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California Takes The Bronze: Implications And Impacts Of California's SB 350
On October 7, Gov. Brown signed into law the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 ("SB 350") 2015.
United States
12 Oct 2015
Pencils Up: Industry Has Opportunity To Make Its Voice Heard On New Biofuel Targets
On May 29, 2015, the U.S. EPA proposed long-delayed biofuel targets for 2014 and 2015 through the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program, and issued a proposal setting the mandates for 2016.
United States
17 Jun 2015
California ‘Under 2 MOU' Demonstrates Ambition And Bottom Up Support For GHG Reductions In The Lead Up To COP 21
On May 19, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on Subnational Global Climate Leadership (the "MOU") with eleven other leaders from jurisdictions in North America, South America and Europe.
United States
26 May 2015
DOE’s New $55 Billion ESPC Solicitation
On March 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy released a Request for Proposals for the implementation of energy savings performance contracts at any U.S. federal government site worldwide.
United States
1 Apr 2015
IRS Extends Continuous Construction/Continuous Efforts Safe Harbors For Production Tax Credit/Investment Tax Credit Qualification
Production tax credits ("PTCs") are available for wind, biomass, geothermal, landfill gas, trash, hydropower, and marine and hydrokinetic facilities, if construction of the facility began before January 1, 2015.
United States
16 Mar 2015
Up To $35 Million In Renewable Energy Funding Available For Fuel Cell And Hydrogen Technologies
The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy ("EERE") has made available up to $35 million in funding for research and development and demonstration and deployment projects to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.
United States
13 Mar 2015
The Clean Power Plan: State Implementation Plans Building Block 2 – The Re-dispatch Option
On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") announced proposed regulations (the "Clean Power Plan" Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NOPR")) to limit greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions from existing fossil-fuel-fired electric generating units ("EGUs").
United States
24 Jul 2014
Department Of Energy: $4 Billion For Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy announced a draft solicitation that could make as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees to help commercialize renewable energy.
United States
7 May 2014
Liquidated Damages Provision In Texas Power Contract Found Void As Unenforceable Penalty
The Supreme Court of Texas recently held that a liquidated damages provision in a contract for renewable energy was unenforceable because it operated as a penalty without having any reasonable relationship to actual damages.
United States
27 Mar 2014
News For Onshore Wind And Offshore Wind: ISO-NE's FCA Offer Review Trigger Price (ORTP) For FCA 9
On February 11, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order on ISO-New England Inc.’s (ISO-NE) proposed revisions to its Forward Capacity Market (FCM) Offer Review Trigger Price (ORTP) provisions for the upcoming Forward Capacity Auction for the 2018-2019 period (FCA 9).
United States
19 Feb 2014
President Obama’s New Memorandum On Federal Agency Use Of Renewable Energy And Energy Management
On December 5, 2013, President Obama issued a memorandum establishing (1) a new goal for federal agencies’ use of renewable energy and (2) new energy management directives (Memorandum).
United States
10 Dec 2013
California Public Utilities Commission Adopts Energy Storage Procurement Targets
California continues to lead the way on integration of renewable energy, improvement of grid reliability and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions with the adoption by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) of the first mandatory energy storage procurement targets in the nation.
United States
29 Oct 2013
The Battle Over EPA’s Proposed New Source Performance Standards For Coal Fired EGUs: Adequately Demonstrated Or Impermissible Technology Forcing?
On September 20, 2013, EPA, under the authority of section 111(b) of the Clean Air Act, re-proposed its New Source Performance Standards for CO2 emissions from coal-fired utility boilers and integrated gasification combined cycle electric generating units.
United States
8 Oct 2013
The President’s Climate Action Plan And California’s Carbon Market
In June, President Obama unveiled his Climate Action Plan (the Plan).
United States
23 Aug 2013
Nebraska Adopts Sales Tax Exemption To Clear The Path For Renewable Energy Development
On June 4, 2013, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman signed into law a bill designed to incentivize the development of renewable energy in the state by exempting certain purchases of renewable energy equipment and other project costs from the state's 5.5 percent sales tax.
United States
17 Jun 2013
New Incentivized Sales Tax Exemption For Renewable Energy Development In Nebraska
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman recently signed into law a bill designed to incentivize the development of renewable energy in the state by exempting certain purchases of renewable energy equipment and other project costs from the state’s 5.5 percent sales tax.
United States
13 Jun 2013
Understanding The Basics Of Transacting In Offsets Under AB 32
An executive summary for a supplementary white paper, The Basics of Transacting in Offsets under AB 32, and will assist clients in addressing offset transaction risks.
United States
6 Jun 2013
Fiscal Cliff Bill Extends PTC; Reenacts Bonus Depreciation
On January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the "Act") that extends and modifies the production tax credit (PTC) and reenacts bonus depreciation for property placed in service before January 1, 2014.
United States
10 Jan 2013
USACE issues Amendment No. 5 To The Army Task Force RFP
The definition of a small business under NAICS 221119 for purposes of the MATOC RFP is established by the Small Business Administration (SBA).
United States
25 Sep 2012
AB 32 And Cap And Trade Design Basics
California, the world’s fifth-largest economy and 18th in total carbon emissions if it were a separate country, is rapidly moving forward with the development of its cap and trade program scheduled to be implemented in 2013.
United States
24 Sep 2012
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