Wednesday, April 13, 2016

USA: Update on Clean Energy Tax Credits Negotiations

Clean Energy Tax Credits in Limbo After Talks Melt Down (Morning Consult)

The Senate bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration will move forward without a provision extending tax credits for renewable energy sources, after conservative groups waged a campaign against the provision.

Democrats had previously threatened to block the entire bill without the tax credits for geothermal, fuel cell and other alternative sources, but they relented on Tuesday when it became clear that the bill would not pass because of Republican opposition. Democrats said they will let the relatively bland FAA measure move forward and work with Republicans on another tax credit bill sometime in the future.

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