Clean Energy Tax Credits: Creating an Energy Welfare State or Saving the Planet

A better way to provide tax incentives for the clean energy market.

By: K. Alex Langley

While most Americans agree that producing sustainable energy is a concern, parties differ on how to address the issue. One way to address this is for the tax code to be rewritten in order to allow clean energy companies the ability to form Master Limited Partnerships and Real Estate Investment Trusts in order to lower their tax liabilities, therefore potentially reducing the need for federal tax credits.