The Internal Revenue Service has issued new guidelines for determining when construction has begun on a renewable energy facility in order for a taxpayer to become eligible for certain tax credits created under last year’s American Taxpayer Relief Act.
An eerie quiet has settled over the Walker Components plant, which assembles custom cables for a global wind turbine company. Orders are down from earlier in the year and one-third of its employees have been laid off this year.
Republicans on Friday pushed a bill through the House shining a campaign-season light on the most conspicuous failure of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package. The bill would phase out federal loan guarantees like those that went to the now-bankrupt solar power company Solyndra LLC and left taxpayers on the hook for more than $500 million.
The federal incentives that aided the renewable energy industry’s growth in the last decade are coming to an end, even if President Obama, a proponent, is re-elected, according to a pair of energy sector attorneys who spoke at the Renewable Energy in the Midwest seminar in Minneapolis last week.
Published: July 25, 2012
Tags: anaerobic digester, DNR, Foremost Farms USA, Lower Wisconsin River, New Markets Tax Credits, permits, phosphorus, Pine River, pollution, renewable energy, Richland Center Renewable Energy, Schreiber Foods, Scott Walker, Todd Fischer, Tom Mugan, treatment plant, waste, WHEDA, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
The potential for phosphorus pollution has residents downstream nervous to the point of filing a formal petition with the state’s Department of Natural Resources.
The Obama administration moved Thursday to impose stiff new tariffs on solar panels made in China, finding that Chinese companies are improperly flooding the U.S. market with government-subsidized products.
Solar energy companies owned by a tea party Republican running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin who is strongly opposed to the 2009 federal stimulus package have received $500,000 in grants under the program.
Wisconsin regulators are defending a decision to cut renewable energy funding from a popular utilities program despite criticism from businesses around the state.
When the sun shines, Al Schultz makes money. Specifically, the 32 photovoltaic panels on his roof turn the sun’s rays into electricity that powers his home in Ebner Coulee. If he doesn’t need the power, he sells it to Xcel Energy.
Published: October 3, 2011
Tags: Adam Gusse, alternative energy sources, Bill Kehoe, Brandherm, Building Commission, Carla Vigue, David Miller, Division of State Facilities, DOA, energy, Fred Risser, renewable energy, solar, UW System, wind, Wisconsin National Guard
Disagreement on the state Building Commission over how firmly to push agencies to include alternative energy sources in new buildings has left project planners stuck between two ideologies.