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US wind, solar finance alternatives rise as sector rushes against looming tax credit expiration

2019-11-04T13:18:22+00:00

"One developing finance approach would take advantage of potentially "billions of dollars" waiting to go into U.S. wind and solar projects from foreign and other investors without a use for tax credits. ....Alternatively, a range of new technology-neutral tax credit proposals could incline lawmakers to establish long-term certainty for innovative resources that would open [...]

US wind, solar finance alternatives rise as sector rushes against looming tax credit expiration2019-11-04T13:18:22+00:00

Wholesale Power Prices Surge in Texas’ ERCOT Market

2019-08-13T11:46:34+00:00

"The extreme heat that sent electricity demand and prices surging to record levels in Texas on Monday is threatening to do it all over again on Tuesday. [On Monday,] [w]holesale power prices jumped 36,000% to average as much as $6,537.45 a megawatt-hour across the Texas power grid." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-12/searing-texas-heat-pushes-power-prices-to-near-record-levels

Wholesale Power Prices Surge in Texas’ ERCOT Market2019-08-13T11:46:34+00:00

Texas rules in favor of wind and solar

2019-01-31T12:55:48+00:00

"Texas regulators have ruled that any renewable generation source connected to the state’s HVAC [(high voltage alternating current )] grid does not have to account for marginal losses, as the market turbulence it would cause isn’t worth the benefit, and it would go against the original spirit of the project." https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2019/01/30/texas-powergrid-rules-for-wind-and-solar/ [...]

Texas rules in favor of wind and solar2019-01-31T12:55:48+00:00

Texas wind generation breaks record, ERCOT reports

2018-12-21T13:02:21+00:00

"Texas wind set a new record last week.  At 12:07 am Friday, wind power generated 19,168 megawatts of electricity for a brief moment, beating the previous record of 17,920 megawatts, recorded at 3:32 p.m. on Nov. 12, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the state's primary electric grid operator."   https://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/Texas-wind-generation-breaks-record-ERCOT-13481063.php

Texas wind generation breaks record, ERCOT reports2018-12-21T13:02:21+00:00

Austin, Texas Law Firm – Looking to hire Renewable Energy / Commercial Real Estate Associate Attorney.

2018-11-26T12:44:03+00:00

Austin, Texas law firm, Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria LLP, seeks associate attorney for its Renewable Energy and Real Estate practice areas. Experience with Renewable Energy or Commercial Real Estate transactions preferred. Send resume to kkaiser@sbaustinlaw.com. Firm information - www.sbaustinlaw.com

Austin, Texas Law Firm – Looking to hire Renewable Energy / Commercial Real Estate Associate Attorney.2018-11-26T12:44:03+00:00

Lazard Study Confirms Wind, Solar Costs Falling Below Those Of Conventional Generation

2018-11-16T10:56:26+00:00

"Lazard Ltd., a financial advisory and asset management firm, has released its annual studies comparing the costs of energy from various generation technologies and of energy storage technologies for different applications. Importantly, Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE 12.0) shows that, in some scenarios, alternative energy costs have decreased to the point that they are now at [...]

Lazard Study Confirms Wind, Solar Costs Falling Below Those Of Conventional Generation2018-11-16T10:56:26+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

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