Observations of a Former ISO Board Member
Naturally, one accumulates many thoughts over nine years. My comments today are my own personal thoughts, and I am not speaking as a representative of the ISO, its management or my fellow directors.
Hydrogen Tax Credits
Companies angling to take advantage of new tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act for making clean hydrogen are asking lots of questions.
Bonus Tax Credits and the Inflation Reduction Act
Three potential bonus tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act could take investment tax credits on some projects as high as 70%.
Recycling and Renewable Energy
End-of-life management of renewable energy is both a looming challenge and a potential opportunity.
Carbon Capture Economics
The Inflation Reduction Act increased a tax credit for capturing carbon oxide emissions and extended the deadline to qualify. The tax credit, even before the latest increase, was already contributing to ...
US Offshore Wind Lease Issues
Offshore wind developers bidding in federal auctions of sites off the US coast commit to a time-consuming and expensive process.
Environmental Update Oct 2022
Solar generating equipment withstood much of the wrath of the two hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico and Florida in September, providing advocates for the industry with reason to argue ...
Wage and Apprentice Guidance
Wage and apprentice guidance is expected by year end.
Solar anti-circumvention moratorium
Solar developers planning to import solar panels by mid-2024 to avoid any US anti-circumvention duties the US decides to impose on panels from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand or Cambodia must actually use the panel
Tax equity partnerships and QIOs
Tax equity partnerships take note.
A shared-appreciation loan was a pure loan and did not make the lender a partner with the borrower, the US Tax Court said.
FEMA power plant proposal
The fate of a FEMA proposal to require power plants and other projects to be able to withstand extreme weather events should be decided around November 1.
California solar property tax exemption
California extended a property tax exemption for solar projects placed in service by the end of 2026.