On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT). The CARES Act provided an economic… Read More »Cooperatives May Qualify for Benefits Under CARES Act
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Perhaps the most impactful aspect of the recent tax reform law is the change to the treatment of governmental grants. Many cooperatives qualify for governmental… Read More »Tax Reform Act Impacts Cooperatives, Part IV: Impact on Governmental Grants
Notice 2018-15 provides that the IRS shall not process applications for, or issue allocations of, the remaining unused authority to issue new clean renewable energy… Read More »N-2018-15: New Clean Renewable Energy Bonds
The versatile reciprocating engine is increasingly being selected to meet the challenges faced not only by commercial users but also by investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities… Read More »Reciprocating engines see new life from utilities, commercial installments
Dan Nemes of MN350 (an organization addressing the global climate crisis), offers this op-ed in the 6 February issue of Rochester, Minnesota’s Post-Bulletin, opposing the… Read More »Op-ed: Should public utility commissions regulate cooperatives?
This article is reprinted from CFC Solutions News Bulletin (23 January 2017). The 19 member distribution cooperatives of Kansas Electric Power Cooperative (KEPCo), a generation… Read More »New CREBs Aid Kansas G&T’s Prairie Sky Solar Farm
It took over ten years, but the dispute over coal transportation costs between Berkshire Hathaway-owned BNSF Railway and the regional utilities associated with the Laramie… Read More »Electric Utility Win Against Unjust Railway Rates Could Benefit Other Industries
Renewable Portfolio Standards gaining steam across the U.S. but what does that mean for a federal program?
A Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a regulation that requires the increased production of energy from renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, biomass, and… Read More »Renewable Portfolio Standards gaining steam across the U.S. but what does that mean for a federal program?
Developers are constantly looking for ways to find capital for their energy development projects. They have solicited all sorts of capital, including banks, angel investors, private equity investors, private development bonds, and other sources. One other potential source of capital for certain types of projects is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). A recent IRS private ruling discusses the limitations and potential viability of REITs for funding energy development projects. Read More »IRS Ruling Address Power Generation by REITs
This guest post was obtained from CFC’s Solutions News Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 40 (Oct. 28, 2013).
Co-ops Receive $3.6 Million in Solar Funds
Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative awarded $60 million to support solar energy research and development across the country; $3.6 million was awarded to an electric cooperative initiative. The multi-state, 23-MW cooperative solar research effort will seek to identify and address barriers to solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment at electric cooperatives. Read More »Guest Post: Co-ops Receive $3.6M in Solar Funds