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Renewable Energy Around the Web: December 14, 2009
Posted on 14 Dec 2009 by Jonathan Wilson

Our weekly compilation of renewable energy news and information from around the web. $600 Million for Biofuels U.S. DOE Secretary Steven Chu and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced the selection of 19 biorefinery projects to... Read More

Fuel Cell Economics Improving, Offering Energy Storage Solutions
Posted on 5 Jan 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

The economics of fuel cells are improving each year, according to Pike Research , which forecasts that global revenues will more than double over the next few years, from $336m in 2009 to $716m in 2013, according to reports. Pike Research’s analysis... Read More

Administration Announces New Program to Promote Biofuels and Renewable Energy (RFS2; Carbon Sequestration; Biomass Crop Assistance Program)
Posted on 3 Feb 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

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... Read More

Babst Calland: Pa. Court Upholds Zoning Ordinance Permitting Oil and Gas Well Development In Agricultural/Residential Zoning District
Posted on 3 Nov 2015 by Babst Calland

By Lawrence H. Baumiller | On October 21, 2015, Judge Richard McCormick, President Judge of the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas, issued a decision and order upholding the validity of Allegheny Township’s zoning ordinance, which permits... Read More

Renewable Energy Around the Web: December 21, 2009
Posted on 21 Dec 2009 by Jonathan Wilson

Our weekly compilation of renewable energy news and information from around the Web. Renewable Energy in Scotland A report from the Scottish National Heritage organization claims that Scotland is on target to exceeds its renewable energy goals... Read More

U.S. Endowment for Forestry Seeks Proposals for Energy Demonstration Projects
Posted on 2 Feb 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

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... Read More

Renewable Energy Law Developments – American Bar Association Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law – Renewable Energy Committee
Posted on 19 Jan 2010 by ABA Public Utility Communications Transportation

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... Read More

Alternative Fuels Industry Still Waiting for Tax Extenders Reconciliation
Posted on 24 Mar 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

After the House and Senate passed bills including an extension of the alternative fuel mixture and biodiesel tax credit program , alternative fuel producers assumed that Congress would act quickly to put the legislation into a form that could be... Read More

Senate Jobs Bill Resuscitates Alternative Fuel Credit
Posted on 15 Feb 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, last week released a draft of their Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act . The bill contains a number of provisions intended to spark... Read More

NREL Publishes Primer on Community Wind Projects
Posted on 11 Jan 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory at Berkeley has published a new paper on the application of federal incentives on community wind projects. ( Revealing the Hidden Value that the Federal Investment Tax Credit and the Treasury Cash Grant Provide... Read More

eSolar Shines in China
Posted on 13 Jan 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

A southern California start-up founded by Bill Gross (the founder of Idealab ) is the first company of its size to land a major solar deal in China. Bill Gross’ eSolar recently announced that it had inked a deal with China Shandong Penglai... Read More

Tax Extenders Act Omits Alternative Fuel Mixture Credit
Posted on 29 Dec 2009 by Jonathan Wilson

The House of Representatives on December 9th passed a bill (H.R. 4213) that extends many of the tax credits and incentive programs that expire at the end of this year. The bill was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. While the bill extends for... Read More