Darin Lowder

Darin Lowder

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Maryland Public Service Commission Issues Draft Regulations Implementing Community Solar Pilot Program

On November 10, 2015, five months after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan approved a law creating a three-year pilot program for community solar projects in the state, the Public Service Commission (PSC or Commission) released...more

11/23/2015 - Energy Sector New Regulations Rulemaking Process Solar Energy Utilities Sector

DOE Offers $1 Billion in Federal Loan Guarantees for Distributed Energy Projects, Provides Guidance

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that it will make $1 billion available for distributed energy project loan guarantees. DOE issued supplements to the existing loan guarantee solicitations for Advanced...more

9/1/2015 - Biofuel DOE Energy Efficiency Energy Sector Loan Guarantee Solicitation Natural Gas Oil & Gas Petroleum Power Grid Renewable Energy Solar Energy

HUD Notice has potential to encourage broad PHA renewable energy rollout

Housing authorities that are seeking alternate energy sources or new funding streams will be particularly interested in HUD’s latest PIH notice. It ushers in a number of programmatic changes in an effort to increase the use...more

8/22/2014 - Energy Projects HUD Public Housing Public Housing Authorities Renewable Energy Utilities Sector

HUD Notice Has Potential To Encourage Broad PHA Renewable Energy Rollout

In an effort to support President Obama's July 2013 Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued Notice PIH-2014-18 (HA). The notice offers guidance on federal incentives for...more

8/21/2014 - Climate Action Plan Energy Energy Policy Environmental Policies HUD Renewable Energy

Housing Authorities, is on-site solar power right for you?

In a recent magazine article, I listed several criteria for evaluating whether the time is right for installing on-site solar power projects on commercial real estate properties. A number of housing authorities, including the...more

5/15/2014 - Energy Renewable Energy Solar Energy

IRS Construction Deadline Guidance Highlights Disparate Treatment of Renewable Energy Technologies

The IRS recently released guidance in the form of an IRS Notice implementing a rule change under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 concerning the construction deadline that renewable energy facilities must meet to...more

5/1/2013 - Begun Construction Test Energy Projects Investment Tax Credits IRS Production Tax Credit Qualified Energy Facilities Renewable Energy Tax Credits

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