Energy Policy Act: Blessing or Bane?

O'Leary, Christopher
August 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;8/22/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 33, p14
Trade Publication
This article reports that the Energy Policy Act signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush appears on the surface to be essentially a gift bag full of tax incentives for the power industry, but some observers note that in the long term, the new legislation could result in some potentially dangerous outcomes for energy producers. Analysts believe that it is on the whole a general boon for all wings of the energy sector, from utilities to oil and gas producers, as it is studded with tax incentives for a variety of projects, ranging from nuclear power plant construction to alternative energy ventures.


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