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October 20, 2014

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September 29, 2014

Without ITC, Solar Concentrating Plant in Doubt

A company that had planned to build a second massive concentrating solar plant is reconsidering its request because of the expiration of a tax benefit and regulatory constraints. Full story

September 25, 2014

Homeowner Asks IRS to Weigh in on Solar Tariffs

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An Austin, Texas, man is pressing the IRS to review a utility program for residents who own rooftop photovoltaic panels. Full story

September 16, 2014

Wyden Wants Wind and Solar Tax Credits

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The head of the Senate Finance Committee is calling for renewing dozens of tax credits that expired last year. Full story

September 9, 2014

Solar Expected to Break ‘Less Than 1 Percent’ Contribution

PR US Qtrly PV Installs by Mkt Segment Q210 Q214 445x324 Solar Expected to Break Less Than 1 Percent ContributionAdditions of solar power from utilities, businesses and residences have jumped by more than a factor of 6 since 2010 and are expected to bring total capacity above 1 percent of total electrical generating capacity by the end of the year, according to Shawn Rumery, a research manager at the Solar Energy Industries Association. Full story

August 5, 2014

Analyst: Solar to Lose Tax Credit Training Wheels

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) tours a solar power site with Col. Howard Belote (C) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, at Nellis Air Force Base in May 2009.
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The utility-scale solar power market in the United States is expected to falter in the next couple of years, contracting when the investment tax credit is no longer renewed, before expanding as a viable market, according to Ethan Zindler, head of policy analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Full story

July 14, 2014

The Geopolitical Argument for Higher Gas Taxes

Congressional efforts to keep gasoline prices low are missing the big picture, says the head of the International Energy Agency. Full story

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