White Papers

CEDA Analysis V2.2

This paper presents how the establishment of new independent administration within the DOE, the Clean Energy Deployment Administration (CEDA), would take over the existing Loan Program–which has demonstrated success over the past few years–and improve upon it.

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The Importance Of The DOE LGP In Financing Innovative Renewable Technologies

This paper analyzes the importance of the Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program in helping innovative renewable energy projects cross the "valley of death." As of January 2011, the loan program has provided conditional commitments to 11 innovative renewable energy projects. Though this marks significant progress, the program is only now starting to fulfill its potential. With its scheduled September 2011 expiration, the loan program will soon lose much of its effectiveness – and the U.S. will lose a main tool for developing important innovative energy technologies.

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Interim Government Support To Bring Down Cost Of Clean Energy V2.0

The objective of this paper is to explain how government support has been critical to the success of all generation technologies, and to show how government incentives have driven technological innovation and scale in emerging industries. This will result in a continued decrease in the cost of clean energy technologies so that they will soon reach grid parity.

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US PREF Venture Capital White Paper Version V2.1

This white paper describes the venture capital industry, its role in the development of a U.S. renewable energy sector, and the aspects of government policy that have the greatest impact on venture capital investing in renewable energy.

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PTC ITC and Section 1603 Grants V2.2

Compare and Contrast: This white paper provides an analysis of the different tax credits that were made available to qualified renewable energy projects through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("ARRA").

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