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Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Tax Reform


By on Sep 30, 2014
Posted In Renewables, Tax, U.S. Congress

Tax reform has been a hot topic as of late, particularly for the energy sector.  On September 17, 2014, the Senate Finance Committee continued the focus on energy tax reform by holding a hearing on “Reforming America’s Outdated Energy Tax Code.”  The hearing followed a trio of major proposals released this past year to revise...

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EPA Unveils Final Cooling Water Intake Structures Rule


By on May 21, 2014
Posted In Environmental

On May 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its long-awaited rule under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) imposing requirements for cooling water intake structures (CWIS) at power plants and manufacturing facilities in order to protect aquatic life.  The rule, on which EPA received input from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

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Comparison of Key Energy-Related Tax Provisions in the President’s 2015 Budget Proposal and the Camp and Baucus Proposals


By , , and on Apr 14, 2014
Posted In Renewables, Tax, U.S. Congress

President Obama’s recently released budget proposal for the 2015 fiscal year contains energy-related tax provisions that include a permanent extension of the production tax credit (PTC) and a provision making it refundable.  The recently released discussion draft of the Tax Reform Act of 2014 from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp also contains...

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