As President Obama and the lame ducks head toward the fiscal cliff, what do his resounding victory and other election results mean for the clean energy industry?
April 29 -- Renewable energy developers may win some tax benefits from Congress that only oil and gas companies can enjoy right now. A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate last week would allow renewable and clean energy-related companies to structure their businesses as master limited partnerships -- avoiding double taxation while also trading ownership interests on the market, similar to corporate stock, Bloomberg BNA reported. >>View Article
March 15 -- The conventional wisdom around Washington is that Republicans will never, ever support a carbon tax to address climate change. Inglis, a former Republican congressman from South Carolina, thinks he knows how to sell the idea. >>View Article
December 13 -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said Wednesday that he is optimistic enough Republicans will rally behind his renewable-energy financing bill to get it passed next Congress. >>View Article
January 9 -- This could be the year major solar legislation sees the light of day in Minnesota. A Democratic sweep in November has clean energy advocates optimistic about their causes following two years of legislative control by conservative Republicans. >>View Article