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Public-private partnerships key for gas infrastructure development in SADC region - Speaking [Nepad Business Foundation (NBF) Africa infrastructure programme manager Peter Varndell] at the Africa Gas Forum, in...more

The Arizona Corporation Commission’s Landmark Proposed Energy Modernization Plan

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On January 30, 2018, Commissioner Andy Tobin submitted an expansive Proposed Energy Modernization Plan in Arizona Corporation Commission, Docket No. E-00000Q-16-0289. This docket, the “Review, Modernization and Expansion of...more

Taiwan Offshore Wind Farm Projects: Guiding Investors through the Legal and Regulatory Framework

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The Taiwanese Government has set aggressive renewable energy targets, with a particular focus on the development of its offshore wind power capabilities. This exciting new market presents great opportunities for foreign...more

Bipartisan Budget Act Partially Reinstates Orphaned Energy Tax Credits

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892) (the “Act”) was enacted on February 9, 2018. The Act is a two-year budget agreement that includes a number of provisions extending lapsed renewable energy-related tax credits;...more

Early Morning Budget Deal Brings the Return of Previously Expired Short-Term Tax Breaks

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Early this morning, the House and Senate voted to pass a budget deal that included $17 billion in tax provisions, ending a short overnight government shutdown. The bill (H.R. 1892) extends the investment tax credit (ITC) to...more

Projects and Energy Weekly Snippets

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa Limpopo’s coal-fired power station gets green light The government has flashed the green light again for a [new] multibillion-rand coal-fired power station in Limpopo, but...more

Environmental Aspects of Wind and Solar Projects in Alberta

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In 2015, Alberta adopted a Climate Leadership Plan and set an ambitious goal of eliminating coal-fired generation and replacing it with at least 30 percent of renewable generation by 2030. According to the Alberta Electric...more

Government of Alberta Announces New Rounds of Renewable Electricity Program

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On February 5, 2018, the Government of Alberta announced information on the second and third rounds of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP)....more

Advanced Reactors Front and Center at House Committee Hearing on Nuclear Energy

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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing February 6, 2018 to discuss the challenges facing America’s nuclear infrastructure, including advanced reactor development. ...more

FERC and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 – Natural Gas Pipelines

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Staff has initiated inquiries involving numerous interstate natural gas pipelines, seeking information on the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Tax Act) on those...more

Trio of New Reports Address Licensing, Fuel Cycle, and Resilience for Next-Gen Reactors

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The Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) have issued a trio of reports touching on important issues for small modular and advanced reactors...more

Mexico's Energy Industry Round 2.4: Mexico's Deep Water Success

On January 31, 2018, the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (“CNH”) completed the Presentation and Opening of Bid Proposals for the Fourth Tender of Round Two (“Round 2.4”), which was first announced on July 20, 2017. Round...more

Massachusetts Unveils Three Offshore Wind Farm Proposals

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New England wind farms poised to lead the way in utilities converting from fossil fuel to wind generation. The race is on to build the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the United States (US) on the federal Outer...more

Proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline/Louisiana: Environmental Organizations File Federal District Court Challenge to U.S. Corps of...

A number of environmental organizations filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (“Complaint”)in the United States District Court for Middle District of Louisiana challenging certain federal permits and...more

Next-Gen Nuclear Venture Lightbridge Signs Joint Venture with Framatome

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Yesterday Lightbridge (NASDAQ: LTBR), which is developing an exciting metallic nuclear fuel rod that can both increase reactor output and improve the safety of today’s light water reactor fleet, formally signed onto a joint...more

Energy & Sustainability 2017 Year in Review: Tax Bill (Part 1 of 4)

In this four-part series, we revisit 2017’s biggest developments in Energy & Sustainability-related news, milestones, policy changes, and financial transactions. This is the first installment of the series. The biggest...more

What Is the Impact of Tax Reform on US Wind Tax Equity Deals?

A Word About Wind has published our article What Is the Impact of Tax Reform on US Wind Tax Equity Deals? in its blog (subscription required) and newsletter. ...more

Gas to Power Innovation Drives Global Opportunities

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Gas to power (G2P) projects provide an effective solution to power shortages around the globe. As the global demand for power continues to rise, outstripping supply in many nations across the world, existing power generation...more

Navigating the Way Forward at GVBOT Energy Forum

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Across British Columbia and around the world, a new relationship is developing between the low-carbon economy, carbon-based fuel, and communities. Governments in British Columbia and Canada have responded with legislation...more

FERC to review certification policies for natural gas pipelines

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will review its policies on certification of natural gas pipelines, according to FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre. ...more

State Grants Two Year CEQA Streamlining Extension for “Environmental Leadership Projects”

On October 6, 2017, Governor Brown approved Assembly Bill (AB) 246, extending certain CEQA litigation streamlining provisions under the Jobs and Economic Improvement Through Environmental Leadership Act of 2011 (the Act) for...more

New Energy Legislation Introduces Tribal Opportunities

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Historical development on new tribal energy legislation in Congress that will empower tribes to approve rights-of-way, leases, and business agreements with private industry for mineral development on tribal lands. Please...more

The PURPA Modernization Act of 2017: Proposed Reforms and Potential Implications

On November 29, 2017, Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced H.R. 4476, the PURPA Modernization Act of 2017 (the “Act”), which, if enacted, would significantly change the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA)....more

West Virginia listed in top 10 for oil and gas investment climate

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The Fraser Institute's new survey of petroleum industry executives and managers lists West Virginia as one of the 10 most attractive jurisdictions for oil and natural gas investment worldwide. ...more

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE): Will Gruber (Pulaski County) Brownfield Presentation

Harbor Environmental and Pulaski County, Arkansas jointly sponsored a November 15th seminar held in North Little Rock, Arkansas addressing a variety of Arkansas Brownfield issues...more

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