Geothermal Energy

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Solar, geothermal led new US capacity in January 2014

Solar and geothermal resources led the new utility-scale electric generating capacity installed in the U.S. in January 2014, according to a report by the staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In all, the report...more

Renewable Energy Update -- March 4, 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - With $6.5 billion loan, nuclear energy gets new life in U.S. -- SustainableBusiness.com - Feb 24: Although Republicans lambasted Department of Energy (DOE) programs that support renewable energy...more

Challenge Against DOGGR Can't Stand Under SB 4: Alameda County Judge Throws Out Environmental Suit

Environmental groups will have to wait to challenge hydraulic fracturing activities in the state of California until the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (“DOGGR”) issues its permanent regulations in 2015. ...more

On The Horizon — Renewable Energy In Asia: India

1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in India? India’s power generation sector has been dominated by conventional energy. As per data released by the Central Electricity Authority...more

Renewable Energy Update -- December 3, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - Renewable energy to the rescue for California's Salton Sea: SustainableBusiness.com - Nov 27 - Geothermal energy is coming to the rescue of California's Salton Sea while also giving a huge boost...more

Polsinelli Podcast - Hot Energy Trends in 2014 by Polsinelli  [Video]

Whether you are operating a coal mine or looking to invest in Wind Energy, the utility and energy industries are always evolving. Polsinelli's Energy law practice is one of the leading practices of its kind in the Midwest....more

Renewable Energy Update -- November 22, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus: $6 million for electric vehicle infrastructure in California -- Green Car Congress - Nov 13: The California Energy Commission has issued a $6 million competitive grant solicitation to fund the...more

Renewable Energy Update -- October 18, 2013.

Renewable Energy Focus -- 3 models that could help utilities make money from solar power - Green Tech Solar News - Sep 30: Much like tech companies of the 1990s, utilities face an “unavoidable shift” and don’t have any...more

Renewable Energy Update -- October 14, 2013.

Renewable Energy Focus -- Movin' and shakin': geothermal projects face a rocky road: Renewable Energy World - Sep 30 - Geothermal energy, one of the "forgotten renewables," powers 4,419 megawatts, or just more than 1...more

IRS Clarifies Guidance on Beginning Construction of a Qualified Energy Facility for Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax...

A qualified facility is eligible to receive a renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC) or an energy investment tax credit (ITC) in lieu of the PTC if construction of the facility begins before January 1, 2014....more

IRS Releases New Guidance on Beginning of Construction - 23 September 2013

Production tax credits ("PTCs") are available for wind, biomass, geothermal, landfill gas, trash, hydropower, and marine and hydrokinetic facilities, if construction of the facility begins before January 1, 2014....more

Renewable Energy Update - August 14, 2013

The wind industry gets its groove back GreenTech Media Headlines - Aug 7 Money is flowing back into wind after a first quarter hiatus stemming from policy uncertainty. The $210 million in venture capital investments...more

Renewable Energy Update -- August 1, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - Renewables outpace coal, oil, and nuclear energy in U.S.: REVE Wind News - Jul 20 -- Renewable energy sources, including wind energy, solar power, biomass, hydro, and geothermal energy,...more

Renewable Energy Update -- July 24, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - Finally there's evidence that we're embracing energy innovation -- Earth2Tech Blog - Jul 25: Two recent energy policy moves are evidence that policymakers are finally starting to figure out the...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - July 18, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus - Pumping water underground could trigger major earthquake, say scientists: The Guardian - Jul 12 - Pumping water underground at geothermal power plants can lead to dangerous earthquakes...more

Renewable Energy Update -- July 11, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - Why aren't there more solar plants in the desert? -- The Huffington Post - Business - Jul 2: The vast and glittering Ivanpah solar facility in California will soon start sending electrons to...more

Renewable Energy Update -- June 13, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - DOE issues geothermal project development roadmap: Electric Power and Light News - Jun 6 -- The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) issued a geothermal energy regulatory roadmap to help developers...more

Renewable Energy Update -- May 29, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - U.S. new solar installations may only reach 3.5GW in 2013: Digi TImes Solar News - May 23 The U.S. has rich natural resources, and states in the southwest region have sufficient sunshine with...more

Energy And Environment Update -- May 20, 2013

In This Issue: Energy & Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection...more

Renewable Energy Update -- May 7, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - Providing a level playing field for renewables - PV-Magazine - Apr 26: U.S. Senators have decided to level the playing field for renewable energy sources by providing investors in renewable...more

Delaware Court Dismisses Securities Fraud Action Against Power Plant Executives

The US District Court for the District of Delaware dismissed a class action for securities fraud against former officers and directors of a geothermal energy company, in which the plaintiffs alleged that the defendants had...more

Renewable Energy Update -- March 19, 2013

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - DOE Issues Guidebook For Large-Scale Renewable Energy Development At Federal Facilities; Nuclear Industry Withers in U.S. as Wind Pummels Prices; O'Malley wins three-year battle...more

State Department Announce $6 Billion for Geothermal in Southeast Asia

As you may have read in last week’s Energy & Environment Newsletter, the State Department has announced a new $6 billion initiative to promote and finance the development of 12 GW of geothermal resources in Indonesia. The...more

Renewable Energy Update -- March 5, 2013

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - US announces $27 million in solar funding; U.S. looks to offer competitive offshore wind leases; GEA releases 2013 U.S. Geothermal Industry Update; Ralls allowed to seek...more

Renewable Energy Update -- February 26, 2013

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - Wind, solar, biomass provide all new US electrical generating capacity in January 2013; Hard session ahead for renewable energy advocates in Texas; Xcel wants to give developers...more

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