Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Proprietary Intelligence: Promising ITC Bill May See Senate Action This Week - Cowen

Cowen notes their sources in D.C. tell them that Senators Cantwell and Ensign are drafting an energy tax (ITC/PTC) bill--WITHOUT pay-fors, which could see Senate action Friday. Firm remains bullish on the prospects for such a bill, given the dropped pay-fors construction. they believe that it will be passed in both chambers, and that it should be signed into law during/before May. Final term extensions are hard to handicap. Cowen thinks the Senate bill will have L-T extensions, but that these could shorten (to 1-2 years) in conference. They understand that passing the ITC/PTC is a high priority for Majority Leader Reid. One of the key developments was the consultation between parties, and with the White House. A positive ITC development should positively impact the stocks with greatest U.S. exposure, including Outperform-rated SPWR, ESLR, ENER, and STP.

Notablecalls: Great news. Too bad it's a week too late. Goes in the good to know but not actionable category.

3 comments:

beanieville said...

It's never too late for solars, my friend. The bull market has only begun. 4x bigger than the internet bubble expected.

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Solar said...

STATEMENT BY RHONE RESCH ON
SENATE BIPARTISAN BILL TO PROVIDE LONG-TERM EXTENSION OF SOLAR INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

“We applaud Senators Cantwell and Ensign for their leadership in presenting a bipartisan solution that stabilizes our country’s commitment to clean, reliable solar energy.”

“From New Hampshire to Michigan to Oregon, this bill provides a much-needed shot in the arm for our ailing national economy. This legislation will create thousands of jobs, unleash billions in investment and prevent a major disruption in this fast-growing sector – all at a time when we need it the most.”

“We look forward to working with Senators Cantwell and Ensign and their respective leadership to see that a long-term extension of the ITC passes in the Senate, makes its way through conference and is signed by the President. With this one act, we can put our nation on a path to once again become a global leader in clean, reliable, job-creating solar power.”

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