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Green Banks: Financing Tomorrow’s Clean Energy Projects

In February 2014, lawyers from Latham & Watkins participated in the inaugural Green Bank Academy held in Washington, D.C. State energy and finance officials from across the US attended the Academy to discuss the role of green...more

On The Horizon - Renewable Energy in Asia: Indonesia

1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Indonesia? Energy is a critical factor needed for the development of economic activity and national defense. - Ensuring domestic...more

Houston-based SURGE Accelerator and the Success of Startup Accelerators

The Houston-based SURGE Accelerator connects energy-oriented startups with industry leaders and mentors in order to solve the world’s energy problems using technology. The mentor-driven, venture accelerator puts energy tech...more

Energy & Clean Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- February 2014

In the February edition of Energy & Clean Technology Connections, we bring you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. For links to industry grant...more

Where to Look: Governmental Sources of Funding for Emerging Companies

Young companies are always looking for sources of capital, but many are unaware of funding sources provided by governmental programs. These programs are typically targeted at specific sectors and are intended to create jobs...more

Energy & Clean Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News: October - 2013

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

What the Strong IPO Market Means for Emerging Energy and Renewable Technology Companies

The IPO market in the United States is continuing at its fastest pace since 2000. The year 2000 (over 350 IPOs)[1] was the last year of a 10 year boom in US IPOs that reached its peak in 1996 (over 650 IPOs). Since 2000,...more

New York State Moves Forward to Capitalize Its Green Bank

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

California Solar Initiative Now Includes Solar Pool Heating and Other Proposed CSI Program Changes

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

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

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- May 2013

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 - Events -...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- April 2013

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

Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Manufacturing Facilities Just Announced

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

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- February 2013

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

Event: Update and Outlook on Tax & Financing Landscape for Clean Energy (Boston, MA)

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

GreatPoint Energy Tops the List of Largest VC Deals in 2012

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

Funding for New Biobased Chemical Plants May Be Found Overseas, ACORE Official Says

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

USDA Doors Still Open To Cleantech After DOE Loan Firestorm

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

Energy Game-Changer: Electric Storage Systems

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

Project Finance for Renewable Energy

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

Public Investment in Energy Technology: 2012 Overview & Outlook

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

Department Of Defense Announces Billions Of Dollars In Opportunities For Renewable Energy And Energy Efficiency Companies

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

Overview of Government Financing Programs for Energy Technologies and Projects

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

Italy Issues Fourth Conto Energia: New Feed-In Tariffs for Production of Photovoltaic Energy in 2011 – 2016

Overview 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

Energy & Clean Tech Connections - April 2011

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

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