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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Solar Power Facilities & Sales Tax Exemptions in New York State

Posted in Renewable Energy, Tax Incentives

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance recently published an advisory opinion that explains how a sales tax exemption applies to equipment and related services used in a solar power facility.  New York’s sales tax provides an exemption for “machinery or equipment used or consumed directly and predominantly in the production of …electricity…… Continue Reading

Will President Obama’s Climate Change Policy Impact the 2014 Midterm Elections?

Posted in Renewable Energy

President Obama has recently set forth an aggressive vision for addressing climate change, containing policies for both mitigating the harms and adapting to unavoidable impacts. In addition to the familiar themes of increasing renewable energy production and improving energy efficiency, the president also discusses preparation for the impacts of climate change through greater preparedness and… Continue Reading