Five Texas munis partner to add 500 MW of solar

2018-09-21T12:18:06+00:00

"Five utilities in Texas have announced plans develop 500 MW of solar farms. New Braunfels Utilities (NBU), Bryan Texas Utilities, Denton Municipal Electric, Garland Power and Light and the Kerryville Public Utility Board have teamed up to create the purchasing power necessary to fund their commitment to renewable generation." https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2018/09/20/five-texas-utilities-partner-to-add-500mw-of-solar/

Five Texas munis partner to add 500 MW of solar2018-09-21T12:18:06+00:00

Deloitte Report – Solar and wind move from mainstream to preferred

2018-09-18T12:24:07+00:00

"​Technological innovation, cost efficiencies, and increasing consumer demand are driving renewables—particularly wind and solar—to be preferred energy sources. We examine seven trends that are driving this transformation." https://www2.deloitte.com/insights/us/en/industry/power-and-utilities/global-renewable-energy-trends.html

Deloitte Report – Solar and wind move from mainstream to preferred2018-09-18T12:24:07+00:00

Land Lease Agreements for Renewable Energy 101, September 13-14, 2018, Austin, TX

2018-08-21T14:13:36+00:00

Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria attorneys Alan Cohen, Brittany Dadon, Greg Friend and Byron Kentor will teach the EUCI course on Land Lease Agreements for Renewable Energy in Austin Texas on September 13 and 14, 2018. For more information, please visit: //www.euci.com/event_post/0918-renewable-energy-land-lease/.

Land Lease Agreements for Renewable Energy 101, September 13-14, 2018, Austin, TX2018-08-21T14:13:36+00:00

US FERC chair sees plan on LNG permitting in days; LaFleur hopes for middle ground on pipes

2018-07-18T12:51:35+00:00

"US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Kevin McIntyre said Tuesday that a formal agreement is likely "in the coming days" with other agencies to streamline permitting and trim LNG project review timelines. His comments come as industry and lawmakers have aired concerns that staff shortfalls at FERC could slow reviews even as US LNG [...]

US FERC chair sees plan on LNG permitting in days; LaFleur hopes for middle ground on pipes2018-07-18T12:51:35+00:00

Natural gas-fired electricity generation this summer expected to be near record high

2018-07-12T12:41:15+00:00

"EIA’s July 2018 Short Term Energy Outlook expects natural gas-fired power plants to supply 37% of U.S. electricity generation this summer (June, July, and August), near the record-high natural gas-fired generation share in summer 2016. EIA forecasts the share of generation from coal-fired power plants will drop slightly to 30% in summer 2018, continuing [...]

Natural gas-fired electricity generation this summer expected to be near record high2018-07-12T12:41:15+00:00

IRS’ New Solar ITC Guidance A Boon For Developers

2018-06-25T12:41:07+00:00

"June 22, 2018 -- Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance establishing when construction starts for solar projects under tax law.... As explained by SEIA, the guidance, Notice 2018-59, provides two methods to establish when construction of a solar facility starts in order to qualify for the solar investment tax credit (ITC): (1) [...]

IRS’ New Solar ITC Guidance A Boon For Developers2018-06-25T12:41:07+00:00

Firm attorney to speak at July 12 Real Estate Conference in San Antonio

2018-06-22T12:54:33+00:00

The course is intended for new lawyers and for experienced lawyers new to real estate law or as a refresher to more experienced lawyers. We will help you with those ‘off the top of our head issues’ like: -My seller-finance lender died. How do I get a release now that I’ve paid off the [...]

Firm attorney to speak at July 12 Real Estate Conference in San Antonio2018-06-22T12:54:33+00:00

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Physical Presence Requirement for Sales Taxes

2018-06-21T18:19:21+00:00

The United States Supreme Court issued an opinion on June 21, 2018, that overturned two seminal cases in the area of state tax nexus—Quill Corp. v. North Dakota and National Bellas Hess, Inc. v. Department of Rev. of Ill.  These two cases provided the basic tax nexus principle that a state could not require a [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Physical Presence Requirement for Sales Taxes2018-06-21T18:19:21+00:00

ERCOT real-time power prices spike near $1,500/MWh on record demand

2018-05-17T11:20:43+00:00

"Houston (Platts)--16 May 2018 612 pm EDT/2212 GMT. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas footprint saw real-time prices jump to four-digit territory Wednesday afternoon as power demand rose above record May peakload with above-normal temperatures. Real-time prices spiked across the footprint as real-time prices for all hubs averaged nearly $1,500/MWh for the 15-minute interval [...]

ERCOT real-time power prices spike near $1,500/MWh on record demand2018-05-17T11:20:43+00:00

U.S. Becomes Second Most Attractive Country For Renewable Energy

2018-05-03T15:44:30+00:00

The United States is the second most attractive nation for renewable energy investments, according to the newest annual global ranking prepared by Ernst & Young. https://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2018/05/01/u-s-becomes-second-most-attractive-country-for-renewable-energy-says-new-study/#47e5ce852223

U.S. Becomes Second Most Attractive Country For Renewable Energy2018-05-03T15:44:30+00:00