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Clean Energy Patent Growth Index – 2013 Year in Review

The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) has released its 2013 Year in Review report. The report, tracking green patent trends by sector, provides some interesting insight on the status of Energy Technology investing....more

CAISO Announces New Stakeholder Process to Address Reliability, Including Possible Market-Based Capacity Backstop; First Meeting...

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has announced that it is starting a new “Reliability Services” stakeholder process. In a January 14, 2014, Market Notice the CAISO said that the new stakeholder process...more

SREC II – Proposed Changes to MA DOER Regulations

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) recently issued draft regulations for the second phase of its solar renewable energy certificate program, known as “SREC II”. The aim of the SREC II program is to...more

Italy: Changes to Minimum Guaranteed Electricity Sales Price for Renewable Energy Plants

On 13 December 2013, the Italian Government approved the Destinazione Italia Decree (the Decree), which, amongst other things amends the regulatory framework applicable to renewable energy source plants (RES plants)....more

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Update: Procurement

BACKGROUND - Tokyo will host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad from 25 July – 9 August 2020, and the Paralympic Games from 25 August – 6 September 2020. According to Jacques Rogge, former President of the...more

Wind Power Opportunities in Mexico

With recent developments in the region, the wind is certainly blowing in favour of wind power projects in Mexico. The country’s wind power market has seen remarkable growth; expanding from virtually nothing in 1994, Mexico is...more

A new test for the Pacto por México: energy reform – key points for energy companies

President Enrique Peña Nieto has submitted a sweeping Energy Reform Bill (ERB) to Mexico’s Congress. In his recent State of the Union Address, President Peña Nieto confirmed his commitment to move forward decisively with...more

Renewable Energy Update -- August 30, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - FERC Chair Jon Wellinghoff: solar 'is going to overtake everything' -- Green Tech Solar News - Aug 22: If anybody doubts that federal energy regulators are aware of the rapidly changing...more

Renewable Energy Update - August 22, 2013

Department of Energy commits to unleashing delayed efficiency standards GreenTech Efficiency News - Aug 12 A coalition of ten states and the City of New York just announced that the Department of Energy has...more

Department of Energy Advanced Fossil Energy Loan Guarantee Program Alert

On July 2, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO) issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation for innovative and advanced fossil energy projects and facilities. The DOE LPO draft solicitation is...more

TDEC Grant Program Encourages Green Projects For Municipalities

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is once again partnering with the Tennessee Stormwater Association, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Transportation to offer grants to...more

California Bill Aims To Promote Green Energy Investment Scams

“Today I’d like to tell you a little bit about the color green . . .” Green energy is popular. That popularity makes not just likely, but inevitable that promoters will use the cachet of green energy to attract and...more

A Construction Lawyer’s Advice: Be Proactive, Embrace Change

As chairman of the Construction Law Practice Group at Bernstein Shur in Portland, Michael Bosse leads a team of five lawyers specializing in issues that affect construction companies. Contractors, subcontractors, suppliers,...more

Green Building Newsletter -- February 6, 2013

In This Issue: Green Building Focus - California adopts new building standards; Brookfield's LEED Gold Manhattan West development; What can we learn from D.C.'s green building law?; The EPA's Greening America's Capitals...more

International Investment Treaties as a Possible Shield Against Government Cutbacks in Subsidies for the Green Energy Sector

A number of governments around the world have recently curtailed their incentive schemes for green energy producers. These measures have often led to disruption of the basic economic assumptions of many ongoing or newly...more

Episode 87 – East Bay Green Corridor Advances the Green Energy Economy

In Episode 87 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on December 15, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Carla Din, director of...more

COP18 - Doha 2012: Day 12 & 13 of the Conference

Introduction - The plenary sessions of the AWG-LCA and AWG-DP finally closed in the late afternoon of Friday 7 December 2012, leaving many issues to be put to the COP for resolution. With the COP meeting only opening for...more

So What's The Big Idea?

The discovery and development of economically efficient means to extract shale oil and gas, “fracking,” is undermining efforts to reduce the use of hydrocarbons because alternative energy production, especially through solar...more

Renewable Energy Update -- December 6, 2012

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - Efforts to Repeal State Renewable Energy Standards Continue; US modernizes Native Indian land regulations for renewables development; Senate gives green light to Pentagon green...more

Doing Business in Canada: Renewable Energy

Having reviewed Canada’s renewable energy policies and assessed its price stability, investors, developers and manufacturers from around the world are choosing to enter the Canadian renewable energy market. The process of...more

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