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Posts Tagged ‘tax credits’

Are Solar Subsidies Unfair?

The latest pushback against solar power has centered on the benefits that accrue to owners of solar panels, with the intent of making them appear to be “free riders”, unfairly extracting gains to themselves at the expense of their neighbors. Utilities have taken particular issue with Net Metering, and doing everything they can to quash…

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Key Massachusetts senators open to compromise on financial credits for solar energy developers

State Sen. Ben Downing, D-Pittsfield, the top Senator on energy policy, said today that he sees “a lot of common ground and room for movement” on the state’s policy on solar subsidies, as competing proposals are pending before the state Legislature. [adinserter block=”1″] One of the most urgent, and controversial, energy-related issues before the Legislature today…

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Fossil-Fuel Industry Can’t Stop Renewable Energy, Obama Says

// Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama pledged to provide incentives to support investments in renewable energy, saying the industry will thrive despite opposition by Republicans and fossil-fuel suppliers. The White House on Monday announced a $1 billion increase in loan guarantees for renewable energy projects, $24 million in new grants for solar research and measures to…

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