Tag: Fiscal cliff

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

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

January 3, 2013 |

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 […]

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The Fiscal Cliff deal: the definitive biofuels guide

The Fiscal Cliff deal: the definitive biofuels guide

January 3, 2013 |

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 […]

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US Congress passes “Fiscal cliff” deal

US Congress passes “Fiscal cliff” deal

January 2, 2013 |

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 […]

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15 Burning Questions (and Answers) for Biofuels in 2013

15 Burning Questions (and Answers) for Biofuels in 2013

December 13, 2012 |

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 […]

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