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Renewable Energy Update - March 2018 #2

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Focus - California sets two new solar records - Greentech Media - Mar 6 Mild temperatures and sunny skies have helped California set two new solar records. On Sunday, March 4, the California Independent System Operator...more

Ninth Circuit Holds That Loss Causation Can Be Established Without Demonstrating That The Alleged Fraud Was Revealed To The Market...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On January 31, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed in a per curiam decision a district court decision denying in part defendants’ motion for summary judgment on claims brought under...more

Quick Hits - January 31, 2018

Solar Tariffs Bring Cloudy Skies in The Short Term, But Set to Clear In the Not-So-Distant Future - Last week, the Trump administration issued its long-awaited decision on a high-profile trade case, imposing 30% tariffs on...more

Trade Barrier on Solar Cells and Modules to Significantly Impact US Solar Industry

On January 22, 2018, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert E. Lighthizer announced that President Donald Trump had decided to impose safeguard remedies, or temporary trade barriers, with respect to imports of crystalline...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

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

President Imposes Tariffs on Imported Solar Panels

by McGuireWoods LLP on

U.S. President Donald Trump on Jan. 22 issued new import tariffs on foreign-made solar cells and modules. While the tariffs may briefly disrupt the U.S. solar industry, the announcement provides much-anticipated certainty for...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

201 Trade Case Update: Trump Administration Imposes Tariff on Imported Solar Panels

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

After months of uncertainty, the Trump administration announced on Monday that it is imposing a 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules, which will step down 5% each year thereafter for a duration of four years. In...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 Imposes 30 Percent Tariff On Solar Imports

by McCarter & English, LLP on

On Monday, January 22, President Donald Trump issued a highly anticipated decision in the Section 201 safeguard investigation of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules. The president’s decision will result in a 30...more

Educational Solar Panels Spared From Antidumping And Countervailing Duty Orders

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Last week, the U.S Department of Commerce announced that it was revising the definition of solar panels from China which are subject to countervailing and antidumping duties to exclude educational solar energy kits which had...more

New Tariffs: Trade War Washing Ashore?

On January 22, 2018, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced the imposition of safeguard tariffs on solar cells and modules. Much has been said in the general press about this case, but only now is the...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

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

Solar Test Case Heads to North Carolina Supreme Court

The North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network (NC WARN), a Durham, North Carolina based activist group, has filed an appeal of a North Carolina Court of Appeals decision upholding the North Carolina Utilities...more

Renewable Energy in the Asia-Pacific Fourth Edition

by DLA Piper on

DLA Piper is proud to release the 4th edition of Renewable Energy in the Asia-Pacific. This publication is an ambitious task, seeking to capture the key renewable energy market highlights across the vast Asia-Pacific region,...more

Denver Green Roof Initiative Passed by Denver Voters

By a narrow margin, on Nov. 7, 2017, Denver voters approved a Citizen Ballot Initiative (“Initiative”) that mandates green roofs on all new buildings with over 25,000 square feet of floor area. The Initiative also requires...more

U.S. International Trade Commission Vote Indicates U.S. Solar Industry, Markets & Policymakers Should Expect Increased Duties &...

by Bryan Cave on

On October 31, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted on “Global Safeguard” import remedies regarding Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (CSPV) cells (see International Regulatory Bulletin (IRB) No. 565). A...more

ITC Makes Recommendations in Solar Trade Case

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The fate of the U.S. solar industry is now (at least somewhat) in the hands of President Donald Trump. By Jan. 12, 2018, he must decide what action, if any, to take against overseas solar panel manufacturers whose imports are...more

ITC Rules on SolarWorld/Suniva Investigation

by Dickinson Wright on

In spring of 2017, Suniva Inc. ("Suniva") and SolarWorld Americas, Inc. ("SolarWorld") (together, the "Petitioners"), filed Investigation No. TA-201-075 with the International Trade Commission (the "ITC") under Section 201 of...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - October 2017 #5

Drive for ANWR Oil Bonanza Could Prove to be a Bust for the Republicans' Budget - "Congressional Republicans counting on a $1 billion windfall from selling oil-drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to help...more

International Trade Commission Issues Recommendations for Tariffs on Imported Solar PV Equipment

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On October 31, 2017, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) released its recommendations to impose a tariff on imported solar equipment. The proposals it issued, however, would result in duties substantially lower than...more

ITC Proposes Tariffs in Solar Trade Case

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

After hearing days of arguments and considering dozens of filings from solar companies both opposed to and in support of trade action, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today recommended tariffs on imported solar...more

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