Fall Legislative Agenda: Energy and Tax Policy Front and Center

As Congress returns from the August recess, looming energy debates will heat up in both chambers. In July, the Senate Finance Committee voted overwhelmingly to move a two year tax extenders bill out of committee. The mark-up includes a 2-year retroactive extension of the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), as well as credits for biofuels production, bonus depreciation, and nonbusiness energy property. Bipartisan efforts to add “commence construction” language to the Business Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar energy were withdrawn, although several senators agreed to reintroduce the amendment and consider it on the Senate floor. Additionally, legislation to extend master limited partnership tax treatment to renewable energy is picking up bipartisan support and both houses have passed separate versions of energy bills that aim to modernize energy infrastructure, efficiency, supply and accountability. Will the Congress extend the important renewable energy tax credits, for how long? Will MLP Parity Act Legislation move forward and what are the prospects for broader energy legislation? Energy tax and policy will be front and center this Fall, get the latest on what to expect.

Q & A Submission:
Q & A both on the teleconference and live at the host firm sites, will follow the speakers’ presentations. Please email questions to abaquestions@acore.org.

Call Times:
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central
10:00 am – 11:30 am Mountain
9:00 am – 10:30 am Pacific
8:00 am – 9:30 am Alaskan

Teleconference Chairs:
Sarah A.W. Fitts, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Roger D. Stark, Stark Energy Consulting LLC
Gene Gurevich, Securing America’s Future Energy
Matthew J. Frank, Murphy Desmond S.C.
Grant Rauscher, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Todd Foley, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Policy & Government Relations, Chief Strategy Officer, ACORE
Katie Cullen, Partner, SC Partners LLC
Steve Vavrik, Chief Commercial Officer, Apex Clean Energy
Pat Bousliman, Government Relations, Subject Matter