Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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The stimulus package is designed to address the recession and in the short term people were anxiously awaiting two key components of the plan: clarification on the details behind “ grants in lieu of tax credits ” and awards of loan guarantees by the DOE from section 1705. As another panelist pointed out, “ The New York Times is well-equipped to write the article about how Stimulus Funds have been wasted ”. Is tax equity dead? Post-Stimulus. by Bill Cooke.

California Goes To Hell In A Handbasket But Greenius Says AB 811 is Our Route To Green Heaven

Creative Greenius

The treasure chest was cleverly disguised in the form of Federal stimulus money from the ARRA, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. That’s why they have authorized over $7 billion bucks in energy efficiency and clean energy programs for the USA. As the Greenius learned in early June, when I was at the EcoMotion Palm Desert AB 811 conference, programs like the Greenius’ favorite, AB 811, were tailor-made to score great big bagfuls of bucks from this stimulus.

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The Race to Plug-In Hybrids Is On

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The new administration’s stimulus package allots $2B for advanced batteries, $300M for federal and states fleets to buy new clean fuel vehicles and $7,500 tax rebate for PHEV, with yet more money in the Auto-Industry Re-tooling fund. A powerful roster of key industry players in the rapidly evolving electric vehicle arena will come together at Infocast’s Opportunities in Grid-Connected Mobility in San Francisco, California.

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Coming Soon – The Electric City

Revenge of the Electric Car

Price and tax incentives need to be worked out. Robert Hayden, the clean transportation adviser for San Francisco, said the city hopes to have 60 charging stations installed in public garages by year’s end, with a thousand more available across the Bay Area in 2011. Photo by Jim Wilson, New York Times. The New York Times looks at how EVs are going to shake up our cities. Cities Prepare for Life With the Electric Car.

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Honda May Develop Plug-In as Obama Alters U.S. Policy (Update2) - Bloomberg.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Tax Credits Instead, Obama backed tax credits of as much as $7,500 inthe stimulus package approved in February for buyers of plug-incars. I haven’t heard any discussion of hydrogen since the Bushadministration was getting ready to leave,” said Dan Becker ,director of the Safe Climate Campaign , a group in Washingtonthat works for environmentally “clean” cars. “It We will have packages that will be verycompetitive at that time.”

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Profile: Farmers Ethanol: Focusing on Sustainable Corn Ethanol Production and a Triple Bottom Line

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Last year people were able to get unleveraged tax equity financing to monetize the production tax credits at yields to the tax investor of 6-7%; this year tax equity investors are seeking yields ranging from 10-15% for leveraged tax equity transactions utilizing the investment tax credit that is now available under the Stimulus Bill. Because the dairy cows were remarkably clean, very little odor and few pests were to be found. by Bill Cooke.

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