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Bill Aims To Open MLP Business Structure To Renewable Energy

May 1 -- Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate aims to level the energy playing field between fossil and renewable energy projects. The bill, titled the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act, would allow investors in renewable energy projects access the corporate structure of master limited partnerships. The business structure offers tax significant tax benefits to investors, but is currently only available to investors in fossil energy projects. >>View Article

Congress Can Jolt Renewable Energy

April 30 -- The Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act, introduced last week by Sen. Christopher Coons and 15 bipartisan co-sponsors is a strong signal that Congress is serious about promoting America’s renewable energy future. The American Council On Renewable Energy applauds Sen. Coons’ leadership and calls on Congress to quickly pass Master Limited Partnership (MLP) legislation. By doing so, Congress can help level the playing field and promote greater private investment in our nation’s abundant and affordable renewable energy resources and fuels. >>View Article

Latin America Clean Energy Investments Surged 127% Higher In 2012

April 30 -- Some $4.6 billion of clean energy investments were made in Latin America (excluding Brazil) in 2012, a whopping 127% increase from 2011, according to figures released in advance of the third annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Latin America & Caribbean (REFF-LAC), which is being held in Miami this week. >>View Article

Renewable Energy Wins Republicans Backing Oil-Gas Benefit: Taxes

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

Tesla Model S Outsells Volt, Leaf, But Musk Has Other Priorities

April 29 -- Tesla Motors reached an important milestone in the first quarter as its high-end electric Model S sedan outsold the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the electric Nissan Leaf. Tesla is expect to announce in its upcoming quarterly earnings report in May that it sold 4,750 of its Model S sedans, which start around $70,000. >>View Article

Get Ready, Grads, For Greener Jobs

April 29 -- Technology still might not have the capacity to save the world, but creating systems that can save energy and water has a beneficial side effect — good jobs at decent wages for people needing work. Getting trained to perform green jobs — making homes and businesses able to use less and produce more — is a smart way for job seekers to reinvent themselves. >>View Article

Rural America Tells Washington: Clean Energy Works For Us

April 26 -- I've been helping business leaders voice their support for clean energy policies in Washington, D.C, for more than a decade. Leading advocacy trips to the nation's capital allows me to work closely with some of the brightest, most successful clean energy entrepreneurs in the United States, and to hear what's happening in the clean energy economy in their home districts. >>View Article

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