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Supporting Renewables While Saving Taxpayers Money

Sources:

Climate Policy Initiative

Authors:

Uday Varadarajan

Brendan Pierpoint

Andrew Hobbs

Kath Rowley

Date:

1 September 2012

The authors of this report review federal tax incentives for wind and solar energy in the context of federal fiscal responsibility. Importance of these programs, cost-effectiveness, and potential improvements to federal policy are all addressed specifically. Recommended changes are based on fostering technologies and markets while remaining solvent under ever-changing market conditions.