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The Light Shines For CA QFs: The Ninth Circuit Finds PURPA Preempts CA Renewable Energy Program
It will likely change the procurement contracts for distributed generation with California utilities.
United States
15 Aug 2019
The Empire Strikes Back: NY Reclaims Lead In Adopting The Most Ambitious Climate Goals In The U.S.
The legislation requires that New Yorkers procure 70 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and 100 percent by 2040.
United States
26 Jul 2019
Texas Adds New Statutory Requirements On Land Leases For Wind Farms
The Texas Utilities Code was recently modified by House Bill 2845 to now require any person who leases land for a wind power facility to be responsible for removing its wind power facility at the end of the lease.
United States
25 Jul 2019
2018 Farm Bill Signals Continued Congressional Support For Clean Energy
The Farm Bill has long served as a vehicle for clean energy programs, and the 2018 iteration—the first update in four years—is no exception.
United States
8 Feb 2019
Post-Election Energy And Environment Outlook For Lame-Duck Session And The 116th Congress
Although energy and environmental issues are not expected to be among the top priorities for either party in the 116th Congress
United States
13 Nov 2018
With Their Powers Combined, Local Governments Are Changing The Clean Energy Landscape
These days, it seems like actions by subnational governments to promote clean energy and address climate change are all the rage
United States
26 Oct 2018
IRS Sheds New Light On Solar Tax Credits, Leaves Energy Storage In The Dark
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued recent guidance regarding construction of commercial solar energy properties and other qualified energy properties for purposes of claiming...
United States
12 Sep 2018
California Energy Commission Unanimously Approves Solar Panel Mandate For Homes
In a landmark decision that continues California's trend of leading the nation in clean-energy initiatives, the California Energy Commission voted unanimously on May 9, 2018, to require solar panels...
United States
16 May 2018
New Solar And Fuel Cell Technology Funding Opportunities From The Department Of Energy
Following on the passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 omnibus spending bill last month, which increased funding for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by 11 percent over FY 2017...
United States
25 Apr 2018
Section 9003 Biorefinery And Renewable Chemical Loan Program Gains Momentum
USDA Program Proves to Be Viable Commercialization Path for the Advanced Bioeconomy
United States
9 Feb 2018
NY Issues Offshore Wind Master Plan, 2,400 MW To Be Procured
After more than a year of extensive research and study of technical and public policy options, New York State issued its comprehensive offshore wind master plan that identifies intentions to develop...
United States
1 Feb 2018
U.S. Approves New Tariffs On Solar Cells
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.
United States
24 Jan 2018
ARPA-E Issues $100 Million For First OPEN Funding Opportunity For Innovative Energy Technologies Since 2015
The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) recently announced up to $100 million in available funding for applied research and development (R&D) projects into transformational energy technology solutions.
United States
12 Jan 2018
EPA Seeks Comments On Clean Power Plan Replacement
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on Dec. 18, 2017, soliciting comments on its intention to propose a replacement rule for the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
United States
22 Dec 2017
Court Holds Federal Law Preempts California Regulations Promoting Renewable Energy Projects
A solar developer claimed that California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) orders promoting solar and wind generation under 3 megawatts (MW) prevented it from securing a contract...
United States
19 Dec 2017
House And Senate Tax Bills Target Renewable Energy Projects
The U.S. Senate passed its version of a bill to overhaul the U.S. tax code on Dec. 2, 2017, and is now working with the House of Representatives to reconcile its bill with the House's version...
United States
12 Dec 2017
House And Senate Tax Reform Proposals Diverge On Energy Provisions
On November 2, House Republicans introduced H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Senate Republicans followed suit shortly thereafter, releasing their proposal on November 9.
United States
22 Nov 2017
North Carolina's Court Of Appeals Affirms That Power Purchase Agreements Are Impermissible In The State
recent North Carolina Court of Appeals decision, State of North Carolina ex. rel. Utilities Commission, et. al. v. N.C. Waste Awareness and Reduction Network (NC WARN), affirming an order...
United States
16 Oct 2017
New Solar Technology Funding Opportunities From The Department Of Energy
Following the appropriations battles on Capitol Hill this summer, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has again begun to issue funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for innovative energy...
United States
6 Oct 2017
U.S. Solar Industry Braces For Potential Tariffs After U.S. International Trade Commission Decision
After the U.S. International Trade Commission's (ITC) ruling on September 22 that importers of solar panels have seriously injured domestic solar panel manufacturers, the U.S. solar industry...
United States
2 Oct 2017
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