Sahir Surmeli

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Supreme Court Affirms FERC Demand Response Authority

Last week, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling affirming that federal regulators may encourage large electricity users to reduce consumption at peak times in exchange for price breaks, a practice known as “demand...more

2/3/2016 - Administrative Authority Demand Response Electricity Energy Consumption Federal Power Act FERC FERC v Electric Power Supply Association SCOTUS

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - January 2016

A Note from the Editors - Our January edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. In Leaders in the...more

1/23/2016 - Clean Energy Clean Tech Climate Change Energy Policy Sustainability

DOE Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement “BENEFIT 2016”

Last month the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies...more

1/21/2016 - DOE Energy Efficiency Federal Funding Funding Opportunities

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - December 2015

A Note from the Editors - Our December edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. First, we feature...more

12/30/2015 - Carbon Emissions Clean Energy Clean Tech Climate Change Contamination Energy Efficiency Fracking Paris Agreement Popular Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Standard Tax Extenders Water

Spending and Tax Deal Brings ITC and PTC Extensions

On December 16, 2015, Congressional leaders reached agreement on a year-end spending and massive tax deal that would prevent a government shutdown and extend a series of tax breaks that benefit businesses and individuals. The...more

12/17/2015 - Clean Power Plan Crude Oil Energy Sector Investment Tax Credits Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy

American Businesses Installing More Solar Than Ever

Last week the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released a report highlighting the rapid growth in the use of solar energy by American businesses. According to the study, the top corporate solar users now operate...more

12/8/2015 - Carbon Emissions Electricity IKEA SEIA Solar Energy Wal-Mart Walgreens

New Energy Investment Initiatives Part of Major Trend

With climate change front and center on the world stage as a result of the ongoing U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and a group of other business leaders used the opportunity to make...more

12/3/2015 - Barack Obama Clean Tech Climate Change Energy Sector Innovative Technology Investment Jeff Bezos Mark Zuckerberg

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - November 2015

A Note from the Editors - Our November edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. In Leaders in the...more

11/17/2015 - Arctic Drilling Bipartisan Budget Clean Energy Climate Change Congressional Investigations & Hearings Crude Oil Energy Storage Recycling Shell Oil Solar Energy Wastewater Wind Power

Grid Vulnerabilities Report Highlights Regional Risk

Earlier this month, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz released a report presenting the Department of Energy’s (DOE) assessment of expected regional energy sector vulnerabilities to climate change. The report highlights...more

10/27/2015 - Climate Change DOE Electric Generation Suppliers Electricity Energy Consumption Energy Sector Hydropower Oil & Gas Pipelines Power Grid Power Infrastructure Power Plants Severe Weather Transmission Grid

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - September 2015

A Note from the Editors - Our September edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. In Leaders in the...more

9/24/2015 - Carbon Emissions Clean Power Plan Clean Tech Clean Water Act Climate Change Coal Ash Congressional Committees Crude Oil Cybersecurity DOE Energy Efficiency Energy Policy Energy Sector Fracking Keystone XL Pipeline Liquid Natural Gas Obama Administration Power Grid Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - July 2015

A Note from the Editors - Our July edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. In Leaders in the...more

9/24/2015 - Batteries Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Clean Energy Climate Change Coal Ash Congressional Investigations & Hearings Energy Policy Energy Sector EPA Innovation Mercury Obama Administration Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Standard SCOTUS Solar Energy

UPS Deal Continues Trend of Corporate Biofuel Commitments

Last Wednesday UPS agreed to purchase up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the course of the next three years from the energy companies Neste, Renewable Energy Group, and Solazyme. The agreement is the...more

8/6/2015 - Biofuel FedEx Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Southwest Airlines United Airlines UPS

Department of Energy Looking to Partner Small Businesses, Labs

On July 8, the U.S. Energy Department, during the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative’s Southeast Regional Summit, announced the national laboratories who will take the lead in implementing a new Small Businesses Vouchers...more

7/20/2015 - Clean Energy Clean Tech Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Engineering Public Private Partnerships (P3s) Research and Development Scientific Research Small Business Vouchers

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - June 2015

In This Issue: - Leaders in the News - Innovator Profile - Event Highlights - Washington Update - Energy Navigator - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Leaders in the...more

7/3/2015 - DOE Emerging Growth Companies Emerging Technology Companies Energy Projects Energy Sector Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Nanoscale Patents Venture Capital

CleanEdge U.S. Clean Tech Index – Which Cities and States Are Clean Energy Leaders

On Tuesday, June 2, CleanEdge, in association with Wells Fargo and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center among others, released its annual U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index. The Index uses a diverse set of industry indicators...more

6/3/2015 - Clean Energy Clean Tech Green Buildings Wells Fargo

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - May 2015

On April 22, the House passed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015. The Senate approved the mini energy efficiency measure from Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) in March. The bill creates a...more

5/21/2015 - Coal Ash Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Energy Efficiency Energy Tax Incentives

PROPEL: Helping to build a smarter, interconnected, resource-efficient world

Fraunhofer USA and Greentown Labs are teaming up with Shell GameChanger to bring Boston a startup acceleration program for Wireless Sensor-Actuator Network (WSAN) prototype development. Titled PROPEL, up to five selected...more

4/22/2015 - Entrepreneurs Incubators Startups Wireless Technology

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - April 2015

In This Issue: - Leaders in the News - Innovator Profile - Event Highlights - Washington Update - Energy Navigator - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Leaders in the News: This month we’re...more

4/16/2015 - Barack Obama Carbon Emissions Emerging Growth Companies Energy Sector Executive Orders Legislative Agendas Project Finance Proposed Legislation Sustainability

2015 Clean Energy Challenge – Today!

Today, the Clean Energy Trust, co-founded by Michael Polsky and Nicholas Pritzker, presents the 5th annual Clean Energy Challenge! The event, which counts Exelon, Boeing, Accenture, American Electric Power, ComEd, Invenergy...more

4/15/2015 - Clean Energy Emerging Growth Companies Energy Sector Trade Conference

U.S. Advanced Energy Market Surpasses Airline Industry, Rivals Pharmaceuticals

In their recently released 2015 Market Report, Advanced Energy Economy reveals that the US advanced energy market grew to $200 billion in 2014, an increase of 13% above the total for 2013. This activity positions the U.S....more

3/12/2015 - Energy Market Energy Sector Natural Gas Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Solar Energy

Energy Department Announces $35 Million to Advance Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies

On March 3rd, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced $35 million in funding to promote innovation in fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. The funding announcement will facilitate early adoption of a wide variety of hydrogen...more

3/5/2015

2014 Cleantech and Renewables IPO Statistics

IPO recovery? Last year was the most active year for IPOs in the United States since 2000. That’s right: an astounding 275 IPOs were completed in 2014, topping the 2013 total of 222 by more than 23%. Total U.S. IPO proceeds...more

3/5/2015

2014 IPO Statistics: IPO Boom?

IPO recovery? Last year was the most active year for IPOs in the United States since 2000. That’s right: an astounding 275 IPOs were completed in 2014, topping the 2013 total of 222 by more than 23%. Total U.S. IPO proceeds...more

1/22/2015 - IPO Public Offerings Securities Startups

New Funding for Energy Innovation: D.O.E. Announces $125 Million for Transformational Energy Projects

On January 7th, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it was making available up to $125 million in funding for transformational energy projects through the ‘OPEN 2015’ program. The program, which will...more

1/19/2015 - DOE Energy Projects Energy Sector Federal Funding Funding

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