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Congress Poised to Give Renewables a Big Boost

A spending deal due for a vote this week would keep tax credits for solar and wind projects on the books for several more years

Posted on Dec 17 2015 by Scott Gibson

UPDATE: Both the House and Senate passed this legislation on December 18. President Obama was expected to sign it into law. For more, read this.


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Wind and Solar Are On a Short Leash

The Senate Finance Committee wants to extend tax credits for wind energy, but solar is another question and all subsidies dry up in 18 months

Posted on Aug 13 2015 by Rob Sargent

A finance package extending tax credits for wind power to the end of next year, recently approved by a key U.S. Senate panel, has been hailed as progress for clean energy, and it is. But here at Environment America, we're containing our enthusiasm.


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Lawmaker Seeks to Extend the Investment Tax Credit

The bill would extend the credit for solar equipment and other types of renewable energy equipment for another five years

Posted on May 29 2015 by Scott Gibson

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would extend a key federal tax credit for solar and wind energy systems until 2021, five years later than its scheduled expiration for residential systems.

UtilityDive reports that Representative Mike Thompson, a Democrat, called the investment tax credits (ITC) essential to the growth of the U.S. solar market.


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Energy-Efficiency Tax Credits for 2014

The U.S. Congress reinstates lapsed energy-efficiency tax credits so that taxpayers can claim them on their 2014 IRS returns

Posted on Dec 31 2014 by Scott Gibson

The U.S. Congress has voted to extend a variety of tax credits for energy upgrades, giving homeowners a bit of good news as tax time approaches.

Credits apply to improvements such as new windows and insulation, water heaters, heat pumps, furnaces, and air-sealing materials, according to The Tax Incentives Assistance Project, or TIAP.


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Energy Tax Credits and the Fiscal Cliff

Developers of utility-scale wind projects breathe a sigh of relief — as do manufacturers of water heaters, furnaces, and air conditioners

Posted on Jan 7 2013 by Martin Holladay

As the fiscal cliff loomed last month, Washington lobbyists fretted over the future of three energy tax credit programs: the renewable energy production tax credit, the energy-efficiency tax credit for homeowners, and the tax credit for builders of new energy-efficient homes.

The renewable energy production tax credit — the program that makes the development of utility-scale wind projects profitable — was set to expire at the end of 2012.


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High-Solar-Gain Glazing

Cold-climate glazing is surprisingly hard to find

Posted on Jul 31 2009 by Martin Holladay

Homeowners can now receive a federal tax credit for 30% of the cost of new energy-efficient windows. The credit was authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) signed by President Obama in February.


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