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Foley & Lardner LLP: N.Y. Property Tax Exemption Extension for Renewable Energy Systems
Posted on 11 Jul 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

The New York legislature has passed a bill that extends a real property tax exemption for wind, solar and certain other energy systems until January 1, 2025. The bill provides that real property which includes an eligible energy system is exempt from... Read More

Ballard Spahr LL:P: Hawai’i Enacts Legislation Creating Community-Based Renewable Energy Program
Posted on 1 Jul 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Howard H. Shafferman and Katie Leesman A law that could significantly expand access to renewable energy generation in Hawai’i through a new community-based renewable energy program was approved by Governor David Ing on June 8, 2015. While... Read More

DOE Announces Record U.S. Wind Energy Production, New Study on Solar Land Requirements
Posted on 20 Sep 2013 by Pepper Hamilton Sustainability Counsel

In three recently issued reports, the Department of Energy made public significant new developments in U.S. renewable energy generation. • DOE’s August 6 2012 Wind Technologies Market Report notes that, in the past year, wind energy became... Read More

President Increases Federal Agency Renewable Energy Goals
Posted on 15 Jan 2014 by Troutman Sanders

On December 5, 2013, President Obama issued a Memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies to push the “Administration’s climate change goals and increase development of new renewable energy sources.” With respect... Read More

New DOE Renewable Energy Data Book Shows Fast Growth for Wind and Solar Photovoltaics
Posted on 14 Jan 2014 by Pepper Hamilton Sustainability Counsel

The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published its 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book on November 23, 2013, reporting significant growth, particularly for wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Compared to... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Renewable Energy On Track Despite Setbacks
Posted on 22 Jul 2014 by State Net

State mandates to use more renewable energy have run into some roadblocks, but many are still on target in spite of these setbacks. The relentless march of the states to greater use of renewable energy has hit some bumps on the road. The biggest... Read More

New Bill Proposes Tax Credits for Renewable Energy Storage
Posted on 3 Sep 2013 by Troutman Sanders

The Storage Technology for Renewable and Green Energy Act of 2013, or STORAGE 2013 Act, seeks to make the energy grid cleaner and more efficient, and to reduce the cost of electricity to consumers. Today’s energy grid system suffers from the... Read More

Colorado Ruling Upholds Renewable Energy Standard but Leaves Questions Unanswered
Posted on 15 Jul 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

A Colorado federal judge has dismissed a suit challenging the constitutionality of Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard (“RES”). Colorado’s RES was created by the passage of Amendment 37 in 2004 and codified in 2005 as Colorado... Read More