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Updates to Energy Related Bills in the 2017-2018

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Stoel Rives’ Energy Team has been monitoring and providing summaries of key energy-related bills introduced by California legislators since the beginning of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Legislators have been busy moving...more

The New Administration’s Efforts to Deconstruct the Obama Climate Initiatives

by Sullivan & Worcester on

President Trump is spearheading a government-wide roll back of Obama Era climate initiatives. The president and his EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, have delivered a one-two punch. They both have denied the impact of human...more

Updates to Energy Related Bills in the 2017-2018 California Legislative Session

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Stoel Rives’ Energy Team has been monitoring and providing summaries of key energy-related bills introduced by California legislators since the beginning of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. June 2, 2017 was the deadline by...more

California Agencies Hold En Banc on Retail and Customer Electricity Choice

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On May 19, 2017, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) held a joint en banc on customer and retail choice in California. In attendance were CPUC Commissioners Guzman...more

Maryland Takes Key Step for Offshore Wind

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On May 11, the Maryland Public Services Commission (PSC) issued $1.9 billion in Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits (ORECs) to two prospective offshore wind developers, effectively ensuring a market for any electricity...more

Status of Distributed Generation in Maryland and the District of Columbia

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Over the last several years, significant strides have been made to advance the development and implementation of distributed energy generation resources in the mid-Atlantic region. So much so that we thought it worthwhile to...more

Maine PUC releases 2015 renewable report

by PretiFlaherty on

Maine energy regulators have released a report on the state's electricity renewable portfolio standard, presenting data from 2015. The Maine Public Utilities Commission's Annual Report on New Renewable Resource Portfolio...more

Updates to Energy Related Bills in the 2017-2018 California Legislative Session

by Stoel Rives LLP on

In our first post, the Stoel Rives’ Energy Team provided a summary of energy related bills introduced by California legislators during the first half of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Provided below is a summary of...more

California Lawmakers Introduce Clean Peak Standard Legislation

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Two new bills, similar in concept but differing in approach, seek to align renewable energy output with peak electricity demand. Currently, the California Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires investor-owned utilities...more

Likely and Potential Impacts of Yesterday’s Energy Independence Executive Order

by Stoel Rives LLP on

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, President Trump’s Energy Independence Executive Order (the “Order”) has now been posted on the White House website, a summary of which can be found here. Over the last week, many pundits...more

Going All the Way: California Bill Calls for 100% Renewable

by Morgan Lewis on

Legislation would require that 100% of California’s electricity be generated from renewable sources by 2045—with an interim goal of 50% generation by the end of 2025....more

California Energy Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session

by Stoel Rives LLP on

February 17, 2017 marked the deadline by which legislators had to introduce bills for the first half of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. The Stoel Rives’ Energy Team has been and will continue to monitor bills throughout...more

Massachusetts Announces New Solar Energy Incentive Program Proposal and Deadline Extension Procedures for Existing Program

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has announced its final proposal for the successor incentive program—named the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART)—to the successful Renewable Portfolio...more

California’s New Climate Change Laws Tighten Limits on GHG, Increase Legislative Oversight of CARB

by Perkins Coie on

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law last week two controversial anti-climate change bills that will tighten greenhouse gas (GHG) limits by 40% and increase legislative supervision of the California Air Resources...more

SDG&E Seeks Projects for Community Renewables Program

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On August 31, 2016, SDG&E will issue one ECR Request for Offers (“RFO”), seeking contracts with facilities that produce Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)-eligible energy for the purpose of implementing its ECR program. In...more

New Jersey's Proposed Renewable Portfolio Standard - Ambitious, but Uncertain

by Sullivan & Worcester on

New Jersey is poised to become a national leader in renewable energy by virtue of pending legislation that would substantially decrease the Garden State’s greenhouse-gas emissions through an ambitious Renewable Energy...more

CPUC Implementation of the Renewables Portfolio Standard Beyond 2020 Begins

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The California Public Utilities Commission is revving itself up to take on the task of putting together a whole new set of procurement requirements to implement the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS)-related provisions of...more

Maine renewable energy report released

by PretiFlaherty on

The Maine Public Utilities Commission has issued its latest annual report on Maine's use of renewable electricity, covering the 2014 calendar year. The report shows the impact of Maine's renewable portfolio standard, a state...more

Energy Sector Alert Series: Hot Topics in California

by WilmerHale on

Important energy issues continue to arise at the intersection of law and policy in California. Here are eight hot topics that require the attention of entities with interests in California's energy sector....more

CPUC’s NEM 2.0 Decision: A Win for Distributed Solar?

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The decision may be a temporary victory for the Distributed Solar Industry as legal challenges and further CPUC proceedings loom. In one of the most anticipated decisions in recent memory, the California Public Utilities...more

Oregon legislators pass historic renewable energy bill, with 50% RPS and coal-fired electricity phaseout

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Oregon legislators passed Senate Bill (SB) 1547 into law yesterday, creating aggressive timetables for eliminating coal-fired electricity from the State and setting a 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by 2040. A diverse...more

Renewable Energy Case Law Update

by Jackson Walker on

This case law update describes a selection of renewable energy cases from 2015. It is not intended to address all renewable energy cases over the previous year, but rather, highlight a few that are more likely to be of...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 2016 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - Utilities push a solar pricing proposal they say is fairer for non-solar users - Los Angeles Times - Jan 20 - Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric and Pacific Gas &...more

U.S. Utility Scale Solar Power Projects Projected to Increase

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

A recent study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (“Berkeley”) reports that the solar energy generation system will continue to grow over the next few years with “significant expansion . . . both in terms of volume...more

California Expands Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law SB 350, a landmark bill designed to promote greater implementation of renewable energy technologies over the next fifteen years. The new law will: (1) increase the state’s...more

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