Tax Policy

Former Senate Finance tax counsel Zerbe discusses impact of deal on clean energy

How will last week's fiscal cliff deal affect certainty in the clean energy sector? Can the wind energy industry recover its losses? During today's OnPoint, Dean Zerbe, former senior tax counsel to the Senate Finance Committee and now the national manager of alliantgroup, a provider of specialty tax services, gives recommendations to the clean energy sector on how to take advantage of the incentives provided in the fiscal cliff deal. He also explains why he believes the negotiations marked a shift in tone on the government's role in subsidizing clean energy industries.