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Republican, Democrat Introduce Legislation to Extend Production Tax Credit

A Republican and Democrat have introduced legislation in the U.S. House of representatives to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind and other renewable energy projects through 2016.

Ontarios FIT Being Reviewed

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Ontarios New Energy Minister Commits to Green Energy Act

Ontario’s new energy minister says he’s committed to the province’s Green Energy Act, the game-changing legislation that has attracted billions of dollars in renewable energy investments. Chris Bentley, who took over the energy ministry earlier this month from Brad Duguid, tells the Toronto […]

California Poised to Adopt Comprehensive Cap-and-Trade System

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Ontario Appoints New Energy Minister

A few weeks after securing a third straight term as Ontario Premier, Dalton Mcguinty has released his list of cabinet appointments. Taking over the province’s crucial energy ministry, from outgoing Brad Duguid, is Ontario Attorney-General Chris Bentley, reportsThe Globe and Mail. Duguid is moving […]

REFF Wall Street: Bankers Disagree Over Subsidies

The ongoing debate in the green finance community regarding the relative benefit of government subsidies continued at the REFF Wall Street conference on Wednesday. Amy Corinne-Smith, Co-Head of Global Cleantech Investment Banking at Jeffries & Company, had one of the few applause lines […]

GOP Opposes Obama Administration, Cuts Department of Energy Budget by $1 Billion

The GOP-controlled U.S. House of Representatives released information about the Energy and Water appropriations bill for the fiscal year of 2012. The bill released totals $30.6 billion, $1 billion less than the previous year and $5.9 billion below President Obama’s request. The legislation determines how […]

Uncertainty Over Loan Program Could Spur Political Action

With the Department of Energy Loan Guarantee program possibly ending in less than six months, some green energy project developers are concerned that their projects may not even receive a review, let alone approval, before the program winds down in September. Although a […]

Exclusive: Silver: DOE Working to Keep Financing Flowing

According to a senior Department of Energy (DOE) official, wind, solar and other renewable energy companies that have secured loan guarantee term sheets with the DOE will likely see an infusion of federal dollars. Jonathan Silver, who oversees the department’s Loan Guarantee Program […]

Bingaman and Murkowski: What is Clean Energy?

Senator Jeff Bingaman Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) and the Committee’s ranking Republican Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) released a white paper yesterday soliciting comment about President Barack Obama’s proposed Clean Energy Standard (CES). To read the full […]