11 Jan '18, 10am

What the new tax law means for renewables

The final Republican tax bill that became law in December spared the wind and solar power industries from most attempts to roll back federal clean-energy incentives, but it left other renewable energy sources out in the cold, leading to calls for new legislation. Lawmakers last month removed earlier provisions of the tax bill that would have slashed the value of wind-power tax credits and made them harder to get, and that would have ended tax credits for electric vehicles. But the law contains a new provision, called the Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT), which limits companies’ use of renewable-energy tax credits to offset their foreign-transaction taxes, to 80 percent of the credits’ value, down from 100 percent previously. That change, along with the reduction in the overall corporate tax rate, to 21 percent from 35 percent — while positive for companies generally — wi...

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