The U.S. Government Could Save $150 Billion by Properly Incentivizing Energy Companies

This segment is from Thursday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy and materials sectors, @TMFEnergy.

Having a portfolio of clean energy production facilities could pay off for utilities if Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) has his way. A few that are well positioned to take care of tax credits he is proposing are Atlantic Power Corporation , Berkshire Hathaway's MidAmerican Energy, and Clean Energy Fuels . Under the new rules, producing energy in a way that is 25% cleaner than the annual average would qualify companies for tax credits. For more, tune in to the video below.

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