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Paralegal Needed – Austin, TX Law Firm

2020-01-23T21:21:46+00:00

Renewable Energy / Real Estate Paralegal Position – Austin, Texas Minimum 2 years related work experience required.  Austin, Texas law firm is adding a paralegal to work on renewable energy and real estate transactions.  The ideal candidate will have commercial real estate and renewable energy transactions experience.  Responsibilities will include: · Assist clients with [...]

Paralegal Needed – Austin, TX Law Firm2020-01-23T21:21:46+00:00

2020 Outlook: Renewables, resilience and reliability needs will drive storage

2020-01-22T13:07:22+00:00

"Falling battery costs, increasing renewables on the grid and a focus on resilience and reliability will continue to drive growth in the energy storage sector in 2020.  Storage has had a good year, experts say: multiple states have made storage deployment a priority, utilities began rolling out pilot programs and battery prices continued to [...]

2020 Outlook: Renewables, resilience and reliability needs will drive storage2020-01-22T13:07:22+00:00

Renewable Energy Law Conference – Austin, TX – Jan. 27-28, 2020

2020-01-08T14:04:51+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 15th Annual Renewable Energy Law Conference blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policy. The conference aims to inform industry participants, legal and financial advisers, as well [...]

Renewable Energy Law Conference – Austin, TX – Jan. 27-28, 20202020-01-08T14:04:51+00:00

AWEA celebrates extension of wind energy PTC

2020-01-06T13:34:23+00:00

"American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan recently released a statement celebrating the extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). The extension was included in a spending and tax bill that President Trump signed into law on Dec. 20, 2019. The package will extend for one year the PTC under section [...]

AWEA celebrates extension of wind energy PTC2020-01-06T13:34:23+00:00

Renewable Energy Law Conference – Austin, TX – Jan. 27-28, 2020

2019-12-17T12:14:41+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 15th Annual Renewable Energy Law Conference blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policy. The conference aims to inform industry participants, legal and financial advisers, as well as key legislative [...]

Renewable Energy Law Conference – Austin, TX – Jan. 27-28, 20202019-12-17T12:14:41+00:00

FERC poised to make permit decisions on four LNG export projects in Texas

2019-11-18T12:33:47+00:00

"Federal regulators appear poised to make permit decisions on the applications submitted by four liquefied natural gas export terminals in Texas.....After more than three years of review, commissioners with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have placed permit decisions for the four projects on the agenda for the agency's Thursday morning meeting."   https://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/FERC-poised-to-make-permit-decisions-on-four-LNG-14840867.php [...]

FERC poised to make permit decisions on four LNG export projects in Texas2019-11-18T12:33:47+00:00

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