Despite a threat by some House lawmakers to pare back energy provisions in the tax bill, incentives for renewable energy and ethanol remain intact and will be signed by President Obama today.

E&E Publishing reports (subscription required) that the Section 1603 renewable energy grant program, as well as production tax credits and tariffs for ethanol are unchanged from the Senate version.

The bill also extends several incentives for home energy efficiency improvements.

Sahir Surmeli, a Boston-based attorney specializing in new energy technology, reports via Twitter that extension of Section 48(C) Advanced Renewable Energy Tax Credits are not included in the bill.

Midwest Energy News will be updated throughout the day with additional details.

Ken Paulman

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.