and PACE. Douglas Lamb covered energy financing models,...
Remaking the Case for Tax Credits
In the January 2011 issue of the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, Michael J. Novogradac outlines this basics of low-income housing tax credits, renewable energy tax credits, historic tax credits, and new market tax credits. In light of 2010's...
Emerging Trends in the U.S. Solar Market
As the United States solar market continues to grow, local governments and states are increasingly considering new policies and incentives. This report looks at recent trends in the solar market and uses current trends to project ahead.