What the Tax Legislation Conference Committee Means for Clean Energy

By [email protected] Broad tax legislation advanced by the U.S. Congress in recent weeks is headed toward a conference committee, where Republicans in the House and Senate will hash out their differences. In this article we identify which provisions matter most for clean energy.

Electric vehicles

Currently, buyers are eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 per electric vehicle. The existing program is capped at the first 200,000 qualifying vehicles sold by each auto manufacturer. The House bill repeals this credit, while the Senate bill keeps it.

While some manufacturers, like Tesla and General Motors, are already close to hitting the 200,000-vehicle limit,

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