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DRM Win for Renewable Energy at Vermont Supreme Court

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

On January 12, 2018, the Vermont Supreme Court decided in favor of Stowe Cady Hill Solar LLC and reversed the Vermont Public Utility Commission’s sua sponte dismissal of a petition for a net-metered solar facility. The...more

Renewable Energy Update - February 2018 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - Trump’s proposed budget slashes funding for clean energy programs - Greentech Media - Feb 14 The Trump administration’s proposed 2019 budget, released on Monday, proposes cuts to several clean energy programs....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

Renewable Energy Update - February 2018 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - Western Energy Imbalance Market produces ‘solid’ benefits in Q4 - Solar Industry Magazine - Feb 2 The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has released its western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM)...more

Projects and Energy Weekly Snippets

by Hogan Lovells on

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

by Bennett Jones LLP on

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

Africa Focus: Spring 2018: Green finance in Africa

by White & Case LLP on

Achieving sustainability objectives through innovative funding of climate-change projects. The first green bond was issued only ten years ago, but since then the market's depth and volume has increased exponentially. Green...more

Rhode Island To Issue New RFP For 400 Megawatts of Clean Energy

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

This week, Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo directed the Office of Energy Resources to work with the state’s utilities in issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for 400 megawatts of clean energy from solar, wind, and...more

Energy & Sustainability 2017 Year in Review: Notable Deals and Financial Activities (Part 4 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 fourth installment of the series. Click to read...more

Renewable Energy Update - February 2018

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - In stunning reversal, Trump could open California desert to more solar and wind farms - Desert Sun - Feb 1 In an unexpected announcement with potentially dramatic consequences for the California desert, the...more

Solar Energy Generating Systems: Judicial Challenge of California County's Tax Assessment

California’s Fourth District Court of Appeals considered the validity of the assessment methodology used by the San Bernardino County Assessor to calculate the annual tax on solar properties. See Luz Solar Partner Ltd., III...more

How Will President Trump’s Solar Panel Trade Barrier Affect the Solar Industry?

by Harris Beach PLLC on

With President Trump’s recent announcement of import tariffs on solar panels, the domestic solar energy industry now faces an additional challenge – how to continue to generate cost-competitive power in order to continue...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 2018 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - New tariffs to curb U.S. solar installations by 11% through 2022 - Greentech Media - Jan 23 President Trump’s decision on the Section 201 solar trade case could have been worse for the U.S. solar market, but it...more

President Trump Announces "Safeguard" Import Restraints in Section 201 Solar Proceeding - Update

Further to our three prior alerts (June, September and November 2017), this alert is to update clients and friends on the proceeding under section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 regarding imports of crystalline solar...more

Trump Administration Announces New Tariffs on Imported Solar Cells and Modules

Following months of speculation, on January 23, 2018, the Trump Administration issued a Proclamation announcing new tariffs on imported solar cells and modules (the “Solar Tariff”) in response to the Section 201 petition...more

Trump Announces New Tariffs Aimed at China and South Korea

by Cozen O'Connor on

On January 22, 2018, President Trump announced new tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines. The companies that will be most affected are from just two countries – China and South Korea....more

Solar Panels and Modules Trade Decision Creates New Uncertainty for Purchasers

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The announcement of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) on January 22, 2018, that the Trump Administration is granting relief for the domestic solar panels and modules industry under section 201 of the Trade...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

EU regulatory officials have fined chipmaker Qualcomm $1.2 billion after a 2-year investigation into anti-competition allegations involving payments made to Apple....more

Trump Administration Imposes Tariffs on Foreign Solar

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On January 23, 2018, the US Trade Representative announced that President Trump approved recommendations to impose a safeguard tariff on imported solar cells and modules under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974. The tariff...more

U.S. Approves New Tariffs on Solar Cells

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On Jan. 22, 2018, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced that the Trump Administration approved recommendations to impose safeguard tariffs on imported solar cells and modules. The USTR made the...more

Vietnam's New Solar PPA: Strong Developer Interest Despite Bankability Concerns

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Vietnam's draft model power purchase agreement ("Model PPA") for solar power projects issued in April 2017 departed from international market practice and fell short on bankability. The Action: Vietnam has...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 2018 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - 2018 could see wave of West Coast climate pollution pricing - Reuters - Jan 17 If elected officials get their way, the entire West Coast of North America could be putting a price on pollution by the end of this...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - January 2018 - Issue 3

Northeast Could be Second U.S. Petrochemical Hub - "'While the region with its ample and reliable supply of ethane is primed for the emergence as a second major petrochemical manufacturing hub in the United States, it...more

New Report Highlights Progress and Growth Potential of Solar Industry

A new report from Baird Equity Research outlines the inroads made by solar energy the past two years and projects the industry’s continued growth over the long term. In particular, the report cites increased installations,...more

Italy Energy Newsletter - Issue 1, 2018 (Italian)

by DLA Piper on

Regulatory and jurisprudential news - in force Budget Law 2018, in force since 1 January 2018 After the definitive approval of the Senate on December 23rd, on December 29th 2017, the 2018 Budget Law was published in the...more

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