Advanced Energy Perspectives

Dylan Reed

Recent Posts

How President Trump and Congress Can Make Energy Infrastructure Great Again

Posted by Dylan Reed

Apr 12, 2018 11:33:12 AM

 us-grid-map-gc

 President Trump has been vocal on the need to improve America’s infrastructure. Given his background as a businessman and high profile for building things, upgrading the nation’s infrastructure has been a natural fit. Much of the public dialogue and the President’s announced priorities, however, focus exclusively on improving roads and bridges. But the need for modernizing our energy infrastructure is just as pressing, and there is broad and growing bipartisan support for including energy in an infrastructure plan.

Read more

Topics: Federal Policy Update

In Budget Agreement, Congress Comes Through with Tax Equality for 'Orphan' Technologies

Posted by Dylan Reed

Feb 13, 2018 3:30:00 PM

 

Capitol-spring-750.jpg

In what is becoming a monthly ritual in DC, Congress passed a month-long spending bill late last week to avoid a government shutdown. While headlines captured the story of another dodged shutdown (at least until next month), the eyes of the advanced energy industry caught another storyline. Congress fulfilled a promise to level the playing field for a variety of advanced energy technologies, giving the industry a better chance to grow. The bill provides the market certainty that will support investment in technologies like fuel cells, combined heat and power, energy efficiency, geothermal, and advanced nuclear. Read on for the details of the tax deal, and how we got here. 

Read more

Topics: Federal Policy Update

AEE to Congress: Make Sure Tax Bill Cashes In on Advanced Energy Growth for Economy and Jobs

Posted by Dylan Reed

Dec 7, 2017 10:38:55 AM

Capitol-spring-750.jpg

At a time when Americans are starting to get into the holiday spirit, Congress has its foot on the gas pedal to pass a significant tax bill by year’s end. AEE supports Congress’ intention to lower the corporate tax rate and adjust the tax code to give certainty to businesses and let them do what they do best – invest, innovate, and create jobs. As a $200 billion industry supporting more than 3 million American workers, the advanced energy industry has much at stake in the sweeping revision of the tax Congress is aiming for. Unfortunately, the bills passed by the House and Senate each include troubling provisions that would undermine Congress’s goal of implementing a pro-growth strategy for the American economy. On Wednesday, AEE submitted its recommendations for the final legislation to congressional leaders.  

Read more

Topics: Federal Policy Update

Senate Tax Bill Offers Benefits for Advanced Energy, But Faces an Uncertain Vote

Posted by Dylan Reed

Nov 21, 2017 4:50:00 PM

Capitol-spring-750.jpg

If you are looking for information to share at the Thanksgiving table about how the tax bills pending in Congress will affect the advanced energy industry, you’re in luck. A whirlwind November brought proposals from House and Senate Republican leadership, each stuffed with changes to the tax code that could help – or hurt – advanced energy growth. In just three weeks, the House passed its version of the tax bill, and the Senate moved its version through committee before heading back home for the holiday. As these bills now stand, the advanced energy industry has a lot to gain and lose. Here is a roundup of what to look for in tax legislation, as it affects a growing $200 billion industry that supports more than 3 million workers across the United States.

Read more

Topics: Federal Policy Update

House Tax Bill Offers, Undermines Market Certainty for Advanced Energy Companies

Posted by Dylan Reed

Nov 3, 2017 4:00:00 PM

us-capitol-750.jpg

Yesterday, House Republican leaders released the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which is intended to create a better tax and business climate. As a business association, AEE supports efforts to create a better business and tax system for the United States, and this proposal includes some provisions that could be beneficial. Unfortunately, several provisions directly target the advanced energy industry, particularly wind power and electric vehicles, for loss of tax benefits.

The House has announced plans to move quickly on this package, with a hearing scheduled for Monday, Nov. 6, in the Ways and Means Committee. The Senate is also expected to release its own proposal, which will likely differ on key provisions related to the advanced energy industry. We are actively working with Congress and our allies to ensure that the advanced energy industry is not harmed by this and any future tax package.

While still reviewing the 429-page bill, we can see that the advanced energy industry was not ignored by Congress in this high priority, and highly controversial, piece of legislation. But let’s be clear: AEE will fight to make sure that any tax measure approved by Congress recognizes the full value of the advanced energy industry, now a $200 billion industry supporting more than 3 million jobs across the United States.

Read more

Topics: Federal Policy Update

About

Advanced Energy Perspectives is AEE's blog presenting news, analysis, and commentary on creating an advanced energy economy. Join the conversation!

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts