Tax incentives, renewable portfolio standards, and the creation of renewable-energy credits and carbon constraints are no longer separate considerations when assessing renewable-energy projects....
Before You Build It: Think Green
The complex financial analysis that has driven renewable energy investment has become the standard for assessing all potential electric generation investments.
carbon footprint than would have otherwise been produced but for the cost specifically incurred to operate with a lower carbon output—exactly how this concept of “additionality” will overlap with the tax incentives and RPS programs is not yet clear.
9. Both houses of Congress are working on enacting extensions of the federal tax credits, the House on a four-year extension and the Senate on a five-year extension.
10. A standard with phased increases and a final requirement of 15 percent by 2020 has been passed by the House of Representatives, and similar bills have been passed by the Senate on three prior occasions over the past five years.