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The successful financing, negotiation and construction of a utility-scale solar power plant are significant achievements for all parties. However, owners and providers face an entirely new set of challenges once the plant is...more
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In 2007, Global Business Network (“GBN”) released the report, “Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead.”
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In This Issue:
- Green Law Corner - You Decide: Green Globes vs. LEED:
The U.S. General Services Administration recently added Green Globes as an additional third-party green building certification system for...more
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We hope you enjoy Bernstein Shur’s second edition of The Construction Advantage. This newsletter will provide you with insight into the current legal issues in construction, news and updates. Our goal is to provide practical...more
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The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has made clear that its anti-bribery investigations are focussed on two industries in particular: construction and energy. Construction firms especially are under-prepared for the risks which...more
On September 30, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland issued its decision in PPL Energyplus, LLC v. Nazarian. The case has been watched by many for its potential implications with respect to...more
In This Issue:
- DOE Announces Fourth Authorization for LNG Exports to Non-FTA Nations. Does This Mean Full Steam Ahead?
- FERC Addresses ISO-NE Capacity Supply Obligations, Walks a Fine Line Between Generator...more
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued additional guidance relating to when construction begins with respect to wind and other qualified facilities for purposes of the production tax credit and investment tax credit. ...more
Late in the day on September 24, the IRS released a formal Notice addressing the Begun Construction requirements to qualify for the Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit. Notice 2013-60 clarifies an earlier Notice...more
The IRS has released additional guidance (IRS Notice 2013-60) on satisfying the new “beginning of construction” requirement for the renewable energy production tax credit under Code Section 45 (PTC) and energy investment tax...more
A qualified facility is eligible to receive a renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC) or an energy investment tax credit (ITC) in lieu of the PTC if construction of the facility begins before January 1, 2014....more
On September 20, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) released Notice 2013-60, which clarifies in important ways the eligibility rules applicable to the investment tax credit (“ITC”) and production tax...more
On September 20, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2013-60, which provides additional guidance that will help developers and purchasers of renewable energy facilities meet the beginning of construction...more
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On September 20th, the IRS in Notice 2013-60 clarified three critical issues in its guidance as to whether a wind project (or other type production tax credit (PTC) eligible project) is considered to have “started...more
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Many districts are struggling to find the...more
On July 19, 2013, the New Jersey Board of Utilities (the Board) rejected a stipulated agreement that would have allowed New Jersey’s first offshore wind energy project to move forward. The Board’s failure to approve the...more
California’s prompt payment laws are scattered throughout the state’s Business and Professions Code, Public Contracts Code and Civil Code, and their applicability varies depending on the type of project, the type of payment,...more
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We recently provided a client update on the Queensland Planning and Environment Court decision of Rainbow Shores P/L v Gympie Regional Council & Ors1 (view here). The decision in Rainbow Shores provides an example of what...more
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