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Search Results: Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
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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...
Reducing Energy Burden for Low-income Residents in Multifamily Housing with Solar Energy Members only Login
When paired with energy efficiency measures, cost effective solar energy systems can support state and local program administrators’ goals to reduce low-income household energy burden. Energy burden is the share or percentage of annual household...
Solar Lending Practices by Community and Regional Financial Institutions Members only Login
Current projections of solar photovoltaic (PV) system costs and deployment in the United States indicate substantial capital requirements over the next 30 years and beyond. Concurrently, community and regional financial institutions (CRFIs),...
Direct Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Year 2016Members only Login
This report—an update based on Fiscal Year 2016 data—continues a series of U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports on federal direct financial interventions and subsidies into energy markets. EIA assigns within-scope U.S. tax and direct...
Energy Tax CreditsMembers only Login
Energy tax credits are thoroughly explained by Joel Cohn of CohnReznick LLP and Durham McCormick of McGuire Woods LLP.
Community Solar Guide: Utility, Private, and Non-Profit Project DevelopmentMembers only Login
This guide from the US DOE is designed as a resource to shows the range of incentives and policies for operational community solar projects while providing examples. Additionally, this guide suggests changes in the regulatory landscape that could...
Renewable Energy Projects: Tax-Exempt and Other Tax Advantaged FinancingMembers only Login
This report by John Wang of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe reviews energy project financing tools. The report provides a particular emphasis on tax-exempt private activity bonds, and includes appendices on steps for issuing conduit bonds and...
Clean Energy & Energy Finance: Overcoming Challenges & Delivering SuccessMembers only Login
Kate Tompkins with Squire Sanders addresses challenges in clean energy and energy finance. Furthermore, Tompkins touches on important financing considerations, and assessing various sources of capital to find the best match for your particular...
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...
Financing Renewable Energy: Ownership StructuresMembers only Login
Forrest Milder at Nixon Peabody and Stephen Tracy of Novogradac & Company present various ownership models and describe the important relationship between financing model and ownership structure.
Financing Renewable Energy: PTCs ETCs & GrantsMembers only Login
Jim Duffy at Nixon Peabody and Tony Grappone at Novogradac & Company discuss various tax credits and grants that can be used as sources of financing for renewable energy projects.
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...
A Smorgasbord of Innovative Financing ModelsMembers only Login
Jeffrey Greenberger with Affordable Community Energy presents a unique housing development and energy project that incorporated multiple tax credits and federal development finance tools.
Tax-Exempt Bonds: Description of State and Local Government DebtMembers only Login
Steven Maguire with Congressional Research Service provides information about state and local government debt as it relates to tax-exempt bonds.
Combined Heat and Power: Development and Incentive OpportunitiesMembers only Login
Technological, statutory, and financial considerations for installing CHP systems are discussed by Emmett Kelly of Frost Brown Todd LLC.
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.
Energy Finance: Legal, Policy and Regulatory Considerations
Fred Fucci of Arnold & Porter LLP reviews legal issues related to renewable energy finance, with an emphasis on federal tax credit restrictions and structures.
Incentive and Tax Credit Programs
Stephen Heusinger of Backroads Capital Partners reviews energy tax credit programs and provides and overview of state energy incentives.
The Latest in Housing Authority Energy FinanceMembers only Login
This presentation from a Ballard Spahr Housing webinar covers a number of federal programs that can be used to finance energy efficiency in housing, including HUD incentives, energy tax credits, and tax-exempt bonds.
Paid in Full: Analysis of the Return to the Federal Taxpayer for Solar Energy Investment Tax CreditMembers only Login
This analysis report from the U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance finds that the ITC generates a positive return for the federal government.
Analysis of the Impacts of Renewable Energy Projects Supported by the 1603 Grant ProgramMembers only Login
Daniel Steinberg and Gian Porro of NREL and Marshall Goldberg of MRG & Associates released this preliminary analysis of the jobs and economic impacts of energy projects supported by the Treasury's cash-for-tax credits program.
Renewable Energy Cost Modeling: A Toolkit for Establishing Cost-Based Incentives in the United StatesMembers only Login
This National Renewable Energy Labrotory report examines the effectivness of various state and local economic incentives for renewable energy. The report makes recommendations for policy best practices when establishing renewable energy incentive...
NREL Renewable Energy Financing Tracking Initiative 2011Members only Login
These are the results of a survey of renewable energy financing professionals by the National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL). The results discuss the types of incentives used, borrowing terms and the importance of various government incentives.
Renewable Energy Finance Incentive & Tax Credit ProgramsMembers only Login
Richard Montgomery and Soledad Ursua of Enhanced Capital Partners provided this overview of Investment Tax credits, New Markets Tax Credits, and how the two can be combined.
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.
Economic Impact of Extending the Section 1603 Treasury ProgramMembers only Login
This report on the benefits of extending the Treasury's grant-in-lieu of tax credits program was released by the Solar Energy Industries Association. Elements include projected solar installations and job growth.
Investment in Alternative Energy After the End of Cash Grants
This article by David S. Miller and Daniel J. Mulchay discuss federal alternative energy tax credits, and specifically the legal structures required to use these credits once the cash grant program expires.
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.
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