Climate Week is about to kick off in New York, so Lauren Collins and Michael Joyce, both partners at the law firm of Vinson & Elkins, join the show to talk about what to expect from Climate Week, what kinds of news and announcements they will be keeping an eye on and how the overall conversation about Climate Week — and climate coverage in general — has evolved over the years.
On August 10, 2023, the Department of Treasury (the “Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued final regulations (the “Final Regulations”) providing additional guidance to taxpayers on the “Low-Income Communities Bonus” (“LICB”) available under section 48(e) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
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On February 13, 2023, the Department of Treasury (the “Treasury”), along with the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) and the Department of Energy (the “DOE”), issued Notice 2023-18 (the “Notice”), establishing a program under section 48C(e)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), to allocate $10 billion of tax credits for qualifying investments in eligible advanced energy projects (the “Advanced Energy Project Credit”).
On Sunday, August 7 the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the Act) as part of the FY 2022 Budget Reconciliation bill.
The Inflation Reduction Act spending bill, reflecting compromise between Senator Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, contains several measures to bolster offshore wind and other renewable energy development in the United States.
On July 27, 2022, only a few hours after the Senate approved a bipartisan semiconductor and technology package, Senator Manchin made a stunning and well-timed reversal of his prior position and confirmed his support for various climate and energy programs. Senate Democrats (led by Senators Manchin and Schumer) quickly made legislative text available and submitted it to the Senate Parliamentarian for review.