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The world needs to triple the energy it gets from renewables, nuclear reactors and power plants that use emissions-capture technology to avoid dangerous levels of global warming, United Nations scientists said.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing Japan’s coal industry to expand sales at home and abroad, undermining hopes among environmentalists that he’d use the Fukushima nuclear accident to switch the nation to renewables.
Communities should think about threats to our giant, centralized grid and tell utilities, “Don’t just protect the grid – help us fortify our essential services with distributed generation.”
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The Canada-US Income Tax Convention provides for the withholding
of a 15% or 25% income tax on dividends and interest on dividends
payed on Canadian Securities to US residents. (This includes
many of my favorite green income stocks.) Most people can
qualify for the reduced rate by filling out the NR301 Canadian tax
form. Others, such as charitable organizations and
retirement accounts qualify for an exemption.
Many custodians don’t get this right, and recovering improperly
withheld payments is considerable work, when it’s possible at all.
Canada requires one form NR7-R
form per security and per dividend payment, plus supporting
The long and the short of it is, if you’re going to invest in
income producing Canadian securities through your IRA, it’s very
important to pick the right custodian.
I plan to write a much more in-depth article on this next month,
but since I only have direct experience with this at two
custodians (E*Trade (NASD:ETFC) and Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW)),
I’d like to get readers’ experiences with other custodians so I
can give a comprehensive guide as to which custodians handle this
If you own dividend paying Canadian stocks in a US retirement
take my survey, or leave a comment.
I don’t want to prejudice the survey by relating my experiences
yet, but here are some stocks for which I know that some
custodians withhold tax:
AQUNF, INGXF, MCQPF, NFYEF, NPIFF, PENGF, PFBOF, TRSWF, WFIFF
This article was first
published on the author’s Forbes.com blog, Green Stocks
on April 1st
Geothermal potential was the subject of a joint committee hearing in California on April 3 led by State Senator Ben Hueso, D-40th Senate District, and Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-46th Assembly District. As the hearing began, Senator Hueso, who is Chair of the Senate Select Committee on California’s Energy Independents, and Assemblyman Pérez, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Renewable Energy Economy in rural California, each expressed their interest in understanding why the state is not using more of its untapped geothermal resources. Of particular interest for California lawmakers, industry, and consumers alike are the areas near the Salton Sea familiar to the geothermal industry for their immense potential for power development.
Climate change, extreme weather and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power …
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The 10.86 MWdc Maywood Solar Farm, located on 43 acres of the Reilly Tar & Chemical Superfund site in Indianapolis, was completed under the 2012 Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) Rate-REP program.