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Solar-plus-storage likely the ‘next big thing’ in ERCOT: expert

2018-10-23T11:33:44+00:00

"Austin, Texas — Solar energy -- increasingly paired with battery storage -- is likely to be the "next big thing" in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, attendees of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance annual GridNEXT conference learned Monday.  During a workshop about the Texas Power Market, Peter Kelly-Detwiler, principal of the NorthBridge Energy [...]

Solar-plus-storage likely the ‘next big thing’ in ERCOT: expert2018-10-23T11:33:44+00:00

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

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

Whiskey and Wind

2018-04-05T18:11:14+00:00

Midwest distillery commits to 100% wind energy "MGP, a U.S. supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches, has embarked on a major renewable energy initiative, committing to sourcing 100% of their electricity needs from wind power. Through a three-year agreement that took effect April 1, the company has made a [...]

Whiskey and Wind2018-04-05T18:11:14+00:00