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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

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

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

How Texas blew to the top in wind power

2018-01-31T12:50:36+00:00

“Texas is the only state in the nation that operates its power grid without federal oversight. Did that contribute to Texas’ rapid expansion in wind power? Yes, according to a recent report, which examined how Texas achieved its [...]

How Texas blew to the top in wind power2018-01-31T12:50:36+00:00

Renewable Energy Law Conference Austin, Texas January 29 and 30

2018-01-08T13:27:23+00:00

"Join leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The Renewable Energy Law Conference blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax and regulatory policy, and is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisors, and key legislative and regulatory [...]

Renewable Energy Law Conference Austin, Texas January 29 and 302018-01-08T13:27:23+00:00