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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

Executory Forward SREC Contracts - What Exactly Does This Mean?
Posted on 15 Apr 2014 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald What happens to the payment for a solar renewable energy credit (SREC) when the payor closes its doors? Maryland citizens are finding out the hard way. The promises made to some of them are turning up empty. Here are the details... Read More

Jenner & Block: Bills Encouraging Small Hydropower Projects Await President Obama’s Signature
Posted on 20 Aug 2013 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Seth J. Schriftman, Staff Attorney, Jenner & Block On August 1, a pair of bills designed to encourage the development of small hydropower projects was approved by the Senate. The bills, known as the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act (H.R... Read More

Chicago To Double Amount of Electricity Obtained From Illinois Wind Farms
Posted on 22 Jul 2013 by Steven M. Siros

On July 9, 2013, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the City of Chicago had taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint by negotiating an agreement pursuant to which the City will obtain at least 5% of its electricity from Illinois wind farms. The... Read More