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Tax Equity Financing For Utilities: Another Helping Of Renewable Energy, But Hold The Tax Credits

Many consumers want more of their electricity to come from clean energy sour1ces like wind and solar. And many regulated utilities have responded, adding a record number of renewable energy projects to their portfolios, relying, in part, on federal tax credits and advanced technology to reduce the cost of those projects.

The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, however, has threatened to turn the clean energy boom into a fizzle. The Act reduced corporate taxes – and thus utilities’ appetite for tax credits – across the board.

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