Tag: Fiscal cliff

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The Force: the Cellulosic biofuels tax credit is back, but is it really needed?

Finding it hard to explain to taxpayers why the PTC is needed, for the jump to cellulosic biofuels lightspeed, or to ward off predatory fossil-fuel evildoers? Turns out, The Force may not be needed after all.  So, the fiscal cliff was averted in a last minute-deal by DC lawmakers. Sort of. For now. Or […]

January 3, 2013 More

The Fiscal Cliff deal: the definitive biofuels guide

Three key tax credits extended for cellulosic biofuels, biodiesel and renewable diesel; playing field leveled for algae; Farm Bill provisions extended, but mandatory funding eliminated for energy title. Well, the viziers and examiners have completed their go-through on the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 – the fiscal cliff-averting bill that is now awaiting President […]

January 3, 2013 More

US Congress passes “Fiscal cliff” deal

Three key tax credits extended for cellulosic biofuels, biodiesel and renewable diesel; playing field leveled for algae; Farm Bill provisions extended In Washington, the US House of Representatives passed, by a vote of 257-167, a bill to avert a set of automatic tax increases that would have, according to economist consensus, sent the US spiraling […]

January 2, 2013 More

15 Burning Questions (and Answers) for Biofuels in 2013

Policy, finance, technology, feedstocks, markets, prices, opposition. Here’s what’s on your mind, as the critical 2013 deployment year for biofuels looms. Great topic suggestions from Digest readers have been pouring into my inbox all week — for the private, pre-ABLC briefing that we are prepping for DC this April. (By the way, thank you to the many […]

December 13, 2012 More