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Deep Water Offshore Floating Wind Turbines Showcased

On August 15 Detroit-based Charles Nordstrom, P.E. of Glosten Associates Inc. (naval architects and marine engineers out of Seattle) presented the latest design and deployment plans for the Pelastar floating wind turbine...more

Energy And Environment Update -- June 10, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department Of Agriculture; Department of Commerce; Department of Defense; Department Of Energy; Department Of Interior; Department Of Treasury;...more

Energy And Environment Update -- April 1, 2013

In This Issue: Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Interior Department; Department of Homeland Security; Department of State; Department of Treasury; Government...more

Renewable Energy Update -- February 12, 2013

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - DOE, Treasury release $150M In unused Section 48C Clean Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits; Obama picks REI chief Jewell to head Interior Department; US emissions fall to lowest...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- February 2013

In the February edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- January 2013

In the January edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention...more

The Fiscal Cliff Deal’s Impact on Clean Energy - Contains key tax provisions for renewable energy but funding for USDA energy...

Capping weeks of intense negotiations between the Obama Administration and Congressional leaders to avert the fiscal cliff, the House of Representatives late on the night of Jan. 1 passed HR 8, the American Taxpayer Relief...more

Wind Power and Biofuel Production Tax Credits Survive Fiscal Cliff

Introduction - On January 1, 2013, amid much contentious debate, Congress enacted the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) (the “Relief Act”). Although the Relief Act does not comprehensively address U.S....more

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012: Extends Production Tax Credit for Wind and Many Other Cleantech Tax Incentives

On January 1, 2013, the Senate and the House of Representatives passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”), averting the so-called “fiscal cliff.” The legislation, which was signed by President Obama, extends...more

Can Wind Energy Serve As Baseload Power? The First Circuit Agrees with the NRC That, For Now, The Answer Is “Not Yet.”

In an interesting decision issued last Friday, the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Beyond Nuclear v. NextEra Energy Seabrook, affirmed the decision by the NRC rejecting a challenge to Seabrook’s relicensing posed...more

IRS Revokes Ruling Finding Facility-Specific Power Purchase Agreements Are Part of the Facility

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently revoked Private Letter Ruling (PLR) 201214007, which found that facility-specific power purchase agreements (PPAs) are considered part of the underlying wind energy facilities and,...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- December 2012

In the December edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention...more

Coming (Sort of) Soon To An Ocean Near You: 4 Gigawatts of Wind Power

As a follow-up to my post earlier this month on BOEM’s release of the Environmental Assessment for the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area, I just thought that I would note that, according to Daily Environment Report, Maureen...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- October 2012

In the October edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- September 2012

In the September edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- August 2012

In the August edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention to...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- July 2012, VOL. II

In this edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention to the...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News

In the July edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention to...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections -- April 2012

In This Edition: In the News: United States; In the News: Europe and Asia; Government Financial Assistance; Privately Sourced Financial Grants; Federal and State Happenings; Legal News; and Events. In the April...more

Wind Power – Summary of Prime Minister Decision No. 37/2011/QD-TTg

On 29 June 2011, the Prime Minister issued Decision No. 37/2011/QD-TTg providing the development support mechanism for wind power projects in Vietnam (“Decision No. 37”). Decision No. 37 will come into effect as of 20 August...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections -- March 2012

In the March edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of new developments in the world of clean energy. We draw your...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections

In the February edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of new developments in the world of clean energy. We draw your...more

Wind Power Integration Into the European Electricity Markets - implications for market arrangements

This article looks at the challenges currently associated with wind generation in the context of market arrangements of the EU electricity market, and will point to some of the solutions available. It will conclude that...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections -- January 2012

In the January edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections - June 2011

In the June edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention to...more

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