Renewable Energy: Why Tax Incentives Are Essential And Should Be Continued
The renewable energy industry has made great strides over the past few years. Growth has been in the double digits, with the benefits flowing to
Guest Blogger, David Feldman of NREL, Discusses Treasury Scrutiny of Section 1603 Applications and Grants
Recent documents released from the IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury show increased scrutiny on Treasury’s 1603 Cash Grants in Lieu of Energy Tax
Treasury Identifies Ineligible Costs Under Section 1603
The Treasury Department is vested with the authority to review and approve applications for funding by the Section 1603 grant program. In completing such applications,
Determining the Basis of Property Under ARRA Section 1603
The Treasury Department recently issued guidance on determining the basis of property eligible for ARRA Section 1603’s grant-in-lieu program. The guidance specifically covers solar photovoltaic
Landfill Gas Project To Be Largest In Georgia
Green Power EMC, a Georgia cooperative, recently agreed to purchase the power generated by the expansion of an existing landfill gas project owned and operated
When Powers Collide: FERC Ruling Discusses ARRA Section 1603
A recent administrative order illustrates the intersection (or collision)between the purposes of the Federal Power Act (“FPA”) and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (“ARRA”). In its order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) halted plans by a municipality (“Municipality”) and two related entities (“Related Entities”) to develop a hydropower project.
GE Plans Largest Solar Panel Manufacturing Plant in U.S.
General Electric (GE) plans to build the U.S.’s largest solar panel manufacturing plant. At a cost of over $600 million, the plant will produce the
Federal Budget Negotiation May Affect Renewable Energy Incentives
Talks between congressional leaders may impact funding for renewable energy incentives. This Wall Street Journal article by Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee,
The Impact of Construction Delay and Performance Standards on Energy Projects
Most renewable energy projects and energy efficiency projects require expertise from multiple disciplines, such as construction, engineering, business, and law. However, the construction aspects of these projects cannot be overstated, as they will impact two very important risks: project delay and failure to meet performance standards.
Georgia’s Potential For Bioenergy
Georgia’s forestry resources are viewed by some as a target for biofuel and biomass-to-energy projects. For example, a German company RWE Innogy is locating the world’s largest wood pellet production facility in the south Georgia town of Waycross.
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