A Focus on Energy: Export of LNG
PV Project Finance in Latin America is Easy, Right?
Congress this week passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which extends a number of expired or expiring tax provisions through the end of 2014. The President is expected to sign the Act soon. The Act renews several...more
The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, H.R. 5771, was passed by the Senate on December 16 and by the House on December 3. The President is expected to sign the bill in the coming days. ...more
The Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) has issued the first call for bids under Round One and the terms and conditions (T&Cs) governing the tender. CNH seeks to award 14 production-sharing contracts for the exploration...more
A proposed electric transmission line from Quebec into New England took a step forward this week, as the developer of the New England Clean Power Link applied to Vermont regulators for key project approvals....more
On December 2, 2014, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced over $9 million in grants to support advanced biofuel production and the bioeconomy. More than $5 million in grants awarded to 220 producers nationwide are...more
As an increasing number of energy storage projects begin to come online, developers should expect that regulators will continue to develop and refine the second tier, nitty-gritty, regulatory policies that might affect the...more
In This Issue:
- Plans to build the first coal gasification plant in Britain
- Letters of credit, on-demand bonds, and the "fraud exception"
- Argentina amends its hydrocarbons law to boost exploration...more
Draft legislation currently before the UK parliament proposes some significant changes to existing trespass laws to facilitate the development and growth of the geothermal and shale-gas industries in the UK.
In this Issue:
- Top Issues and Considerations
- Shale Industry Moves
- Ohio Shale Infrastructure
- Excerpt from Shale Industry Moves:
E&P – Overview for Ohio...more
As the U.S.'s international trade in energy grows, so too has interest in the process for securing a federally required approval known as a Presidential Permit.
The construction, operation, and maintenance of...more
The Middle East and North Africa region is on the cusp of a new energy revolution. US$50 billion has been set aside for investment in solar power projects by 2020, as MENA governments seek to maximise the long term value of...more
Renewable Energy Focus: U.S. solar consolidation seen before tax credit expires: Huffington Post - Nov 21:
The controversial government program that funded failed solar company Solyndra, and became a lighting rod in...more
Renewable Energy Focus; Panasonic to build 26 megawatts in Kern County, California: Bloomberg - Dec 2:
The 280-megawatt Mojave solar farm, owned by Abengoa SA’s energy holding company, has begun generating power for...more
The capability of the U.S. to enter the global energy market as a net natural gas exporter has been the subject of much discussion, given the number of years that applications seeking approval to export liquefied natural gas...more
AIM-listed Cluff Natural Resources has announced plans to build the first plant in Britain that would use a controversial process to extract gas from "stranded" deep sea coal seams. The plans were announced following an...more
The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced plans to auction more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts for commercial wind energy development.
On January 29, 2015, the Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy...more
There are numerous other examples of religious institutions which have made green energy part of their mission. Utility companies across the U.S. are embracing solar energy. Savvy investors like Warren Buffet see the...more
On 25 November 2014, the UK government published its response to its further consultation on changes to financial support for solar PV projects which opened on 2 October 2014 and closed on 24 October 2014. The response...more
Today is a grab-bag of topics, a pastiche if your college tuition was higher than mine.
When Will the Fat Lady Sing?
El Paso Marketing, LP v. Wolf Hollow I, L.P., involving a gas plant Supply Agreement,...more
Electric power in North America is a massive industry, and making long-term investment decisions in that industry— typically called resource planning—is critically important. The many uncertainties in the electric power...more
In This Issue:
- Energy and Climate Debate
- Department of Energy
- Department of Transportation
- Department of Treasury
- Environmental Protection Agency
Attorneys in Beveridge & Diamond’s San Francisco office recently helped the largest developer of greenhouse gas (GHG) offset credits in the U.S., Environmental Credit Corp. (ECC), secure a favorable determination from the...more
Some industry participants and observers are confused about what the investment tax credit (ITC) rules for solar will be on January 1, 2017. In an effort to provide some clarity to this issue, below are frequently asked...more
Representative Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) continue to fall over themselves to see who can be more supportive of legislation forcing President Obama to approve construction of the Keystone Pipeline....more
In This Issue:
- Administrative Items
- Electric Items
- Gas Items
- Hydro Items
- Excerpt from Hydro Items:
H-1: Hydraco Power, Inc. and Warren David Long (Docket No. P-12588-010) -
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