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
Renewable Energy Incentives
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
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
Iowa coop Raccoon Valley Electric has plans to go carbon-free, and its first step is to purchase enough Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to fully offset… Read More »Iowa coop announces plans to go carbon-free via REC purchases
Competing Cost-Benefit Studies Fuel Net Metering Debate
This blog post was written by AHC attorney Roland Hall.
Net metering is a billing mechanism that allows consumers to receive credit for electricity they generate from small-scale renewable energy resources and transfer onto the grid. The details of how net metering works, such as the value of credits, and the ability to bank credits, vary among the states and electric utilities that have net metering policies in place. Solar installations make up the overwhelming majority of net metering generation. Read More »Competing Cost-Benefit Studies Fuel Net Metering Debate
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
A prior blog post discussed a private ruling by the service regarding the allocation of purchase price among the assets of a renewable energy developer. Attorney David R. Cook discussed the ruling in a webinar on PPA taxation and recommended the participants to read the ruling with a dose of skepticism. As it turns out, on reconsideration, the Service has revoked the prior ruling because it “is not in accord with the current views of the Service.” Read More »IRS Revokes Potentially Beneficial Ruling for Renewable Energy Developers
This guest post is an excerpt from Congressional Testimony by Will Coleman before the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, entitled Joint Hearing on Energy Tax Policy and Tax Reform. Please post your reaction and comments below. Read More »Guest Post: A New Approach to Innovation Tax Policy For Renewables