Renewable Energy Around the Web: January 4, 2010

Welcome to our first “around the web” summary for the new year. Renewable Energy Around the Web is a weekly compilation of renewable energy news and information. Please write to us with idea or suggestions for topics at “editor at renewableenergymemo.com”. Top Ten Biofuels...

Renewable Energy Law Developments – American Bar Association Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law – Renewable Energy Committee

This report from the Renewable Energy Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law looks at recent renewable energy law developments. The report begins by noting that “The past few years have seen a shift in public attention, public...

U.S. Endowment for Forestry Seeks Proposals for Woody Biomass Energy Demonstration Projects

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities is seeking pre-proposals for grants of up to $250,000 to develop demonstration projects for the conversion of woody biomass to energy. The Endowment will award grants of up to $250,000 (but not more than $750,000 in total) for proposals that can convert...

Administration Announces New Program to Promote Biofuels and Renewable Energy (RFS2; Carbon Sequestration; Biomass Crop Assistance Program)

President Obama today announced a series of steps as part of a comprehensive strategy to enhance American energy independence and build a foundation for a new clean energy economy. The administration believes that the strategy will create new industries and millions of jobs. ( Reuters ; Reaction from...

Senate Expected to Vote on Biodiesel and Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Extensions this Week

On Friday, March 5, 2010, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. NV) filed a motion for cloture on H.R. 4213 , the House tax extenders bill, which includes an extension of the biodiesel tax credit and alternative fuel mixture tax credit programs through December 31, 2010. The Senate is expected to vote...

Alternative Fuel Producers Push for 30% Investment Tax Credit

Blue Fire Ethanol and a consortium of 31 other alternative fuel producers have sent a letter to Congress asking for a 30% investment tax credit for biofuels. While alternative fuel producers were encouraged by last week's passage of extenders legislation to extend the alternative fuel mixture and...

Extension of Liquid Fuel Tax Credits Still Not Resolved

Both the Senate and the House have passed bills that would extend for one year the $1-per-gallon tax credit for alternative biofuels and biodiesel but the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Representative Sander Levin (D-MI), said recently that it may be Memorial Day before differences in...

House Passes Tax Extenders Bill: Biodiesel and Fuel Mixture Credit Extensions Included

The House on Friday by a narrow margin passed H.R. 4213, extending various unemployment benefits and stimulus programs along with a basket of tax credits that included the biodiesel tax credit and the alternative fuel mixture credit . (House Committee bill summary ). Although both liquid fuel credits...

Marten Law: Renewable Energy Standards--California and Congress Moving in Different Directions

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC “California and Congress seem to be headed in opposite directions on climate policy this year. California has expanded its renewable portfolio standard (RPS), meaning public and private utilities must now acquire up to a third of their energy...

Myriant Corporation Files for IPO

Myriant Corporation has filed an S1 registration statement with the SEC, seeking to become publicly-traded. According to the filing: We are an industrial biotechnology company focused on becoming a low-cost producer of high-value biochemicals that substitute for traditional petroleum-based industrial...