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Make or Break Opportunities for Advanced Energy in the New Year

Posted by Malcolm Woolf

Jan 3, 2018 5:11:09 PM

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What does 2018 hold for advanced energy? Plenty, when it comes to federal and state policy issues that could make or break business prospects for advanced energy companies. I hope all you advanced energy advocates are well rested, as the new year is going to be a busy one! Here is what we at AEE see on the policy horizon, with some opportunities – and battles – coming sooner than you’d think.

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Topics: State Policy Update, Federal Policy Update, California Engagement

O’Malley Vetoes Bill, Protects Maryland Wind Power Prospects

Posted by Malcolm Woolf

May 28, 2014 10:36:00 AM

maryland_offshore_wind_lawOn May 16, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley solidified his legacy as a clean energy champion when he vetoed a bill (HB 1168) that would have effectively placed a moratorium on wind power for much of the state. AEE sent a letter to the governor last month, joining a chorus of industry advocates urging this veto action.

 

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Topics: State Policy Update

FEDERAL: Tax Uncertainty Hurting Advanced Energy

Posted by Malcolm Woolf

Jan 6, 2014 5:22:00 PM

advanced_energy_tax_policy_reformThis piece was originally published at The Hill

 

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, a number of federal tax code provisions critical to advanced energy growth disappeared. That’s because Congress has allowed itself to make tax law by inertia. Without Congress saying a word or taking a vote, millions of dollars of tax credits to bolster investment and entrepreneurship simply vanished. Congress should act now to extend these tax provisions retroactively.

 

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FEDERAL UPDATE: MLPs, Other Energy Tax Reforms Get Aired

Posted by Malcolm Woolf

May 3, 2013 10:06:00 AM

energy tax reform capitol congressIt has been a busy couple of weeks on Capitol Hill, with legislation introduced to open up Master Limited Partnerships, bipartisan meetings around energy tax reform, and a Senate hearing on hydropower.


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Topics: Federal Policy Update

FEDERAL UPDATE: AEE Takes Energy Tax Policy Reform to the Hill

Posted by Malcolm Woolf

Apr 18, 2013 9:57:00 AM

advanced energy tax policy reformAEE is taking its message of a pragmatic, business-focused approach to energy tax policy to Capitol Hill and beyond – and it’s resonating. On AEE’s first Congressional fly-in on April 11, top executives from a dozen AEE member companies and eight state partner organizations talked with 32 Members or senior staff of Senate Finance, House Ways & Means, and congressional leadership – all over the course of a single day. 

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Topics: Federal Policy Update

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