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Arizona Resource Planning Process Seeing Changes

Resource planning is a critical task for energy utilities. It is also of great interest to regulators, ratepayers and other industry members such as renewable energy companies....more

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

Accounting for Sustainability

A number of U.S. states have created new corporate forms that let companies focus on sustainability and other social goals, as well as shareholder value. Now, we are seeing the “logical next step” in corporate sustainability,...more

Senate Hearing on Extending the MLP Rules to Renewables

On July 31, 2013, the Senate Finance Subcommittee Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure held a hearing on the Master Limited Partnership Parity Act (S. 765). The bill would extend the master limited partnership (MLP)...more

Innovations and Opportunities in Energy Efficiency Finance

In this white paper: - Introduction - Energy Efficiency Finance Structures, New and Familiar, and Negotiating Key Agreements - Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Applying REITs to Energy...more

Episode 78 – Scott Potter Discusses Channel Strategy for Natural Products

In Episode 78 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on September 29, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Scott Potter, managing...more

Episode 76 – Ben Lee Shares CircleUp’s Crowd Funding Model

In Episode 76 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on September 15, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Ben Lee, director of...more

City of Los Angeles Waste Hauling Takes Big Step to Exclusive Franchise System

The City of Los Angeles took another step towards granting exclusive franchises for commercial trash hauling within the City, franchises that would also cover large apartment complexes. Under a plan approved by two City...more

French Solar Projects

On 15 September 2011, the French Energy Regulation Committee (CRE) issued a set of rules covering the applicable conditions for the new tender process for photovoltaic (PV) projects in France with a capacity exceeding 250kw. ...more

Sierra Club Wins Challenge to RUS Approvals of Coop Plant Expansion

A federal district court has sided with the Sierra Club in a nearly four-year battle over approvals issued by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to a Kansas electric cooperative. The approvals—which were given pursuant to a...more

SEC Interpretive Release On Climate Change Disclosure

On February 2, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") issued an interpretive release (the "Release"), previously approved by a 3-2 vote on January 27, 2010, to provide guidance to public companies as to how...more

Preparing For Domestic Carbon Trading In China

China has played a leading role in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and providing carbon credits under a United Nations-backed trading scheme. According to the World Bank, China was involved in 73% of deals made under the...more

Cleantech product development: Are strings attached to Recovery Act Funds? By Daniel Yannuzzi and Christopher Noon

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 appropriated nearly $800 billion to stimulate the U.S. economy out of recession. Included in the Recovery Act is billions of dollars for cleantech, including $16.8 billion...more

Consolidation in cleantech by Stephanie S. Brecher

Is a rollup wave coming? Cleantech companies will be looking for market share in 2009. Despite record high investment in the cleantech sector -- $4.1 billion in 2008, up from $1.4 billion in 2006 -- the credit market...more

In Energy Sector, Opportunities Abound

Whether referred to in the context of “energy independence,” “climate change,” or “economic stimulus,” energy, with its related issues and opportunities, is clearly the buzzword for the years ahead. President Obama has made...more

Opportunities for Venture Capitalists at Department of Energy Laboratories

The Department of Energy (“DOE”) is seeking to partner with leading Venture Capital (“VC”) firms in an effort to accelerate the deployment and commercialization of advanced clean energy technologies from DOE National...more

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