Tax Reform

(Blog Post - 12/20/2017)
Although the tax bill passed by Congress today will bring the largest changes to taxes (and government revenue) seen in decades, we don’t expect the bill to have such a dramatic impact on energy efficiency. The greatest impacts, both positive and...
(Blog Post - 6/20/2017)
Congress is likely to tackle federal tax reform in 2017 and may consider new ideas. One proposal it should seriously consider is clean tax cuts—the application of supply-side tax rate cuts to investments that reduce the emissions of harmful...
(Document - 6/20/2017)
Many new ideas may be considered in tax reform discussions. One idea is clean tax cuts—the application of supply-side tax-rate cuts for clean investments that reduce pollutant emissions. Lower tax rates for income from clean investments (where clean...
(Blog Post - 12/15/2014)
Over the weekend the 113th Congress largely wrapped up its work. It looks like this Congress will pass just over 200 bills, the lowest number since World War II. However, before leaving home for the holidays, Congress took action on several bills...
(Document - 7/2/2014)
Congress Should: Refine depreciation periods to more accurately reflect the average service lives of equipment Reform existing energy efficiency tax incentives Promote capital investment in manufacturing Consider establishing a price on emissions if...
(Document - 1/31/2014)
ACEEE’s formal comments, as filed with the Senate Finance Committee, support the inclusion of energy efficiency incentives as part of tax reform, noting that efficiency incentives are generally a lower cost way to meet the Committee’s clean energy...
(Document - 8/8/2013)
ACEEE's formal comments, as filed with the Senate Finance Committee as requested by the Committee, address a possible set of recommendations related to energy efficiency for a "clean slate" approach to eventual tax reform. Among other things, ACEEE'...
(Document - 2/6/2013)
At the beginning of President Obama’s second term, tax reform has become a frequently-cited concern.  Both Democrats and Republicans are supporting tax reform and actual work on legislation is likely to begin in 2013.  Key elements of reform are...
(Press Release - 2/6/2013)
Washington, D.C.—Tax reform will provide Congress with many opportunities to promote energy efficiency and remove barriers through the tax code, according to Tax Reforms to Advance Energy Efficiency, a new report issued today by the American...
(Blog Post - 1/10/2013)
Just in time for tax season, Congress has given American homeowners and businesses a chance to keep a little more of their hard-earned money. Late on January 1, 2013, the “fiscal cliff showdown” ended with the House passing a bill to avert income...