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Renewable Energy Update - June 2017 #3

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Renewable Energy Focus - Can California really hit a 100% renewable energy target? - San Diego Union-Tribune - Jun 9 - California takes pride in its clean energy credentials, but the state may be poised to take...more

Renewable Energy Update - April 2017 #3

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Renewable Energy Focus - Perry orders Energy Department study of electric grid - The Hill - Apr 17 - Energy Secretary Rick Perry has ordered a departmental review of the electricity grid, targeting federal...more

Generator Receives Another Shot at Obtaining CAISO Congestion Revenue Rights

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On April 4, 2017 (NextEra Desert Center Blythe, LLC v. FERC, Case No. 16-1003 (“NextEra”)), the DC Circuit issued a decision remanding back to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) orders denying NextEra Desert...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - April 2017

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Environmental and Policy Focus - Appeals court upholds California’s cap-and-trade system - Sacramento Bee - Apr 6 - A state appeals court handed a major victory to California’s signature climate-change program on...more

Renewable Energy Update - March 2017 #2

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Renewable Energy Focus - U.S. solar market has record-breaking year - Greentech Media - Mar 9 - The U.S. solar market had its biggest year ever in 2016, nearly doubling its previous record and adding more...more

Post-Aliso Canyon gas storage report

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A task force has released its report on the safety of underground natural gas storage, following the Aliso Canyon leak in California. The Interagency Task Force on Natural Gas Storage Safety was formed by Congress and the...more

Southern California Edison to bring 125 MW of clean energy resources to Orange County

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Around the country clean energy resources, energy efficiency and demand response are quickly being adopted alongside more traditional resources. Southern California Edison (“SCE”) recently contracted for an assortment of...more

Renewable Energy Update - September 2016 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - Solar, wind developers: U.S. desert plan hurts renewable energy - Reuters - Sep 14 - On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Interior unveiled the first phase of the Desert Renewable...more

Renewable Energy Update - June 2016 #2

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Renewable Energy Focus - Apple plans to sell excess rooftop solar energy from headquarters - Renewable Energy World - Jun 10 - Apple Inc. plans to sell excess electricity generated by solar panels on the roof...more

Emergency Energy Storage Solicitation

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The California Public Utilities Commission issues an unprecedented Resolution that will test the nascent energy storage industry. On May 26, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued Resolution E-4791 (the...more

Renewable Energy Update - April 2016 #4

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Renewable Energy Focus - Renewable portfolio standards drive 60% of U.S. clean energy boom - Greentech Media - Apr 15 - The renewable portfolio standards that many states have enacted are responsible for 60...more

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

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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

Recent Decisions Applying the Covalt and Hartwell Test

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Two California Courts of Appeal recently reviewed decisions involving the California Public Utilities Commission in a pair of cases that build on the principles established by the California Supreme Court in Covalt and...more

California Public Utilities Commission Approves Successor Net Energy Metering Tariff

On January 28, 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) adopted a decision (Decision) by a vote of 3-2 approving a new tariff structure for future Net Energy Metering (NEM) customers (NEM...more

California CPUC Votes to Retain Net Metering, With Modifications

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The California Public Utilities Commission yesterday adopted – by a 3-2 vote – a proposed decision revising the net energy metering (NEM) tariff for customers of the state’s three largest utilities who install renewable...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 2016 #3

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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

FERC Applies "Seven Factor Test" to Exclude Local Distribution Facilities from NERC's Purview - Nearly 2,500 Miles of Southern...

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On December 31, 2015, FERC issued an order addressing the merits of an application filed on April 16, 2015 by Southern California Edison (SCE) to establish that certain of its 115 kV facilities are classified and used in...more

November 19, 2015 FERC Meeting – Energy Storage Panel

On November 19, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) hosted an Energy Storage Panel discussion as part of its regular monthly Commission Meeting (Docket No. AD16-12-000). The Commission...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - November 2015

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Environmental and Policy Focus - Senate votes to block EPA’s clean water rule: The Hill - Nov 4:: The U.S. Senate approved a bill Wednesday to block the Obama administration’s new regulation defining federal authority...more

Policy and Legal Implications of Implementing Renewable Energy at Scale: Renewables Intermittent Power Generation (Part 6 of 6)

Tom Burton, Chair of Mintz Levin’s Energy Technology Practice, has published a weekly installment providing insight into the challenges and possible solutions that, if implemented, promise a bright future as clean energy...more

California Expands Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030

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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

Policy and Legal Implications of Implementing Renewable Energy at Scale: To DG or Not to DG – That’s The Question (Part 5 of 6)

The Problem: To DG or Not to DG – That’s The Question: The rapid growth of distributed generation (DG) over the past two years is expected to continue: as of 2013, the U.S. installed one PV solar system every four...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - October 2015 #2

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Environmental and Policy Focus - Nationwide stay of EPA/Army Corps "Waters of the U.S." rule issued by Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals: Allen Matkins - Oct 9: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a nationwide...more

CPUC Set to Tackle Net Metering Debate with New Distributed Generation Tariff

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) could soon make big changes to how rooftop solar installations function in the state. Under Assembly Bill 327, enacted in 2013, the CPUC has until December 31, 2015 to...more

Renewable Energy Update - October 2015

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Renewable Energy Focus - Price of solar energy in the U.S. has fallen to 5¢/kWh on average: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Sep 30: Solar energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to a new report released...more

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