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Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Breaking up the Patent Monopoly for the Benefit of Batteries

The patent monopoly is at odds with the global need for battery storage technology. As the world mobilizes towards climate change solutions, companies with battery patents will face increasing pressure to share this critical...more

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

NJ Board of Public Utilities Prepares for Second Year of Community Solar Program

In order to achieve New Jersey’s ambitious goal of generating all of the State’s electricity from clean energy sources by 2050, and to ensure that low and moderate income (LMI) residents can realize the benefits of renewable...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Clean Energy IPOs And SPAC Combinations: Historical Trends And Future Possibilities

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While the market witnessed a flurry of renewable energy and clean tech IPOs from 2010-2015, they have become much rarer in recent years despite markedly improved market fundamentals. In this article, we highlight current...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Japan Renewable Alert 48

I. The Details of the Nullification System and the Amendments to the Operational Practices (Stricter Policy on Detached-Site Projects) - 1. Current Status of the Nullification System - As we reported in our Japan...more

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The Energy and Environmental Policy Statements Set Forth in the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Paper

As one would expect, the 110-page document released by the Biden campaign of policy recommendations reached by its joint task forces with supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders includes a number of energy and environmental policy...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Surprise! President Trump Nominates Democrat and Republican to FERC

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On July 27, 2020, President Trump nominated two candidates to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), securing a Republican majority on the Commission through June 2021 while also ensuring a continued quorum....more

Cozen O'Connor

U.S. Offshore Wind Keeps Spinning in July — Legislative Update

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While offshore wind has been on the radar for many years in the United States, there has been a palpable surge in the momentum behind the industry over the past several months....more

McDermott Will & Emery

New York Announces One of the World's Largest Procurements for Offshore Wind and Onshore Renewable Energy Projects

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On July 21, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the largest combined clean energy solicitation ever issued in the United States, seeking up to 4 GW of renewable capacity. This capacity is broken up into 2500 MW of...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Offshore Wind Overview: Economic Growth Opportunity and Environmental, Permitting and Financing Challenges

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Few industries have the growth potential to match that of the offshore wind industry. A March 2020 report by the American Wind Energy Association found that by 2030, the US offshore wind industry is expected to account...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

Massachusetts Attorney General Strikes Down First Municipal Fossil Fuel Ban

Just over a year ago, the city of Berkeley, California, became the first City in the United States to ban natural gas hookups in new buildings. The trend of municipalities enacting fossil fuel bans, driven by a desire to...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Shining A Light On Renewables: What Investors Should Know As The Industry Continues To Ascend

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For anyone tracking the future of energy, 2020 is expected to bring a major milestone: Renewables are poised to generate more electricity in the U.S. than coal for the first time over the course of a full year according to...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Energy and Cleantech Counsel

Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Investigates Advanced Metering and Time-Varying Rates for Customers with Electric...

On July 2, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities launched an “Investigation into the Modernization of the Electric Grid – Phase Two.”  In this investigation, the DPU will look again at deploying advanced...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Generational Reform of the National Environmental Policy Act Has Weighty Implications for the Nuclear Industry

On July 15, 2020, the White House Council on Environmental Quality implemented sweeping amendments to modernize and streamline NEPA environmental reviews. These amendments stand to have a trickle-down effect on the nuclear...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

[Webinar] Unplugged Renewable Energy Series - PG&E Bankruptcy: Lessons Learned and a Path Forward - August 4th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm...

The California power giant, PG&E, has emerged from the country’s largest utility bankruptcy proceeding as a dramatically different company. Not only has PG&E exited Chapter 11, it has completed a restructuring that will have...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Energy and Cleantech Counsel

D.C. Circuit Decision Upholds Access to Wholesale Markets for Energy Storage Resources, but Will More Litigation Follow?

On July 10, 2020, the D.C. Circuit upheld FERC Order 841, the landmark order requiring wholesale markets to allow participation by energy storage resources.  Challengers had contended that by prohibiting states from barring...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Biden Unveils Proposed Sustainable Infrastructure and Clean Energy Plan

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden released his new Sustainable Infrastructure and Clean Energy Plan on July 14, 2020, which expands upon earlier campaign proposals to achieve economy-wide net-zero...more

Mintz - Energy & Sustainability Viewpoints

Democrats Lay Groundwork for Infrastructure & Clean Energy Ahead of General Election

As the days countdown until the November 3 General Election and, while we are making no predictions on the outcome, we are beginning to have a clear sense of how Democrats might govern on clean energy if they were to hit the...more

Dechert LLP

Growing Importance of Environmental, Social and Governance Provisions in Trade Agreements

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Environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) issues have always played a role in trade agreement negotiations. Now, climate change initiatives as well as racial and ethnic diversity movements such as the Black Lives Matter...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Energy and Cleantech Counsel

New Smart Program Final Regulations

On July 14, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (“DOER”) filed the final version of the emergency regulations for the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (“SMART”) Program DOER filed in April 2020. Foley...more

Williams Mullen

Virginia Regional Carbon Trading: Ready, Set, Join RGGI!

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The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a cooperative effort among 10 northeastern states to cap and reduce CO2 emissions from fossil-fueled power plants. A bill passed in the 2020 Virginia General Assembly Session...more

Allen Matkins

Renewable Energy Update - July 2020 #2

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Court upholds FERC regulation boosting energy storage - Bullet The Hill – July 10 - A federal appeals court this Friday upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Order 841, which directs regional grid...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

House Report on Climate Change Policy Proposes Wide-Reaching Grid and Market Overhauls to Pursue Cleaner Electricity Sector

The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released its Majority Staff Report on June 30, 2020, outlining an ambitious plan to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions throughout the economy by 2050. The proposed...more

Gray Reed

What’s New in the Fracking Fracas

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There is “new news” and there is the same-old-same-old. Today is mostly the latter but it seems more “out there” than in it used to be....more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

House Select Committee On Climate Crisis Publishes Report On Action Plan For A Clean Energy Economy

This June, the House Select Committee on Climate Crisis released a report titled “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America.” Providing a...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

House Democrats Unveil Proposal to Frame Climate Legislation in 2021

- Democrats in the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis have released a Climate Crisis Action Plan that aims to achieve net-zero emissions throughout the United States by 2050 and “net-negative” emissions by 2100,...more

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