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The US Department of Energy Announced $98 Million in Funding for 40 Projects

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On November 15, 2018, the United States Department of Energy announced $98 million in funding for new projects as part of the latest open funding opportunity, OPEN 2018, from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy...more

Dentons

Lament for a pipeline

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We are used to reading news of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) curtailing production to address low oil prices and, more recently, it acting in concert with Russia to do so. However, when Alberta...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Alberta Asks Private Sector to Build New Refinery

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Expressions of Interest (EOI) accepted until February 8, 2019 - On December 11, 2018, the Alberta government issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) to determine private sector interest in building or expanding a refinery...more

Jones Day

Wind Power Plant Legal Disputes to be Expedited Under New French Decree

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Under the new decree No.2018-1054 dated November 29, 2018, administrative legal actions relating to wind power plants shall be filed directly before the French Administrative Courts of Appeal. The French Government has...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

House Passes Bill to Boost Tribal Renewable Energy

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Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved S. 245, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017 (the Bill), which is designed to allow Native American tribes to take...more

Mayer Brown - Tax Equity Times

Hawaii: Solar System is Not Placed in Service Until All State Law Requirements Have Been Satisfied

In September, the State of Hawaii Department of Taxation issued a letter ruling (Hawaii Letter Ruling No. 2018-01) that clarified the “placed in service” requirement in the application of the Renewable Energy Technologies...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Renewable Alert Letter 38: 32-40 yen Projects: The Risk of Lower Applicable Procurement Prices – Revised Outline From METI

On December 5, 2018, METI announced its "New Measures for Non Operational PV Projects under the FIT Scheme (Outline of Revisions)" to revise proposals it presented in October 2018 regarding new rules to substantially cut...more

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells Africa Forum - South Africa Report Africa Fit for the Future: October 2018

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The third Hogan Lovells Africa Forum in Johannesburg was held on 18 October 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. This year’s theme was Africa Fit for the Future and we explored solutions that will make a positive impact in...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

House bill proposes tax credit extensions for renewable energy, biodiesel and alternative fuels and other energy tax provisions

On November 26, the House of Representatives released a tax bill (Extenders Bill) that, if enacted, would extend certain tax credits for the renewable energy and alternative fuels industries and would make other changes...more

Jones Day

GAO Says Strict Compliance with Buy American Act Exception Requirements Not Necessary

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The Situation: The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently held that a bid need not contain all of the information listed in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR clause 52.225-9) to qualify for the "unreasonable...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

The BUILD Act – Will it Impact You?

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If you’re a US investor interested in emerging markets, you will soon have access to much more capital thanks to the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act....more

Opportune LLP

Midterm Election Review: What’s Next for Oil & Gas?

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Healthcare, immigration and the economy were top-of-mind for a majority of U.S. voters this midterm election cycle on Nov. 6, but they also had their say on a host energy-related measures on ballots with significant...more

Mayer Brown - Tax Equity Times

NREL’s 2018 PV Project Finance Report

David Feldman and Paul Schwabe of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have published their annual solar PV financing report: Terms, Trends, and Insights on PV Project Finance in the United States, 2018. ...more

Dentons

Updates to the Integrated Resource Plan 2010-2030

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The National Development Plan 2030 (NDP), a policy document of the South African government drafted in August 2012 by the National Planning Commission, a special ministerial body first constituted in 2009 by former President...more

Hogan Lovells

A Closer Look at Regulatory Reform Proposals in the Canadian SMR Roadmap … and a Few U.S. Updates Too!

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Earlier this month, a leading group of Canadian power companies and government entities (although not the nuclear regulator) issued a “Canadian SMR Roadmap,” an 89 page plan for Canada to become a leader in small modular and...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program Application Opens

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On November 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM ET, the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program begins accepting applications. The initial SMART application period ends at 11:59 PM ET on Friday, November 30, 2018. During this...more

Mayer Brown - Tax Equity Times

Maryland Energy Administration Adopted New Regulations for Energy Storage System Income Tax Credit Program

In 2017, Maryland, with Governor Larry Hogan’s (R) support, became the first state in the country to launch a tax credit program for energy storage systems. ...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Massachusetts SMART Solar Program Opens

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On November 26, 2018 the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program opened for applications. SMART is a new renewable incentive program established to support development of 1600 MW of new solar projects in...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

NYSERDA’s Municipal Solar Procurement Toolkit Promotes The Development Of Solar Projects On Brownfields And Landfills

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What is the toolkit? The Municipal Solar Procurement Toolkit provides guidance and resources for communities seeking to develop solar projects on underutilized properties such as landfills and brownfields. ...more

Dentons

Gabon to offer 22 offshore blocks in new bid round

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Gabon’s Minister of Oil and Hydrocarbons has just unveiled a new offshore licensing round covering 12 shallow-water and 23 deep-water blocks. This new bid round for offshore licenses takes place in the context of the adoption...more

Williams Mullen

Appalachian Power issues RFP for Up to 200 MW of Solar in Virginia

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On November 15, 2018, American Electric Power Service Corporation (as agent for Appalachian Power Company (“APCo”)) released a request for proposals (“RFP”) for up to 200 MWac of solar energy resources. The RFP was issued to...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

PACE financing used for $3.3 million upgrade of downtown Columbus tower

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Recently, the owner of the 24-story, 360,000-square-foot PNC Plaza office tower, which is located in downtown Columbus, Ohio, wanted to upgrade the energy efficiency of the building. ...more

Hogan Lovells

Fusion Innovation Crosses Milestone with Launch of Fusion Industry Association

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Significant advances in fusion energy research in recent years have helped set aside the typical storyline that fusion—long considered the “Holy Grail” of energy—is “always 40 years away.”  ...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

The Energy Crisis that Never Happened: What Happens Later?

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As recently as 2008, experts predicted a dire U.S. energy crisis by this time. In my last column, I surveyed the present positive energy landscape and described the energy crisis that never happened. Here are four factors...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Drones in Kenya: Saving Money for Taxpayers

Power China was hired to complete the construction of about 265 miles of power line within seven months in Kenya after a Spanish utility company, who began the work, went bankrupt. ...more

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