How Could Tax Reform, Executive Order Affect Renewable Energy Financing

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Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Tax Credits Conference in San Francisco, May 4-5

Tax reform and changes to federal clean energy policy could significantly affect those who work with the renewable energy investment tax credit (ITC) and production tax credit (PTC). Hundreds of industry practitioners will gather in San Francisco in early May to discuss potential tax and policy reform and to consider next steps.

The Novogradac 2017 Financing Renewable Energy Tax Credits Conference at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, May 4-5, will spotlight the future of the renewable energy sector under certain legislative and policy proposals. Other trending topics include the debt and equity markets, the depth of the current investor pool, investor pricing trends and the latest on innovative financing structures and vehicles.

In addition, Novogradac will offer a pre-conference Project Finance Primer on May 3. The overview will outline the ITC and PTC programs, the state of the market, and tax equity transactions. There will also be an advanced financial modeling tutorial. Registration for the project finance primer is separate from the conference registration.

“Structuring and executing on successful renewable energy projects financed with the ITC and PTC is highly dependent on having an informed and nuanced understanding of the tax equity and debt market conditions and the potential policy changes coming out of Washington, D.C.,” said Stephen Tracy, CPA, conference chairman and partner in Novogradac & Company LLP’s San Francisco office. “As always, attendees of the Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference can expect expert analysis and practical insights that can help them better anticipate and appreciate market risks, challenges and opportunities.”

The conference comes in the wake of efforts by Republican congressional leaders and the White House to enact tax reform and lower the corporate tax rate. At the same time, President Donald Trump issued an executive order for the Environmental Protection Agency to re-evaluate—and if “appropriate,” suspend, revise or rescind—the Clean Power Plan, an Obama administration policy to promote renewable energy production.

The Novogradac 2017 Financing Renewable Energy Tax Credit Conference is co-hosted by Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Dentons, Nixon Peabody and U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation. Sponsors include Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Aon Transaction Solutions, Ballard Spahr LLP, Bryan Cave LLP, Live Oak Bank, National Trust Community Investment Corporation, Renewable Energy Alternatives, Snell & Wilmer LLP, Squire Patton Boggs and Stinson Leonard Street.

Conference details and the complete conference agenda can be found at

About Novogradac & Company
Novogradac began operations in 1989 and has since grown to more than 600 employees and partners with offices in San Francisco, San Rafael, Walnut Creek and Long Beach, Calif.; Dover, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; St. Louis; Boston; New York; Chicago; Austin and Dallas, Texas; Portland, Ore.; Naples, Fla., Raleigh, N.C.; Toms River and Iselin, N.J.; and the greater metropolitan areas of Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Detroit; Kansas City, Mo.; and Seattle.

Specialty practice areas include tax, audit and consulting services for tax-credit-assisted affordable housing, community revitalization, rehabilitation of historic properties and renewable energy. Other areas of expertise include business valuation, preparation and analysis of market studies and appraisals of multifamily housing investments and renewable energy tax credits.

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