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Five Holiday Season Tips for Retail Landlords

The holiday season brings many desirable things to a retail center: a fresh holiday look, a sense of excitement and anticipation, and most importantly — more traffic and customers. Along with these benefits, the holidays also...more

11/11/2014 - Commercial Leases Commercial Real Estate Market Commercial Tenants Holidays Landlords Reasonable Accommodation Retailers Tenants

Renewable Energy Update -- November 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - U.S. solar consolidation seen before tax credit expires: Bloomberg - Oct 20: Acquisitions in the solar industry will accelerate as manufacturers and developers prepare for the expiration of a...more

11/11/2014 - Energy Energy Policy Energy Tax Incentives Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Solar Energy Tax Credits

Renewable Energy Update -- October 2014 #3

Renewable Energy Focus - Geothermal power industry lost steam but may be poised for comeback: Los Angeles Times - Oct 19: Geothermal power was once king of California's renewable energy. So many companies were...more

10/28/2014 - DOE Electricity Energy Projects Geothermal Energy Offshore Wind Plastic Solar Cells Renewable Energy Solar Energy Solar Farm Solar Panels

Renewable Energy Update -- October 2014 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - Feds plan bidding for solar, wind farm leases: Courthouse News Service - Oct 4: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning more incentives for developing solar and wind energy on federal...more

10/14/2014 - Bureau of Land Management Energy Incentives Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Update -- October 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - DOE study finds U.S. wind power industry competitive on a global scale: REVE - Sep 20: The Global Wind Network recently completed an Energy Department (DOE) funded study that took a critical...more

10/3/2014 - Automotive Industry Electric Cars Energy Projects Energy Sector New Legislation Oil & Gas Renewable Energy Solar Energy Transmission Grid Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- September 2014 #3

Renewable Energy Focus - New solar plant nears approval in California desert: SFGate.com - Sep 15: Despite serious environmental concerns, the California Energy Commission has given a preliminary green light to a...more

9/22/2014 - Energy Geothermal Energy Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Renewable Energy Update -- September 2014 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - Blue and red states going green on energy policy: USA Today - Sep 11: Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to...more

9/15/2014 - Carbon Emissions Chevron Climate Change Electricity Energy Policy Energy Projects Financing Legislative Agendas Renewable Energy Solar Energy University of California Utilities Sector

Renewable Energy Update -- September 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - Communities going into power business to cut cost, carbon footprint: Los Angeles Times - Aug 1: Sonoma County is at the forefront among eco-minded communities plunging into the power business...more

9/11/2014 - Automotive Industry California Energy Commission Electric Vehicles Electricity Energy Projects Energy Sector Geothermal Energy Hydrogen Power Legislative Agendas Renewable Energy Solar Energy Tesla

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #6

Renewable Energy Focus - Underground energy debate powering up - San Diego Union-Tribune - Aug 26: California lawmakers may decide this week whether San Diego County utility customers must underwrite a new fleet of...more

9/3/2014 - Energy Geothermal Energy Renewable Energy Utilities Sector

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #4

Renewable Energy Focus - Solar plant's downside? Birds igniting in midair: CBS News - Aug 19: Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's...more

8/25/2014 - CPUC Electricity Energy Policy Energy Projects Power Grid Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Solar Energy Solar Farm Transmission Grid Utilities Sector Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #5

Renewable Energy Focus - Los Angeles' city-owned electric utility raises its energy efficiency ambitions: Energy Collective - Aug 13: The five-member Board of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has...more

8/25/2014 - CPUC Electricity Energy Energy Policy Geothermal Energy Municipalities Renewable Energy Solar Energy Utilities Sector Wind Farm Wind Power

Draft CEQA Guidelines Would Dramatically Alter Analysis of Transportation Impacts Under SB 743

On August 6, 2014, the California Office of Planning and Research issued a new draft guideline that could fundamentally alter the way in which transportation impacts are analyzed for purposes of review under the California...more

8/19/2014 - CEQA Department of Transportation Environmental Impact Report Environmental Policies Surface Transportation

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #4

Renewable Energy Focus - U.S. government has big bucks to help jumpstart renewable energy innovation: Renewable Energy World - Jul 7: In an effort to seek out and give financial help to innovative technologies that...more

8/12/2014 - Energy Energy Efficiency Energy Tax Incentives Grants Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #3

Renewable Energy Focus - New California tax credit would benefit Tesla gigafactory: San Jose Mercury News - Jul 11: Governor Jerry Brown announced last week that he signed legislation creating a $420 million tax credit...more

8/12/2014 - Energy Energy Policy Energy Tax Incentives Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - Renewables provide 56 percent of new U.S. generating capacity in first half of 2014: Electric Light & Power - Jul 21: Solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower provided 55.7 percent of...more

8/12/2014 - Biomass DOE Drought Energy Geothermal Energy Hydropower Renewable Energy Solar Energy Utilities Sector Wind Power

The California Supreme Court Further Limits the Scope of CEQA Review for Voter-Sponsored Initiatives in Tuolumne Jobs & Small...

Voter-driven initiatives meeting California Elections Code requirements may be adopted directly by local governments without first conducting a full review under the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA"), according to...more

8/12/2014 - CEQA Environmental Impact Report Environmental Policies Environmental Review Small Business

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - Renewables now ‘mainstream’ business for U.S. utilities, says report: PV-Tech - Aug 1: NV Energy, Xcel, PG&E, Sempra, and Edison International have topped a new index ranking investor-owned...more

8/5/2014 - Clean Energy Energy Energy Policy Renewable Energy Solar Energy Utilities Sector Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- July 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - Supreme Court upholds EPA's power to regulate greenhouse gas: Allen Matkins - Jun 24: On Monday, June 23, in a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in Utility Air Regulatory Group v....more

7/10/2014 - Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Clean Power Plan Energy Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants Renewable Energy SCOTUS Utility Air Regulatory Group v EPA

Renewable Energy Update -- June 2014 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - Warren Buffett plans to double Berkshire Hathaway’s investment in renewable energy: PV Tech - Jun 24: Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. CEO Warren Buffett certainly made his presence felt at the Edison...more

6/25/2014 - Berkshire Hathaway Biomass Clean Energy Electricity Energy Energy Projects Geothermal Energy Renewable Energy Solar Energy Utilities Sector Warren Buffet Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- June 2014

Renewable Energy Focus: The EPA’s new carbon rules could be a major boost to renewable energy - Greentech Media - Jun 2: The EPA’s new carbon rule could grow renewable capacity by an additional 70 percent in the next...more

6/10/2014 - Carbon Emissions Electricity Energy Policy Energy Projects Environmental Policies EPA Geothermal Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hydropower Power Plants Proposed Regulation Renewable Energy Solar Energy Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- May 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - Another solar record set, renewables power nearly quarter of California: KCET - May 20 -- Yet another milestone in California's quest to go solar: the state's industrial-sized solar power...more

5/28/2014 - Capacity Market Coal Coal-Fired Generation Electricity Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions Obama Administration Power Grid Renewable Energy Solar Energy Solar Farm Solar Panels Stanford University SunPower TIAA CREF Utilities Sector

Renewable Energy Update -- May 2014 #3

Renewable Energy Focus - California regulators side with solar - Green Building Advisor - Apr 23: Hundreds of battery-backed PV installations that have been delayed by red tape and extra fees should be connected to the...more

5/27/2014 - Clean Energy DOE Energy Renewable Energy Solar Energy Solar Panels Utilities Sector

Renewable Energy Update -- May 2014 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - White House announces new action on solar energy: TIME - May 9 - The White House is announcing executive actions to advance clean energy on Friday, including $2 billion worth of upgrades to...more

5/27/2014 - California Energy Commission Electricity Energy Energy Policy Energy Projects Energy Tax Incentives France ISOs ITC Obama Administration Oil & Gas Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Solar Energy Solar Farm Tax Incentives Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- May 2014

Renewable Energy Focus: California’s net zero energy building to reshape U.S. construction industry - Alternative Energy News - Apr 15: California’s recent revisions to Title 24 put in place ambitious performance...more

5/23/2014 - Administrative Hearings Commercial Real Estate Market DOE Energy Energy Market Federal Funding Funding Options Geothermal Energy Government-Guaranteed Loans IKEA Power Plants Renewable Energy Solar Energy Solar Farm Sonoma Clean Power Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update

Renewable Energy Focus - U.S. Senate Committee votes to extend tax breaks for wind farms: Renewable Energy World News - Apr 4 -- U.S. wind farms would keep their treasured tax breaks as part of an $85 billion package...more

4/23/2014 - Energy Tax Incentives Renewable Energy Solar Energy Tax Credits Wind Power

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