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Search Results: Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC)
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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...
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...
Brownfields to Renewables: Redeveloping Contaminated Lands with Renewable Generation FacilitiesMembers only Login
Bjorn Jensen's 2010 Thesis for MIT focuses on using renewable energy generation to facilitate brownfield remediation, examining three successful and one unsuccessful case study to understand best practices and common hurdles.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Power Purchase Agreement Checklist for GovernmentsMembers only Login
This resource from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides a checklist that state and local governments can use when considering solar photovoltaic power purchase agreements (PPA). The guidance provides an overview of a PPA, financing...
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,...
Brownfields 2011: TIF, Tax Credits & Creative FinancingMembers only Login
Toby Rittner, CDFA President & CEO, gave this presentation on creative financing at the Brownfields 2011 conference. This document provides an overview of TIF and federal tax credit programs, which are financing tools that can be successfully...
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...
ARRA: An Overview of the Alternative Energy Provision
This presentation was given by Brett Breitschwerdt of Bricker & Eckler LLP at the OEDA Annual Summit on October 15, 2009. This presentation covers the tax and financing provisions of Federal and Ohio programs concerning Alternative Energy.
IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Credits for Specified Renewable Energy Facilities
The IRS issued this guidance on June 5, 2009 regarding new procedures to claim an investment tax credit in lieu of a production tax credit for specified renewable energy facilities. This change to the tax treatment of renewable energy facilities was...
Tax Credit Resource Center
CDFA's Tax Credit Resource Library is a one-stop center for resources on a wide variety of resources dedicated to this economic development tool. Browse the Library for information about state and federal programs for housing, brownfields...
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