Taxing authority

Taxing authority

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any government entity that is authorized by law to assess, levy and collect taxes.

Pros

Communities could consider funding clean energy programs by leveraging their taxing authority to increase property tax rates on utility-owned assets (e.g. power plants and infrastructure).

Cons

The legal implications of this approach are potentially highly challenging.

Real Talk

Increasing taxes is not a scalable or long-term solution, but at the right time and place it could make a difference.

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