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The Week in Green Energy: One (More) Year…

Certainty — albeit short-term certainty — that’s what the renewable energy industry got this week. By signing a controversial bill extending the Bush tax cuts, President Obama also extended key green energy federal subsidies, (the provisions were inserted in the tax bill), including the game-changing 1603 direct cash grants. As we’ve reported, it was widely…

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Cornerstone Conversation: Richard T. Brandt, Marathon Capital

Richard “Ted” Brandt co-founded energy-focused investment bank Marathon Capital more than 10 years ago, initially to advise middle-market power and energy companies and eventually solar, wind and other renewable energy companies. After years of sustained growth, partly supported by stimulus funds, Brandt is concerned that the sunsetting of green federal subsidies and the incoming, carbon-friendly…

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The Alternative Agenda: Renewable Energy Grants Face Crucial Vote and Cancun Fallout

Renewable Energy Grants (or, wonkishly 1603 grants) face crucial vote today What will become of the popular grants, which cover up to 30 percent of the cost of renewable projects? Right now, it appears as though the grants may be extended for one year, but the vote in the senate comes today at 3 p.m….

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The Week in Green Energy: Getting to 1603�

On Thursday night Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D � Nev.) introduced a tax package with a provision that would extend by one-year important green energy stimulus programs, including the very popular 1603 cash grants. By adding the green funding provisions Reid hopes to get liberal Democrats to support the tax cut extension brokered by…

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The Week in Green Energy: What’s Next?

What’s next? That question has been on the mind of many stakeholders in the renewable energy industry who, as we’ve previously reported, are hungry for clarity on the future of the stimulus-funded programs that have supported their industry over the past two years. A recently leaked White House memo clarifies the administration’s thinking on the…

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