Polsinelli Podcast - Hot Energy Trends in 2014 by Polsinelli
1. What are the driving factors for increasing re newable energy production in Japan?
Japan is heavily dependent on imported energy. One of the driving factors in Japan for increasing renewable energy production is the...more
The developer of a proposed large wave energy project off the Oregon coast has surrendered a key federal permit for the project.
Ocean Power Technologies subsidiary Reedsport OPT Wave Park, LLC had proposed a 50...more
Today President Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2015, which begins October 1. The annual budget proposal signals administration priorities for the coming year. In that regard, this budget...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Indonesia?
Energy is a critical factor needed for the development of economic activity and national defense.
- Ensuring domestic...more
Secretary Jewell, of the Department of Interior, announced approval of two utility-scale solar projects located on the California-Nevada border. The Stateline Solar Project will be located in the Mojave Desert in San...more
This morning, Xcel Energy announced plans to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 150 MW of solar energy generation. Xcel included its RFP plans in a filing submitted to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission...more
What: The MLP Parity Act (the “Act”) is a bill currently before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance seeking to expand Section 7704(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (which defines “qualifying income” for publicly traded...more
Democratic legislators in Wisconsin plan to unveil a plan this week that would require investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, and rural electric cooperatives (“electric providers”) to increase their renewable...more
On February 20, 2014, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) issued a proposed rulemaking in connection with its implementation of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act of 2004 (AEPS Act). While the...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Hong Kong?
Growing Energy Consumption and Lack of Indigenous Energy Resources -
Hong Kong has a population of about 7 million and is...more
In an important decision for stakeholders in the Ontario renewable energy industry, the Divisional Court of Ontario overturned the July 2013 decision by the Environmental Review Tribunal (the ERT) in Ostrander Point. In its...more
Renewable Energy Focus - San Francisco announces 0-50-100 plan to fight climate change: SustainableBusiness.com - Feb 14 -
San Francisco says it is closing in on the goals of its 2004 Climate Action Plan, and the city...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in China?
Government mandates, dwindling fossil fuel reserves, the need to increase energy security, climate change, and the desire to create...more
After a full day of hearing arguments on Xcel’s proposed Community Solar Garden (CSG) program (see more on that here), the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission deliberated in public on the issue yesterday and made some...more
On January 15, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a stipulation and consent agreement between the FERC's Office of Enforcement (Enforcement), Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P. (Erie) and Brookfield...more
On 18 February 2014, the Australian Government announced the terms of reference for the review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme....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
Renewable Energy Focus - Department of Energy announces $30 million for novel and hybrid solar technologies: Solar Server News - Feb 6 --
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced $30 million in Advanced...more
In the February edition of Energy & Clean Technology Connections, we bring you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. For links to industry grant...more
On February 11, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order on ISO-New England Inc.’s (ISO-NE) proposed revisions to its Forward Capacity Market (FCM) Offer Review Trigger Price (ORTP) provisions for...more
The New York Green Bank has issued an RFP for developers, energy service companies, owner/operators and equipment manufacturers—as well as private-sector capital providers, including financial institutions or other...more
NSM Limitations Pose Danger to U.S. Solar Product Exports -
Today, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the United States has requested World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement consultations with...more
What may become the world's largest electricity generation project to rely on the power of ocean waves is moving forward in Australia, as Lockheed Martin has announced that it has signed a contract with Victorian Wave...more
The Washington Post in an editorial of January 20 described the extension of the production tax credit (PTC) for wind as “wasteful.” The Post’s editorial is available below.
However, The Post’s editorial board has...more
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