MLPs and REITs Back in the Spotlight: Will Washington Finally Level the Playing Field?

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Ron PernickMLPs and REITs Back in the Spotlight: Will Washington Finally Level the Playing Field?

by Ron Pernick

In our book Clean Tech Nation, which came out late last year, Clint Wilder and I offered up a Seven-Point Action Plan for Repowering America. One of our main action items was “Leverage Proven Investment Tools from the Oil, Gas, & Real Estate Sectors.” Namely, level the investment playing field by opening up master limited partnerships (MLPs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs) to clean-energy projects. …

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