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Troutman Sanders: 10th Circuit Upholds Colorado’s Renewable Portfolio Standard
Posted on 21 Jul 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On July 13, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit (“10th Circuit”) upheld the State of Colorado’s renewable portfolio standard (“RPS”) as valid under the dormant commerce clause. In doing so, the 10th... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Without Tax Credit Extensions, Returns Of PPAs For Renewables Will Have To Give, GAO Says
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by Troutman Sanders

By Renewable Energy Insights SNL reports that if Congress does not extend a pair of subsidies for the renewable energy industry, new construction will slow unless retail electricity providers pay significantly more for wind and solar power or developers... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Renewable Energy Offsets Collapse Of Coal
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by State Net

The U.S. coal industry has endured a precipitous decline in recent years. A Duke University study indicated that the industry shed 49,530 jobs between 2008 and 2012. U.S. renewable energy, meanwhile, has surged. The Duke study found that wind and solar... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: Edison International Using Rooftop Solar to Help Modernize It's Grid
Posted on 4 Jun 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Jeffery R. Atkin and Annie Y. Tsai SunEdison, Inc. has secured 20-year power purchase contracts with Southern California Edison to build 33 megawatts of rooftop arrays on industrial buildings in Southern California. Once the rooftop arrays are complete... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: New York Public Service Commission Staff Supports Continuation of Net Metering
Posted on 30 Sep 2015 by Duane Morris LLP

By statute, New York state utilities are required to offer net metering of electricity to generators of certain renewable energy resources, depending on the size of the project. Net metering means that, to the extent that there is surplus energy that... Read More

DLA Piper Climate Change Alert: EPA Announces Carbon Regulations For Existing Power Plants
Posted on 12 Jun 2014 by DLA Piper

By Deborah E. Jennings , Andrew B. Schatz and Catherine B. Campbell The Environmental Protection Agency has announced long-awaited regulations to reduce carbon-dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions from existing power plants pursuant to the Clean Air Act. EPA's... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: FERC Issues Proposal to Ease Regulation of Gen-Tie Lines
Posted on 4 Jun 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Kurt R. Rempe FERC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that would substantially reduce the regulatory burdens placed on energy project developers that construct generator lead lines (gen-tie lines) to interconnect their projects to... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: New York, Connecticut Establish Community-Based Renewable Energy Programs
Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

New York and Connecticut recently joined at least 13 other states, including Hawai’i and Maryland, in establishing measures that could significantly expand access to renewable energy generation in those states through community-based renewable energy... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: New Mexico Gov. Martinez Unveils Energy Plan
Posted on 23 Sep 2015 by State Net

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) proposed a new “all of the above” state energy policy last week she said would utilize renewable energy sources like wind and solar, traditional fossil fuels like oil and gas and even nuclear power. “New... Read More

Troutman Sanders: Obama Administration Chooses 7 Electric Transmission Projects for Accelerated Permitting and Construction
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by Troutman Sanders

On October 5, 2011, the Obama Administration announced that it would "accelerate" permitting and construction of seven proposed electric transmission lines. These projects will serve as pilot demonstrations of streamlined processes and increased... Read More

DLA Piper: Japan's Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff Regime
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by DLA Piper

By Stephen Webb and Michelle Thomsen Prior to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, Japan relied on nuclear power for roughly 30% of its energy needs, with 60% coming from conventional sources such as coal, oil and natural gas. Hydroelectric... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: U.S. Army Releases Final RFP for $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Contracts
Posted on 10 Aug 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Roger D. Stark, R. Thomas Hoffmann and Darin Lowder The U.S. Army has released its final request for proposals to obtain up to $7 billion in locally generated large-scale renewable and alternative energy through long-term power purchase agreements... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Chesapeake Energy Announces New, $1 Billion Gas Plan
Posted on 21 Jul 2011 by Troutman Sanders

On Monday, July 11, 2011, Chesapeake Energy Corporation ("Chesapeake") announced its plan to spend over $1 billion over the next 10 years in order to help spur the development and demand for domestic supplies of natural gas and oil. Chesapeake... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Regulatory Changes Coming to Oil and Gas Industry in Ohio
Posted on 7 Mar 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By R. Neal Pierce Ohio Governor John Kasich announced plans to propose significant statutory and/or regulatory changes to the state's energy policies. The Governor announced in a speech in Cleveland that he is working with lawmakers to prepare... Read More

Troutman Sanders: China Finance: Venture Capital and Private Equity Cleantech Fund Structures for China Investments
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by Troutman Sanders

This article is written by Edward Epstein , Office Managing Partner of Troutman Sanders' Shanghai Office. It appeared first in ACORE's Summer 2011 US-China Quarterly Market Review and is reprinted with ACORE's permission. To access the full... Read More