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The Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota is advocating strongly for two bills in the state that if passed would result in a two-year, $5 million production incentive for producers, and a capital loan equipment program. ...more
On February 24, 2015, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced $5.2 million in funding that would go to the design and construction of a pilot scale biofuel production facility in Perth. ...more
Could publicly offered solar bonds play a significant role in financing solar photovoltaic projects?
Solar energy company SolarCity Corporation appears to think so, as this morning it filed a registration statement...more
On September 3, 2014, POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg, Iowa, celebrated its grand opening. This will be the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock, using biochemical...more
In our post on August 19, “Yieldcos – The New “Promised Land” of the Renewable Energy Space?”, we explored the Yieldco structure and why some renewable energy companies are considering them. We will now turn our attention to...more
The year 2014 is on track to be the most active IPO market in the United States since 2000, with the mid-year total number of IPOs topping last year’s mid-year total by more than 60%. There were 222 US IPOs in 2013, with a...more
The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) is now offering approximately $12.5 million in funding for advanced energy projects and for businesses interested in locating or expanding their alternative energy...more
On July 14, 2014, EPA announced recipients of funding to develop and commercialize innovative, sustainable technologies to address current environmental issues. Among the recipients were the following companies pursuing...more
Dino Barajas, a partner with Akin Gump who is spearheading renewable energy development in Latin America for the firm discusses some of the intricacies of funding PV projects in the region....more
The IRS has opened the door a crack for real estate investment trusts (REITs) to be the lessors of wind projects.
To qualify as a REIT, a corporation must satisfy a series of complicated tests that require the...more
The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently issued proposed regulations that may facilitate using real estate investment trusts (REITs) as vehicles for financing certain renewable energy...more
Over the last month, the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced the first in a series of 24 funding opportunities to support innovative energy technologies and solutions that will be released throughout 2014. Grants...more
On February 5, the newly created New York State Green Bank issued its first request for proposals for clean energy projects in the state looking to access the Green Bank’s range of credit facilities. ...more
New York just recently opened the New York Green Bank (“NY Green Bank”), the largest of its kind in the nation. The NY Green Bank is a division of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and will have an...more
In August of 2010, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act to “spur economic growth in the Garden State through the development of renewable energy resources and the creation of...more
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The future of solar energy in the US appears uncertain. With investment tax credits set to expire in 2016 the solar industry may lose...more
Capping weeks of intense negotiations between the Obama Administration and Congressional leaders to avert the fiscal cliff, the House of Representatives late on the night of Jan. 1 passed HR 8, the American Taxpayer Relief...more
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