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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

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

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

Gas to Power Innovation Drives Global Opportunities

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

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

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

Net metering rules: reasonable limitations or detrimental restrictions? PUCO hears both sides

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

An uncommon opportunity for “utilities, environmental groups and other stakeholders” to testify before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) elicited diverse opinions on the PUCO’s recent changes to net metering...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 2018 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - FERC rejects Perry's plan to boost coal - Politico - Jan 8 Federal energy regulators on Monday rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to prop up struggling coal and nuclear power plants, a major defeat...more

Massachusetts DOER Issues Compensation Rates for SMART Program; EDCs Select 17 Projects for Long-Term, Tariff-Based Payments in...

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) released important new guidelines for its Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program, by which the Commonwealth will procure up to 1,600 megawatts...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - January 2018 - Issue 2

Ohio Supreme Court Joins Texas and Oklahoma in Holding the State Does Not Recognize a Separate Implied Covenant to Explore Further - "We conclude that Ohio does not recognize an 'implied covenant to explore further'...more

Nevada's Renewable Energy Program Getting The Partial Abatements/Exemptions

by Dickinson Wright on

Nevada enacted a Renewable Energy Tax Abatement program in 2009, which it operates under the Governor’s Office of Energy (“GOE”). For eligible renewable energy facilities, the program awards partial abatements for sales and...more

Utility-Scale Capacity: U.S. Energy Information Report Estimates Nearly 50 Percent of 2017 Installation Utilized Renewable...

The United States Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) issued a January 10th report (“Report”) stating that “nearly half of utility-scale capacity installed in 2017 came from renewables.” The information originates...more

Tax Extender Act of 2017 Proposes Changes for Renewable and Nuclear Power, Alternative Fuels and Other Energy Tax Provisions

The Tax Extender Act of 2017 (Extenders Bill) would, if enacted, extend and change tax credits for the renewable energy, alternative fuels and nuclear energy industries, and also would make other changes relevant to the...more

Sustainable Development Update - January 2018

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - Trump administration reverses course on PACE financing - Greentech Media - Dec 27 In December, federal housing officials erected a new hurdle for residential property-assessed clean...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 2018

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - How corporations ‘bypassed politics’ to lead on clean energy in 2017 - Greentech Media - Dec 29 As of December 12, when heads of state joined to commemorate the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement, 327...more

Energy Taxation: Impact Of The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

Congress has passed the tax reform bill, known as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act", and President Trump signed it into law on December 22, 2017. The Act contains wide-ranging changes to the tax law that affect many industries. ...more

President Signs Tax Reform Bill

On December 22, 2017, the president signed the tax reform bill. It is generally identical to the conference committee bill discussed in our blog post of December 19, and specifically there were no changes with respect to...more

EIA report projects fossil and nuclear fuels will provide 83% of total global energy in 2040.

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 projects that world energy consumption will increase by 28% from 2015 through 2040.  The report provides energy consumption projections for 16 world regions, divided according to...more

Climate Change and Trends in Global Finance

On December 12, French President Emmanuel Macron, joined by President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, hosted the One Planet Summit highlighting public...more

4 International Arbitration Cases To Watch In 2018

Charles Adams, the leader of Orrick’s International Arbitration & Dispute resolution team, recently spoke with Law360 regarding international arbitration cases to watch in 2018. Charles gave his thoughts on the continuation...more

Italy Curtails the GSE’s Sanctioning Powers for Renewable Energy Source Plants

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On 23 December 2017, the Italian Senate approved the Household Law for 2018. The law, which is still to be published in the Official Gazette, will enter into force on 1 January 2018. ...more

2017’s Bad Guys in Energy

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Once again we look back at the continuing cavalcade of crooks, criminals, miscreants and, to put it kindly, morons the less intellectually gifted, who met justice face-to-face in 2017. This year’s class includes a preacher,...more

Italy Energy Newsletter - Issue 25, 2017 (Italian)

by DLA Piper on

Novità Normative e Giurisprudenziali - in vigore - Impianti FER in esercizio - Procedure operative per gli interventi di manutenzione sugli impianti FER diversi dai fotovoltaici Il 20 dicembre 2017 il GSE ha...more

House Bill Would Extend the ITC to Standalone Energy Storage Systems

by Stoel Rives LLP on

The investment tax credit (“ITC”) plays a major role in driving investment in the U.S. solar energy market. Earlier this month, two members of Congress introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to provide a...more

Tax Reform Bill’s Impact on Renewable Energy Projects

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the tax reform bill, “An Act to Provide for Reconciliation Pursuant to Titles II and V of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2018” (H.R.1). The...more

EPA Takes Initial Step to Replace Clean Power Plan

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Uncertainty and speculation have swirled over the last few months regarding whether U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt would replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) after proposing to repeal the...more

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