Category Archives: CleanTech

Further IRS Clarification on Tax Credit Prerequisites for Renewable Energy

As discussed on early blog posts (April 15th and April 28th), the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 modified the definition of a qualified facility under Section 45(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for purposes of the production tax … Continue reading

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Army Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of its Energy Initiatives Task Force by Spending $7 Billion

On September 9, 2013 the Army awarded $7 billion worth of Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (“MATOC”) for wind technology.  This leaves only biomass to round out the Army’s four-pronged energy

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Are you thinking of buying an EV?

If you are thinking of buying an electric vehicle (EV) you are not alone.  According to the US Department of Energy as reported in Cleanedge (www.cleanedge.com), EV sales doubled in the first quarter of 2013 as compared to 2012.  This … Continue reading

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Clean Tech Investments on the Upswing

In an analysis released earlier in July, the market intelligence firm Cleantech Group reported that global venture capital investment  totaled $1.76 billion in the second quarter of 2013, up 56% from the previous quarter ($1.1 billion).  North American investment was … Continue reading

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Major Investors Back Residential Solar Financing

In recently revealed disclosures, well-known strategic investors (like Duke Energy and Edison International) and venture fund players (like Kleiner Perkins and Google Ventures) are moving to back financing of residential solar.  This development indicates that major investors are willing to … Continue reading

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