|Farm Bill, Energy Title, Section 9006||
For the first time in U.S agriculture policy, the 2002 Farm Bill included an energy title that established a variety of programs to support farm-based renewable energy grant and loan guarantee program administered through the U.S Department of Agriculture - Rural Development. The Farm Bill is on a 5-year cycle and there is talk about additional support for agriculturally based wind and other renewable energy development.
|Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)||
An independent regulatory agency within the U.S Department of Energy that has jurisdiction over interstate electricity sales, wholesale electricity rates, natural gas and oil pipeline rates, and gas pipeline certification. It also licenses and inspects private, municipal, and state hydroelectric projects and oversees related environmental matters.
|Flip Models/Flip Dynamics||
One example of a business model structure which brings in a tax-motivated equity partner to effectively own the project during the period when the PTC and accelerated depreciation are available (i.e., the first 10 years of the project's life).