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2005-2006 Renewable Energy Legislation

Enacted Legislation

H.R. 6111 Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (Public Law No: 109-432)
Introduced September 19, 2006 by Rep.
Signed into law December 20, 2006
Sec. 201 extends through 2008: (1) the tax credit for electricity produced from certain renewable resources; (2) the tax credit for holders of clean renewable energy bonds; (3) the tax deduction for energy efficient commercial buildings; (4) the tax credit for new energy efficient homes; (5) the tax credit for residential energy efficient property; (6) the energy tax credit; and (7) special excise tax rates for qualified methanol and ethanol fuel.

H.R. 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law No: 109-058)
Introduced April 18, 2005 by Rep. Joe Barton
Conference Report passed July 29, 2005
Signed into law August 8, 2005
Title XIII features Energy Policy Tax Incentives. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend until 2008 the eligibility of certain renewable energy facilities (i.e., wind, closed and open-loop biomass, geothermal energy, small irrigation power, landfill gas, and trash combustion facilities) for the tax credit for producing electricity from renewable resources. Increases from five to 10 years the credit period for renewable energy facilities placed in service after the enactment of this Act. Adds hydropower and Indian coal as qualifying energy resources for purposes of the tax credit.


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