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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

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

What’s Next?: Drones and transforming policy at GE

by Hogan Lovells on

In this episode, Hogan Lovells Partner and Chair of our Unmanned Aircraft Systems group, Lisa Ellman, speaks with Michael Fitzpatrick, head of Regulatory Advocacy at GE, about drones and other innovative technologies that are...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

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

Home Remedies For Politically Charged IP Theft

In January of this year, Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Sinovel Wind Group Co. Ltd. was convicted of stealing trade secrets from U.S. company AMSC Inc. ...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - March 2018 #5

California's Ready to Retaliate if Trump Cuts Auto Rules, Sources Say - "As the Trump administration begins to dismantle Barack Obama's ambitious auto efficiency regulations, California is said to be poised to retaliate...more

Got ITCs? How to Start Construction on Your Solar Project (Pre-IRS Guidance)

Solar developers are getting antsy about what is needed to show that they started construction on their 2020 (or later) projects by the end of 2019. The answer is not clear in the absence of solar-specific guidance from...more

USDA Solicits REAP Applicants For Fiscal Year 2018

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On March 13, 2018, the USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service issued in the Federal Register a notice of solicitation of applications for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for fiscal year (FY) 2018. The...more

Three Key Takeaways from the Doing Business in the Northeast: 5th Bi-Annual Current Issues in Environment and Energy Conference

While all major energy projects and environmental clean-up projects in the Northeast face numerous challenges—from changes in the interpretations of regulations and in state-level requirements to legal challenges from...more

Renewable Energy Update - March 2018 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - California could get more solar, geothermal power from Imperial Valley following lawsuit - The Desert Sun - Mar 7 As Governor Jerry Brown looks to neighboring states for cheap sources of clean energy, a legal...more

Energy Newsletter - March 2018

by King & Spalding on

Good news at last for the development of offshore wind projects in France - While France had launched in 2011 a very ambitious offshore wind farm development program, aiming to reach 6 GMW of wind turbine installations at...more

Amendments to the RES Act / New obligations resulting from the Capacity Market regulations

by Dentons on

Amendments to the RES Act - On 6 March 2018, the Council of Ministers adopted a bill of amendments to the Act of 20 February 2015 on Renewable Energy Sources (“RES Act”), the Act of 20 May 2016 on Investments in Wind Power...more

New York Releases Offshore Wind Master Plan

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Plan outlines next steps for procuring 2,400 MW by 2030, with a likely significant benefit for New York’s economic development. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Energy Research and Development...more

Good news at last for the development of offshore wind projects in France

by King & Spalding on

While France had launched in 2011 a very ambitious offshore wind farm development program, aiming to reach 6 GMW of wind turbine installations at sea and of marine energies by 2020, the projects awarded in 2012 and 2014,...more

New Bloomberg Report Finds that Renewables Supply All-Time High of 18% of U.S. Energy Generation

Analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds that roughly 18% of U.S. energy generation is supplied by renewable sources. The details can be found in the 2018 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook,...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - March 2018

Anti-Secrecy Lawsuits Soaring Against Pruitt's EPA - "The suits have come from open government groups, environmentalists and even conservative organizations that have run into a wall trying to pry information out of...more

Renewable Energy Update - March 2018

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - More than 100 cities worldwide now powered primarily by renewable energy - Inside Climate News - Feb 27 A new report released Tuesday by the London-based environmental group CDP finds that more than 100 cities...more

Tenth Circuit Takes Expansive View of the Definition of the Term “Mining,” Holding Wind Farm Project Needs Permit Prior to...

United States of America v. Osage Wind, LLC et al., 871 F.3d 1078 2017 WL 4109940 (10th Cir. Sept. 18, 2017). Causing heartburn for project applicants developing on tribal land, the Tenth Circuit reversed the District Court...more

Renewable Alert Letter 35: Possible Relief Measures for Wind Projects with Output Increases

Projects participating in the power source interconnection project offering process - In our Alert Letter dated February 21, 2018, we noted how, in principle, wind facilities will be subject to revision of FIT price if...more

Renewable Alert Letter 34: Deadline for commencement of operations for wind power, etc.

METI recently released an outline of proposed ordinances partially amending the FIT Act and is currently accepting public comment. The following items are of particular interest....more

Changes to RES Act in Poland

by Dentons on

The long-awaited latest version of the draft amendment of the Act of 20 February 2015 on Renewable Energy Sources (“RES Act”), the Act of 20 May 2016 on Investments in Wind Power Plants (“Distance Law”) and the Act of 7 July...more

Brief Overview of Wind Energy in Texas, and Issues to Consider When Constructing a Small Wind Energy System

For a state that leads the country in the production of crude oil and natural gas, one would be surprised to learn that Texas also leads the country in wind energy production. In fact, wind accounts for nearly all of the...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

Key Energy Bills Before The Wyoming Legislature

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The 2018 Wyoming Budget Session of the 64th Legislature began today and there are several key bills relating to energy issues that are up before the Cowboy State’s legislature. I will highlight a few here and track them...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

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