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Proposed Federal Philadelphia Energy Solutions Consent Decree: March 26th Petroleum Motor Fuel Trade Association's Objections

By: Walter G. Wright Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Download PDF Three national trade associations filed with the United States Department of Justice...more

Infrastructure Series: Momentum Builds for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the United States

by WilmerHale on

This is the eighth issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Infrastructure Series. In this series, our attorneys share insights on current and emerging issues affecting infrastructure project developers in the United States....more

Energy Storage Handbook Vol. 2

by K&L Gates LLP on

Designed as a basic primer on what energy storage is, how it is regulated and what sorts of issues are encountered when such projects are financed and developed, the Handbook is intended to highlight the most common...more

Duke Energy CPRE Program – Tranche 1 RFP Solicitation Update

by Williams Mullen on

On April 4, 2018, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC’s and Duke Energy Progress, LLC’s (“Duke”) evaluation team (the “Evaluation Team”) and Accion Group, LLC, the Independent Administrator (“IA”) selected to conduct Duke’s...more

New Jersey Legislature Establishes Community Solar Program

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

With more than 2,000 megawatts of cumulative solar capacity installed, New Jersey is the nation's fifth-largest solar state, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). New legislation is designed to expand...more

5 Key Takeaways from FERC’s Recent Energy Storage Order

In February, FERC issued Order 841, Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators (the “Order”), requiring RTOs and ISOs to establish new market...more

DOE Announces Bioproducts, Grown and Made in America Webinar In Time For Earth Day

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On April 13, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced an upcoming webinar entitled “Bioproducts, Grown and Made in America” that will focus on American-produced bioproducts...more

Taxation/Valuation of Solar Panels: Arizona Court Addresses Assessment Issues

The Supreme Court of Arizona addressed in a March 16th opinion whether the Arizona Department of Revenue (“ADOR”) or County assessors are authorized to value solar panels owned by taxpayers and leased to residential and...more

Regulatory Happenings for the Week of April 9, 2018

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CPUC Commissioner’s Meeting - The next Commission meeting is scheduled for 4/26/18. Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) (R.1502-020) - On 5/26/17, the ALJ issued a proposed decision implementing new compliance...more

Renewable Energy Update - April 2018 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - U.S. corporate solar procurement surges in 2017 - GREENTECH MEDIA - Apr 12 Corporate procurement of solar is on the rise for both distributed generation and offsite utility PV. As a testament to that trend,...more

Sustainable Development Update - April 2018 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - Major California housing bill narrowed before its first legislative debate - LOS ANGELES TIMES - Apr 10 Ahead of its first legislative committee hearing scheduled for next week, a Bay...more

Michigan Tax Considerations for Alternative Energy Producers

by Varnum LLP on

Alternative energy producers planning to locate or expand in Michigan face a number of unique tax challenges. As a dynamic and highly technical industrial sector that has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade,...more

Illinois Approves Long-Term Renewable Plan

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On April 3, 2018, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved, with modifications recommended by solar advocates and consumer groups, the Illinois Power Agency’s (IPA) Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan...more

DOE Announces Call For Proposals For BIRD Energy Funding

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On April 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a funding opportunity for 2018 through Binational Industrial Research & Development (BIRD) Energy, a joint U.S.-Israel industrial research and development (R&D)...more

Renewable Energy Update - April 2018

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - Group pursuing floating wind farm off California coast - REUTERS - Apr 3 EDP Renewables and four other companies have joined with a Northern California power provider to develop the first U.S. offshore wind farm...more

DLA Piper on off-the-grid energy solutions for Africa

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Off-the-grid systems are essential for Africa’s development. Systemic power outages have stunted economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa for decades. There is an urgent need for sustainable energy solutions that can provide...more

Waste not, want not - Queensland's waste to energy market

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Waste to energy (W2E) might be a winner out of Queensland's waste levy debate, but there is some ways to go. It all started with a Four Corners investigation in August 2017. The report alleged that trucks from south of the...more

Battery supply chain: A unique growth opportunity

by White & Case LLP on

Battery materials and electric vehicles offer something unique to today's commodity producers and investors: a sustainable growth story that is not just China-dependent. The exponential growth in demand is creating a scramble...more

Bracewell Tax Report: March 2018

by Bracewell LLP on

The Bracewell Tax Report is a periodic publication focused on developments in federal income tax law, including the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), with emphasis on how such developments impact the energy,...more

Bricker involved in Cleveland-area solar farm development

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

As announced by Columbus Business First, IGS Energy of Dublin, Ohio, will build a large solar farm on former landfill property near Cleveland. The solar farm will spread across 17 acres and will consist of over 35,000 panels...more

NREL Discovers Enzyme Domains That Dramatically Improve Performance

On March 22, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced that by studying and comparing the cellulose-degrading enzymes of two fungi, NREL researchers have pinpointed...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

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Welcome to the new format of the Tracker! Because many of our readers have interests in a wide variety of environmental fields, we have expanded our coverage. While we will no longer be including summaries, we will now...more

Sustainable Development Update - April 2018

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - U.S. states vow to defend auto fuel efficiency standards - REUTERS - Apr 4 Nearly a dozen U.S. states and Washington D.C. this Tuesday promised to defend federal automobile efficiency...more

Renewable Energy Update - March 2018 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - Lawmakers pass spending bill with funds for clean energy - GREENTECH MEDIA - Mar 23 Congress cleared a spending bill last Friday for the 2018 fiscal year that allocates $1.3 trillion. Despite the Trump...more

Neste Delivers First Batch Of Renewable Propane

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On March 19, 2018, Neste, a member of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®), announced the delivery of its first batch of 100 percent renewable propane to SHV Energy. Neste is operating the world’s first...more

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