Tax equity snapshot
The tax equity market is wrestling with a number of issues this year, including constrained capacity for ITC deals, tax-law uncertainty, risk of a Customs order blocking certain Chinese equipment...
Diagnosing weather-driven financial risk in hedges
Weather risk is being misdiagnosed in some hedged financial structures. The project company risk is 225 times higher than that of the hedge provider in any given hour in ERCOT.
Reawakening the DOE loan guarantee program
Roughly $40 billion in DOE loan guarantee capacity to support clean energy projects has sat largely unused for a decade. Recent changes have made the program more user friendly.
Virtual supply arrangements for hydrogen production
Developers can earn valuable credits under the California low-carbon fuel standard through use of virtual supply arrangements for the renewable electricity or renewable natural gas needed to make hydrogen.
States move to price carbon
A third of the US economy is in states that have put a price on carbon emissions.
Inbound US investment structures for renewable energy
The ideal US inbound investment structure for foreign investors starts with a blocker corporation.
Data center sustainability: Beyond PPAs
Data centers are being driven by customers to reduce carbon footprints and consumption of energy, water and raw materials. Green leases are being used to document commitments.
Environmental update | June 2021
Phase I site assessments on which all buyers and financiers rely miss some important environmental risks.
Infrastructure bill and clean energy
Renewable energy projects that are considered under construction this year for tax purposes may not be able to claim tax credits at the higher rates that President Biden is proposing.
Uighur pressure builds
Pressure is mounting to take action on solar panels that use materials or components made in the Xinjiang region in Western China.
Hydrogen tax credits
Hydrogen tax credits are starting to take shape in Congress.
Canadian carbon capture credits
Carbon capture projects may get a boost in Canada.
Biden bulk-power system actions
The Trump bulk-power system order that barred the purchase or use of any Chinese or other “foreign adversary” equipment that might be used to harm the US power grid has expired.
2021 PTC inflation adjustments
Production tax credits for producing renewable electricity will remain at the same level this year as last year.
Section 707(b): Related-party electricity sales
Partnerships that own renewable energy projects should be able to sell electricity to one of the partners without causing loss of valuable tax depreciation, the us chamber of commerce said.
Low renewables investment in opportunity zones
Opportunity zones are not attracting much investment in power projects.
Wildfire fund contributions
Utility contributions to a state fund to cover damages after a weather event create an intangible property right.
Dividends and section 1411 surtax
Corporate shareholders must pay an additional 3.8% tax on dividends, the IRS said in an internal memo made public in May.