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Renewable Energy Update -- January, 9, 2014

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

Small Solar Generators to Find It Easier to Connect to the Grid

Yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unanimously approved a rule that would reduce existing hurdles for small solar generators attempting to connect to the electric grid, an especially helpful move in...more

Washington Energy Update - November 2013

In This Issue: - Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic Treaties: Opportunities and Challenges for LNG Exports - Suit Against Chinese Solar Firms Seeks Nearly US$1 Billion in Damages - Major Energy Bills Get Started in...more

Energy And Environment Update -- September 30, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Nuclear...more

Project Perspectives Summer 2013 Edition

In this issue: - Tax Indemnity Considerations for Developers Entering into Investment Tax Credit Transaction - FERC’s Office of Enforcement Takes Aim at the Financial Industry - Minding the Gap: Managing...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

Energy And Environment Update -- July 22, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Government...more

Renewable Energy Update -- June 4, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - Terra-Gen receives approval for wind farm in wake of condor decision -- LA Times - Science News - May 24: On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, with approval from the Fish and Wildlife...more

Energy And Environment Update -- February 17, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Government Accountability...more

Renewable Energy Update -- January 23, 2013

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - Los Angeles Utility Set To Launch 100MW Solar Feed-in Tariff Program; FERC Proposes Rule to Speed Up Solar Energy Grid Interconnection; Goldman Leading Renewable Offerings Says...more

FERC Adopts Policy on Allocating Capacity for New Transmission Projects and Proposes Simplified Interconnection Policy for Small...

In two significant transmission orders, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) adopted guidelines for allocating capacity on new merchant and participant-funded transmission projects and proposed reforms to...more

FERC Issues NOPR to Reduce Small Generator Grid Interconnection Time and Cost

On January 17, 2013, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that would revise the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP) and Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) in order to lessen...more

FERC Proposes Changes for Small Generator Interconnection Requests

Proposed rule aims to reduce the time and cost involved in processing solar facility and other small generator requests. On January 17, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued a Notice of...more

Energy And Environment Update -- December 23, 2012

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Nuclear...more

Renewable Energy Update -- December 10, 2012

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - California lawmakers make plans to spend $2.5 billion in new energy funds; DOE unveils new procurement policy for renewable energy development on tribal lands; California's sprint...more

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