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In the October edition of Energy & Clean Technology Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your...more
The IPO market in the United States is continuing at its fastest pace since 2000. The year 2000 (over 350 IPOs) was the last year of a 10 year boom in US IPOs that reached its peak in 1996 (over 650 IPOs). Since 2000,...more
Earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the State would be creating a Green Bank to leverage private sector financing for renewable and other related clean energy projects. The Green Bank was...more
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) has expanded the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Program to include solar pool heating systems. Decision 13-08-004 (Decision), issued on August 19,...more
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
In This Edition:
- In the News: United States
- In the News: Europe & Asia
- Government Financial Assistance
- Privately Sourced Financial Grants
- Federal & State News
- Legal News
In the April edition of Energy & Clean Technology Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your...more
In order to foster investment and job creation in clean energy manufacturing, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included a tax credit for investments in manufacturing facilities for clean energy technologies....more
In the February edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention...more
The fiscal cliff tax deal reached on January 1st, 2013 has made permanent changes to the tax code that will affect the clean energy industry. This Thursday, January 31, 2013, the New England Clean Energy Council will host a...more
Greentech Media released their list of green technology’s largest venture capital deals for 2012, and GreatPoint Energy, a coal-to-natural-gas firm, is in first place....more
Originally published in the Daily Environment Report on November 15, 2013.
PHILADELPHIA–Finding funding to build new facilities to produce biobased chemicals and biofuels is challenging in the current economic...more
Originally published in Law360, New York on October 19, 2012.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture made loan guarantees to three biomass energy projects this month, a quiet reminder that after the political firestorm...more
Storage has become a premier cleantech investment opportunity. Ernst & Young reported that energy storage totaled more than a third of the US$1.1 billion US venture capital investment in cleantech for Q3 2011, which was the...more
Investments in the clean technology sector often combine capital intensity with new technologies. Securing project finance can prove to be a critical step in the path to commercialization. Project finance succeeds best when...more
On December 31, 2011, the last section of the federal government’s fiscal year 2012 budget was finalized with the President’s approval of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Comprised of two prior appropriations...more
In recent weeks, the Army and Navy have solidified and ramped up their commitment to energy innovation and technology. Going forward, the services are likely to be the leading public-sector partners for funding,...more
Nearly $80 billion of government stimulus spending for clean energy technology was brought to bear in 2010. Looking back, it was a year of tremendous impact and growth for the sector, with the government emerging as one of...more
The Fourth Conto Energia replaces the incentive system introduced by the Third Conto Energia only nine months ago, originally intended to provide the support system for photovoltaic (PV) plants between 2011 and...more
In This Edition:
In the News: United States; In the News: Europe and Asia; Government Financial Assistance; Privately Sourced Financial Grants; Federal and State Happenings; Legal News; Events.
In the April edition of...more
The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy ("EERE") has two Funding Opportunity Announcements ("FOAs") dealing with the promotion of renewable and alternative sources of energy....more
Once again, Congress avoided a government wide shutdown on March 17 by extending the Continuing Resolution (CR) for a sixth time through April 8, 2011. Although there is the potential for additional CRs beyond that date, the...more
On January 18, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and the Small Business Administration ("SBA") announced the creation of the Water Technology Innovation Cluster ("WTIC"), a new collaborative effort that...more
After lagging behind Germany and other European countries for 20 years, the United States is now the leader in installed wind power capacity.1 In 2009 the United States had 35,064 megawatts (MW) of installed...more
Mintz Levin is pleased to provide you with a report addressing Renewable Energy Project Finance in the U.S.: An Overview and Midterm Outlook.
In this report, Mintz Levin provides an update on the current terms and...more