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 Hong Kong?
Growing Energy Consumption and Lack of Indigenous Energy Resources -
Hong Kong has a population of about 7 million and is...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 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 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
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
In October 2013, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 327 that may significantly change the economics of roof-top solar and similar renewable energy projects for public agencies, businesses and homeowners. In part,...more
Some common themes regarding the current state of the US solar market emerged this week at the Solar Power Generation Congress 2014 in San Diego, where I chaired and moderated the keynote session and the debt finance....more
Many California school districts and community college districts are gearing up to perform, or are in the process of performing, energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy projects with funds derived from Proposition...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Taiwan?
Taiwan relies on imports for more than 99 percent of its energy, which leaves the island’s energy supply vulnerable to external...more
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) earlier this year released its proposal for the Commonwealth’s next solar energy incentive program, the Solar Carve-Out II program (SREC II). The program will increase...more
Last year, Governor Patrick announced a goal of 1.6GW of solar electricity in Massachusetts by 2020; a goal that requires more than 1.2GW of new solar in the next six years. The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources...more
Energy technology companies have gained significant traction with end users, investors, and regulators over the last several years. Given the strong showing in the capital markets so far in 2014 and the fact that last year...more
On Dec. 18, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., released a discussion draft of legislation that aims to reform U.S. energy tax incentives. The proposed energy tax incentives are a simpler set of incentives...more
The world has recently witnessed some of the most catastrophic natural events in human history — extreme hurricanes, severe droughts, and unexpected hailstorms, among others — causing economic and social disruption. The...more
Despite Mexico’s potential oil boom in the light of its latest energy reforms and the newly approved Hydrocarbons Transboundary Agreement with the U.S., the country remains invested in its alternative energy resources....more
On June 5, 2014, CBS news program 60 Minutes aired a segment featuring correspondent Lesley Stahl, titled “The Cleantech Crash.” The news program asserted that “despite billions invested by the U.S. government in so-called...more
Renewable Energy Focus - Catching rays in California, and storing them - New York Times - Dec 23:
Solar power is growing so fast in California — with installations by customers increasing tenfold since 2006 — that it is...more
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) released a proposal on December 18 that would streamline energy tax incentives to make them more predictable and technology-neutral. The proposal consolidates several...more
Today Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) released a staff discussion draft that proposes significant changes to the current tax regime for clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. This draft is one in...more
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