2009-2010 Renewable Energy Legislation

Enacted Legislation

PL 111-312 (H.R.4853), Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
December 17, 2010

H.R. 1, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Enacted February 17, 2009

Senate Appropriations Committee Summary of ARRA Conference Report
February 12, 2009

Full Summary of Provisions from Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees
February 12, 2009

Side-By-Side Chart of Notable Differences Between the Senate-Passed and the House-Passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
February 10, 2009

JCX-17-09: Estimated Budget Effects Of The Revenue Provisions Contained In The Collins-Nelson Amendment (# 570) In The Nature Of A Substitute To The "American Recovery And Reinvestment Tax Act Of 2009," Under Consideration By The Senate
February 10, 2009

Summary of Finance Provisions as Amended on the Floor through 2/7, Plus Expected Elements of the Collins-Nelson Amendment
February 9, 2009

Related Web Page: Tax Extenders

Introduced Legislation

Corrections

H.R. 4169, Tax Technical Corrections Act of 2009
Introduced December 2, 2009

JCT Description of H.R. 4169

Credit Expansion and/or Extension

S. 3935, Advanced Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2010
Introduced September 29, 2010

Summary of S. 3935

H.R. 6121, Renewable Energy Investment Incentive Act of 2010
Introduced September 14, 2010

H.R.____, Domestic Manufacturing and Energy Jobs Act of 2010
July 26, 2010

Press Release: Chairman Levin Releases Draft of Domestic Manufacturing and Energy Jobs Act of 2010

Staff Summary of the Discussion Draft

Estimated Revenue Effects

H.R. 5805, Thermal Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act of 2010
July 21, 2010

S. 3617, Storage Technology for Renewable and Green Energy (STORAGE) Act
July 20, 2010

H.R. 5792, Manufacture Renewable Energy Systems: Make it in America Act of 2010
July 20, 2010

H.R. 5771, Offshore Wind Power Act of 2010
July 19, 2010

H.R. 5612, Geothermal Energy Investment Act
July 9, 2010

S. 3338, Advanced Biofuel Investment Act of 2010
Introduced May 11, 2010

H.R. 5343, Advanced Biofuel Investment Act of 2010
Introduced May 19, 2010

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S. 3329, The Cleanfields Act of 2010
Would Provide Triple Credits for Renewable Energy on Brownfields
Introduced May 7, 2010

S. 3324, Security in Energy and Manufacturing (SEAM) Act of 2010
Would Extend the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit
Introduced May 6, 2010

H.R. 5142, Grow a Renewable Energy Economy Now--Jumpstart Other Biofuels Act of 2010
Introduced April 26, 2010

Press Release: Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Advance American Biofuels (April 27, 2010)

H.R. 5041, Security in Energy and Manufacturing (SEAM) Act of 2010
Introduced April 15, 2010

S. 3188, American Renewable Biomass Heating Act of 2010
Introduced March 25, 2010

Press Release: Biomass Thermal Energy Council Applauds Senators for Action on Renewable Heating (April 9, 2010)

S. 3137, Solar Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Act of 2010
Introduced March 18, 2010
Would provide that solar electric property need not be located on the property with respect to which it is generating electricity in order to qualify for the residential energy efficient property credit.

S. 3064, Deepwater Wind Incentive Act
Introduced March 3, 2010
Would proviode production tax credit for developing deepwater wind facilities

S. 3062, Offshore Wind Act
Introduced March 3, 2010
Would extend production and investment tax credits for offshore wind until 2020

Press Release: Sens. Carper, Snowe, Brown, Collins Introduce Bill to Encourage Offshore Wind Energy Production (March 3, 2010)

H.R. 4599, The Renewable Energy Expansion Act
Introduced February 4, 2010
Would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an elective payment for specified energy property.

Rep. Blumenauer's Introductory Remarks on H.R. 4599, The Renewable Energy Expansion Act (February 4, 2010)

H.R. 4424, Enhancing Renewable Energy Investment Act
Introduced January 12, 2010
Would increase the energy credit for equipment used to generate electricity by geothermal power, to extend the grants for specified energy property.

S. 2899, Renewable Energy Incentive Act
Introduced December 17, 2009
Would Extend Section 1603 cash grant program

Press Release and Bill Summary: Senators Feinstein and Merkley Introduce Measure to Spur Renewable Energy Development (December 17, 2009)

H.R. 4374, Renewable Biomass Fairness Act
Introduced December 16, 2009

Press Release: Herseth Sandlin Bill Promotes Use of Renewable Biomass from Black Hills National Forest

S. 2857, American Clean Technology Manufacturing Leadership Act
Introduced December 10, 2009

Press Release: Finance Committee Chairman Baucus Statement Regarding Vice President Biden’s announcement on Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit
December 16, 2009

A Framework for Revitalizing American Manufacturing
December 16, 2009

H.R. 4226, Expanding Building Efficiency Incentives Act of 2009
Introduced December 8, 2009

S. 2826, the Clean Renewable Energy Advancement Tax Extension Jobs (CREATE Jobs) Act of 2009
Introduced December 3, 2009

Press Release: Grassley Continues Push for Job Creation With Bill to Extend Renewable Energy, Key Business Tax Incentives
December 3, 2009

H.R. 4155, Property Assessed Clean Energy Tax Benefits Act of 2009
Introduced November 19, 2009

H.R. 4149, to provide a renewable electricity integration credit for a utility that purchases or produces renewable power
Introduced November 19, 2009

H.R. 4144, to modify the investment tax credit for combined heat and power system property
Introduced November 19, 2009

H.R. 4085, to allow an investment credit for property used to fabricate solar energy property
Introduced November 17, 2009

S. 2755, Solar Manufacturing Jobs Creation Act
Introduced November 9, 2009

H.R. 3909, Renewable Energy Investment Act of 2009
Introduced October 22, 2009

S. 1637, Expanding Building Efficiency Incentives Act of 2009
Introduced August 7, 2009

H.R. 2227, American Conservation and Clean Energy Independence Act
Introduced May 4, 2009

S. 774, National Energy Security Act of 2009
Introduced April 1, 2009

H.R. 622, to expand the credit for renewable electricity production to include electricity produced from biomass for on-site use
Introduced January 21, 2009

Economic Recovery

S. 336, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan
January 27, 2009

American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan Report
January 27, 2009

S. ___, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
January 23, 2009

Original Chairman’s Mark of Senate Finance Committee Tax Provisions for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Title I (Tax Relief, Trade Adjustment Assistance, and Other Provisions)

Original Chairman’s Mark of Additional Senate Finance Committee Provisions for the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009, Titles II – V (Unemployment Insurance, Health, and Other Provisions)

Joint Committee on Taxation Analysis of Senate Finance Tax Provisions for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Finance Committee Staff Summary of Senate Finance Tax Provisions for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

H.R.598, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009
January 16, 2009

Description of the Chairman’s Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to the provisions in H.R. 598 (Green Sheets)

Summary of changes in the Chairman’s amendment in the nature of a substitute

Joint Committee on Taxation Estimated Revenue Effects of Chairman’s Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Chairman’s Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 598 (Legislative Text)

Description of Title I H.R. 598 “American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009”

Description of Title II H.R. 598 “Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families”

Description of Title III H.R. 598 “Health Insurance Assistance for the Unemployed Act of 2009”

CBO Estimates of Title II in H.R. 598

Joint Committee on Taxation Estimated Revenue Effects of H.R. 598

Extenders

H.R. 4213, Tax Extenders Act of 2009
Introduced December 7, 2009

See the Tax Extenders page for more information

Section 1603 Program

S. 3212, to amend Section 1603 to provide that qualified energy efficiency property is eligible for the energy credit and the Department of Treasury grant
(Introduced April 15, 2010)

S. 3069, American Renewable Energy Jobs Act
Introduced March 3, 2010

Tax Credit Bonds

H.R. 6117, Clean Renewable Energy Investment Act of 2010
Introduced September 14, 2010

H.R. 4132, Clean Renewable Water Supply Act of 2009
Introduced November 19, 2009

Tax-Exempt Bonds

S. 3336, Private Activity Renewable Energy Bonds Act
Introduced May 11, 2010

Press Release: Senators Feinstein and Brown Introduce Measure to Enable Renewable Energy Development Projects to Qualify for Low-Cost Private Activity Bond Financing May 11, 2010

H.R. 4155, Property Assessed Clean Energy Tax Benefits Act of 2009
Introduced November 19, 2009

H.R. 3525, Private Activity Bonds for Clean Energy Projects
Would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the treatment of bonds issued to finance renewable energy resource facilities, conservation and efficiency facilities, and other specified greenhouse gas emission technologies. Would add additional categories of tax-exempt private activity bonds for renewable energy, energy efficiency, demand side management, energy storage, electric transmission, smart grid, water conservation, zero-emission vehicle projects and manufacturing facilities.

Miscellaneous

S. 3374, The Cleanfields Investment Act of 2010
Would Establish a Grant Program for Locating Renewable Energy Facilities on Brownfields
Introduced May 13, 2010

H.R. 3135 Wind Energy Promotion Act
Introduced July 8, 2009 by Rep. Tim Walz
Would amend the Internal Revenue Code to allow: (1) individual taxpayers investing in wind facilities used to produce electricity an exemption from limitations on passive activity losses and credits; and (2) tax credit amounts for producing electricity from wind facilities to offset alternative minimum tax liability.

H.R. 2982, Fair Allocation of Internal Revenue (FAIR) Credit for Renewable Electricity Distribution by Indian Tribes (CREDIT) Act of 2009
Introduced June 19, 2009

H.R. 2348, the Financing Advanced and Superconducting Transmission Act of 2009
Introduced May 12, 2009 by Rep. Steny Hoyer

Fact Sheet about H.R. 2348 and H.R. 2347

H.R. 2227, American Conservation and Clean Energy Independence Act
Introduced May 4, 2009 by Rep. Tim Murphy

S. 802, Fair Allocation of Internal Revenue (FAIR) Credit for Renewable Electricity Distribution by Indian Tribes (CREDIT) Act of 2009
Introduced April 2, 2009

H.R. 1698, Green Bank Act of 2009
Introduced March 24, 2009 by Rep. Chris Van Hollen