Last-minute stimulus deal in US extends clean energy tax credits

Renewable Energy World: Just before the group broke for the Christmas holiday, US Congress struck a last minute bipartisan deal on a major energy bill as part of the omnibus package to fund the federal government. The energy bill includes increased funding for renewable and energy efficiency programs.

The legislation provides a two-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and additional funding for research and development, including on soft costs critical to distributed energy deployment and support for more sensible access to federal lands for renewable energy projects.

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