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SGI-Mitabu, a joint venture of two Australian solar companies, The Solar Guys International and Mitabu Australia, has revived its plans to fund its Indonesian 250 megawatt solar project with Islamic compliant funding. The...more
The nascent UK Oil and Gas Authority (“OGA”), has issued an urgent Call to Action report setting out the main risks facing the UK oil and gas industry: insufficient profitablity leading to pre-mature asset decommissioning and...more
New York State’s one-billion-dollar Green Bank opened for business in 2014 and has begun committing to transactions. The Green Bank’s self-professed sweet spot is investments between $5 million and $50 million. Examples of...more
Earlier this week, California’s water leaders testified during an informational hearing at the Capitol before the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife about the new $7.5 billion water bond....more
The United States Court of Federal Claims on January 12 rendered an opinion in W.E. Partners II, LLC v. U.S. sustaining the Treasury Department’s reduction by approximately two-thirds of a Cash Grant for a cogeneration...more
The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On introduction of amendments and additions to certain legislative acts on subsoil use matters” No. 271-V 3PK was adopted on 29 December 2014 and, save for the specified provisions,...more
A number of GCC governments, including those in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, have set ambitious clean energy and energy efficiency targets. As the fastest growing region in the world, the GCC’s population is expected to grow...more
In the rapidly evolving global oil and gas market, changes in composition of assets, financing, market players and types of transactions are among the many emerging industry trends. These topics were part of the discussion at...more
Courts have long recognized that valuing mineral rights in eminent domain proceedings is inherently speculative, which can lead to wide swings in property valuations. So how can appraisers, property owners and public agencies...more
2014 Water Bond targets state’s long-term water needs and aquatic ecosystems.
Two months from today, the California electorate will vote up or down on a massive water bond which Governor Jerry Brown signed on August...more
The Vancouver Energy project – an energy distribution terminal proposed for Vancouver, Washington – would create significant economic value and drive regional employment, according to an economic impact assessment conducted...more
President Obama recently signed into law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). The statute begins to address ways to fund the billions of dollars necessary to update the country’s drinking water...more
On June 10, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (“WRRDA”) (Public Law No: 113-121). The primary purpose of the bill is to provide funding for improvements to rivers...more
Following the 412-4 vote in the U.S. House on Tuesday and the 91-7 vote in the U.S. Senate yesterday, the president is expected to quickly sign into the law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). In...more
2013 was another remarkable year in the Eagle Ford. Whereas five years ago few had heard of it, today the Eagle Ford is one of the largest oilfields in the United States. What is most exciting is that the play is just...more
In This Issue:
Bringing Non-U.S. Capital Into (and Back Out of) U.S. Real Estate; A Wider Play of Shale: A Hydraulic Fracturing Primer; California Clears Way for Pollution Clean-Up with AB 440; and Which Way is the...more
This article focuses on environmental due diligence issues in the context of acquiring commercial/industrial real estate or using real property to secure financing. The analysis and risk factors for the acquisition of real...more
Renewable Energy Focus - Why aren't there more solar plants in the desert? -- The Huffington Post - Business - Jul 2:
The vast and glittering Ivanpah solar facility in California will soon start sending electrons to...more
On June 27, 2013, the OSC issued Staff Notice 43-705 addressing OSC concerns with respect to disclosure in technical reports....more
The State of Massachusetts announced that on June 4, 2013, it will issue $100 million of Green General Obligation Bonds (“GO Green Bonds”) underwritten by Bank of America Merrill Lynch....more
The good news is that the mineral exploration tax credit of 15% has been extended for an additional year.
In addition, the budget has made an amendment to Section 66.1(6) of the federal tax legislation to add the words...more
Originally Published in Project Finance International, February 27, 2013.
Experts estimate that approximately 85% of the 79,000 dams in the United States will approach the end of their operational life by 2020. The...more
On February 13, 2013, a notice was published in the Gazette officielle du Québec by the Minister of Natural Resources, Martine Ouellet, announcing amendments to the Regulation respecting mineral substances other than...more
On January 31, 2013, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) unveiled revisions to guidance on financial assurance for engineered control variances under the Remediation Standard Regulations...more
As we have discussed in prior posts, Maryland has in place a de facto moratorium on shale exploration and drilling. Responding to inquiries about drilling into Marcellus shale formations in western Maryland, in 2011 Governor...more
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