PV Project Finance in Latin America is Easy, Right?
Arizona has enacted Arizona House Bill 2670 (adding Arizona Revised Statute 41-1520 and amending Arizona Revised Statutes 42-5063, 42-5159, 42-6012, 43-1083.04 and 43-1164.05), which includes taxpayer-friendly revisions to...more
On September 22, 2015, the White House, through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), issued guidance to the heads of certain federal departments and agencies (the Agencies)...more
The U.S. government has scheduled an auction for the rights to lease two areas of federal ocean space off New Jersey for offshore wind energy development. The auction, to be held November 9, 2015, will be the fifth...more
The Maine Office of the Public Advocate has proposed a new mechanism to encourage the development of solar energy capacity in the state.
Under Maine’s existing law, customers with onsite generation may choose “net energy...more
When one thinks of offshore renewable energy, one usually thinks of offshore wind. For the first time progress is being made in the U.S. to develop offshore wind resources. The first steel foundation jacket has been placed in...more
Last year, the North Carolina General Assembly delayed the repeal of the tax credit for investing in renewable energy property in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105-129.16A. Under the delayed sunset, the credit is repealed for renewable...more
Federal efforts to lease ocean sites off the North Carolina coast for offshore wind development advanced last week, when the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued a report finding that there would be no significant...more
The Maine Public Utilities Commission is evaluating the viability of proposed community-based renewable energy projects that remain under development.
Maine has run a community-based renewable energy program since 2009. ...more
On September 4, 2015, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the misdemeanor convictions of Citgo Petroleum Corporation and Citgo Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (collectively Citgo) for “taking” migratory birds in...more
On 15 September 2015 the first draft of the regulation of the Ministry of Economy which sets reference prices of electricity generated from renewable energy sources (“RES”) was published. The regulation is an executive act to...more
The RK Ministry of Energy has approved a list of subsurface areas to be tendered. The list includes 12 hydrocarbon deposits, half of which are located in the Kyzylorda Oblast.
The period for filing applications to...more
Where does Mexico’s upstream oil and gas bid round process stand?
SJA: The tender for the first package of properties auctioned as part of Mexico’s “Round 1” covered shallow water blocks and ended on July 15, 2015, with...more
President Obama recently announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Program Office (LPO) is expanding support for innovative “distributed energy projects” by adding $1 billion in available loan guarantees to support...more
On July 28, 2015, the National Wildlife Federation (“NWF”) filed an intent to sue notice against the Department of Transportation (“DOT”), arguing the DOT has not properly approved pipeline projects for more than 20 years.
On August 25, 2015, the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) published the final form of the Bidding Guidelines (“Guidelines”) and the Model Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for the Second Tender initially published on...more
The U.S. Department of the Navy has announced an agreement for the development of a 210 megawatt (DC) solar project to supply electricity to Navy and Marine Corps facilities in California. The Navy described the deal as the...more
A recent report casts doubt on whether proposed federal legislation would actually accelerate decisions on the siting of cross-border energy infrastructure.
Cross-border pipelines and electric transmission lines play an...more
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has released an August 2015 report projecting local reliability shortfalls in the Los Angeles basin planning area as early as 2021. The deficits may require new natural gas power...more
The developer of a proposed $1.4 billion electric transmission line connecting Quebec to New Hampshire has released a revised route for the project, following public opposition to earlier plans. The new vision for the...more
U.S. and Rhode Island officials recently celebrated the start of construction on the Block Island Wind Farm, which is on track to be the first commercial offshore wind farm in the U.S. The five-turbine, 30-megawatt project...more
On August 11, 2015, the US District Court for the Northern District of California remanded a US Fish & Wildlife Service’s (FWS) 2013 final rule that had extended the maximum duration of eagle take programmatic permits under...more
On 7 July the five BRICS countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa formally launched the New Development Bank (NDB) at the inaugural meeting of the institution's Board of Governors in Moscow, Russia, ahead...more
On August 4, 2015, the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (the CNH) released revised versions of the Bidding Guidelines (the Guidelines) and the Model Production Sharing Contract (the PSC) for the Second Tender published on...more
In all jurisdictions, financing for greenfields
projects is available from traditional sources -
commercial banks, export credit agencies
(ECAs, such as the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Korea's...more
“The Ordinance for Competitive Bidding for Financial Support of Freestanding Installations and for the Amendment of other Ordinances for the Promotion of Renewable Energies” largely entered into force on 12...more
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