Polsinelli Podcast - Hot Energy Trends in 2014 by Polsinelli
Recent announcements of key projects in the Dominican power sector and actions taken by the government signal that this sector is finally taking meaningful steps aimed at resolving the structural problems that affect it,...more
For the first time, the European Commission has decided on comprehensive rules for the assessment of State aid in the energy sector. The new text adopted on 9 April 2014 will create the framework for the ability of EU Member...more
In the April edition of Energy & Clean Technology Connections, we bring you the latest energy technology highlights, an update on energy-related initiatives and issues from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry...more
The Minnesota State Legislature is currently debating a bill that would ease the regulatory burden on independent power producers looking to export wind and solar energy generated in Minnesota....more
Hydrokinetic energy projects generate electricity from moving water, capturing the power embodied in tides, waves, and currents without the use of dams. Hydrokinetic energy resources are estimated to have a tremendous power...more
Renewable energy developers continue to have an excellent track record of defeating project challenges.
In December 2012, we summarized nearly 10 years of litigation against renewable energy projects. Between the...more
Renewable Energy Focus - California’s plan to replace San Onofre nuclear energy: green success or natural gas giveaway?: Green Tech Solar News - Mar 14 --
The California Public Utilities Commission’s long-range plan to...more
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently ruled to protect all existing solar, biogas and wind customers under their current net-energy metering (NEM) contracts for a 20-year grandfathering period. The...more
Congress is increasingly likely to complete the appropriations process this year, in part because committee leaders in both houses, led by Senate Appropriations Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and House Appropriations Chair Hal...more
The European Commission has opened an in-depth State aid investigation into a French scheme, under which energy intensive companies are exempted from renewable energy surcharges. The decision to open the formal investigation...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy...more
In This Issue:
- Anti-Money Laundering
- Electric Power/Renewables
- Excerpt from Banking:
On 5 December 2013 the Bank of Russia issued Instruction No. 147-I “On the Procedure for...more
In this edition:
- Oil and Gas Industry Discussion
- The False Claims Act: The Government’s Sword in Cash Grant Audits
- Is a 50 Percent Renewables Portfolio Standard in California’s Future?
Renewable Energy Focus - New DOE loan guarantee program: Green Tech Solar News - Feb 27:
The Department of Energy is targeting from $1.5 billion to as much as $4 billion for a new renewable energy project loan...more
In the first half of this decade, solar developers in the United States were largely focused on utility scale projects. “Mega-projects,” such as SunPower’s approximately 580 MW Solar Star projects, First Solar’s 550 MW Topaz...more
The Federal District Court in Washington, DC has issued a lengthy ruling that appeared to substantially clear the way for Cape Wind, a large proposed offshore wind farm on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound south of Cape Cod,...more
I recently attended the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation’s 7th Annual Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit. My colleague, Bob Hargreaves, participated on a Salton Sea panel and proposed development of...more
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) released a draft guideline last week outlining a proposed process to grant Assurances of Qualification to solar generation facilities seeking to participate in the Solar...more
Federal regulators have issued a pilot license for a proposed tidal energy project in Washington.
Yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a 10-year pilot license to Public Utility District No. 1 of...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Vietnam?
As with many other countries, an important factor in Vietnam driving the increased use of renewable energy is a heightened sense...more
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) recently published its final Large Renewables Procurement (LRP) recommendations to the Ministry of Energy. The report follows the OPA's interim recommendations published in August 2013 and...more
Will New Jersey regulators approve key support for an offshore wind project proposed off the Jersey shore?
Many coastal states and nations are placing new focus on energy projects designed to generate electricity from...more
Solar project developers and investors should mark their calendars for April 15, 2014, when Xcel Energy plans to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 150 MW of solar generation. ...more
Hydropower industry experts are gathering near Worcester, Massachusetts, this week for a conference on hydropower re-licensing. Organized by EUCI and hosted by Alden Research Laboratory, the March 18-19 Hydropower...more
“Greenfield” utility-scale renewable energy projects have generated both considerable praise and criticism. Government agencies and the public generally applaud efforts to generate renewable energy, while at the same time,...more
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