2018 Outlook: Resilient Investors Cautiously Optimistic for New Year

The uncertainty surrounding tax reform kept many U.S. renewables investors in “wait-and-see” mode throughout 2017. Those brave enough to push forward despite the political backdrop did so vigilantly, with many expending additional financial and legal resources to keep their options open. Each legislative turn drove new scenarios and document drafts. Without a confirmed corporate tax…

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When Common Sense Prevails Over Politics: 5 Indicators FERC Decision Should Inform Looming ITC Remedy

In a decision that rapidly rippled throughout the electricity generation community—the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order terminating its docket intended to review the Department of Energy’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR). The NOPR, widely recognized as an attempt to shore up uneconomic coal and nuclear, was rejected for failure to establish a sufficient record…

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Responding to The Wall Street Journal’s Editorial on Wind Energy and Tax Reform

The Wall Street Journal published a misguided editorial over the weekend that supported the House tax bill’s damaging provisions to retroactively revise wind incentives. I wanted to share ACORE’s response in my letter to the editor, which was published in print on Nov. 15 as the lead response to their editorial (full text below).  Wind, Solar Are Shedding Subsidies. Oil?…

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A Better Path for Reliability, Resilience and Affordability

A few weeks ago, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry proposed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) intervene in the nation’s electricity markets to establish new rules that would have electricity consumers subsidize uneconomical coal and nuclear power plants and pay more for power in their electricity bills. In response, today ACORE submitted comments to FERC emphasizing the important…

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Responding to Administrator Pruitt’s Comments on the Wind and Solar Tax Credits

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.The Hill As reported recently by The Hill, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thinks the solar investment tax credit and wind production tax credit should be eliminated. Speaking at an event in Kentucky, Pruitt said “I would do away with these incentives that we give to wind and solar…I’d let…

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About the ACORE Blog: Renewable Power Perspectives features expert analysis on the most pressing issues facing the renewable energy sector in the U.S and abroad from ACORE staff, members and supporters.

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