Tax Credits

Bipartisan Bill Introduced To Reform The Biodiesel Tax Credit

Congress Reconvenes After Midterm Elections

On April 26, 2017, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to reform the biodiesel tax credit and extend the new policy for three years.


  Here at Energy Saver, we often get questions about what kind of financial assistance is available to make energy efficient purchases more affordable. There are many different types of energy incentives and understanding each one is key to maximizing your total savings. Incentives vary by state but here are some of the most common.… Keep reading →

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Some utilities have belatedly decided to enter solar leasing business. Too little, too late?  Some utilities have decided that fighting solar is futile. Instead, they will join their enemies, assisting more customers to install solar panels on the roof – if that is what they want – or make their homes and businesses more energy… Keep reading →

Pre-Election PTC Extension Update

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With the election on Tuesday, the wind industry’s attention is particularly focused on the prospects for the extension of the production tax credit (PTC). There have been four interesting developments related to the extension of the PTC.

Gotthard Frontman Steve Lee Killed In Motorcycle Accident

No congressional approval required President Obama can’t get much done working with Congress, but he’s on a roll when it comes to fuel standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Obama issued the first-ever heavy-duty fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards in August 2011, and will now draft a new set of standards to build on… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

EIA’s latest Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) projects a 56 percent increase in natural gas production by 2040, overtaking coal as the largest share of U.S. electric power generation. On December 16, 2013, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released the AEO 2014 Early Release Overview presenting updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2040.  The AEO… Keep reading →

Senators Hold News Conference To Urge Obama To Approve Keystone Pipeline

Canadian government negations with energy industry representatives regarding a carbon emissions mitigation strategy have reportedly been underway for the past two years with little to show for the effort. A climate plan could improve the Keystone XL pipeline’s chances of being approved by the US government.  [Reuters] The boom and bust cycle that characterizes PTC-dependent… Keep reading →

Nancy Floyd is the founder and managing director at Nth Power, a venture capital firm established specifically to invest in clean energy startups.

Solar, energy efficiency, smart grid and advanced transportation all feature in Nth Power’s portfolio. Keep reading →

In his third state of the Union speech, President Obama kept energy as “pillar” of economic recovery and made natural gas the pivot point.

While endorsing an “all of the above” energy strategy, he added little new from the policies of the last three years, and no real surprises. Keep reading →

While for many its a time of celebration, this holiday season is making many in the wind industry nervous.

The production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy–the primary federal financial support mechanism for wind, which rewards developers and investors with 2.2 cents per kWh over 10 years–is set to expire in just about a year, on midnight December 31, 2012. Keep reading →

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