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Electricity Looking Hot, Hot, Hot in Texas

2020-06-15T12:37:55+00:00

"Texas is expected to be one of the only U.S. power markets with higher electricity demand this summer, which bodes for an exciting few months for some energy companies .....The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the grid operator for roughly 90% of Texas’s electric load, expects to set another record for peak electricity demand [...]

Electricity Looking Hot, Hot, Hot in Texas2020-06-15T12:37:55+00:00

New Documentary “Switch On” Combats Energy Poverty

2020-05-20T13:06:34+00:00

"For much of the past two years, Bureau of Economic Geology Director Scott W. Tinker has been traveling the world to film a crucial documentary that illustrates the crisis of energy poverty. Some 2.5 billion people live in some form of energy poverty today. Access to secure energy impacts all other major humanitarian issues, [...]

New Documentary “Switch On” Combats Energy Poverty2020-05-20T13:06:34+00:00

US Treasury to Tweak Tax Credit Deadlines for Renewables Projects

2020-05-08T10:34:03+00:00

"A concise three-sentence letter sent by the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday suggests relief is on the way for a renewables industry concerned about meeting quickly approaching tax credit deadlines.  The letter came in response to a late April appeal from a bipartisan group of senators, who asked that the Department extend deadlines for [...]

US Treasury to Tweak Tax Credit Deadlines for Renewables Projects2020-05-08T10:34:03+00:00

The Solar ‘Duck Curve’ Might Look Different Under Coronavirus

2020-04-12T13:44:05+00:00

"It's unclear why this last week's data shows a deepening of the belly of the curve, given the continuation of high temperatures. But as for the steepening of the duck's "neck," Hinson noted that Austin typically has a lively nightlife. But under lockdown, people who might otherwise go out in the evening stayed home [...]

The Solar ‘Duck Curve’ Might Look Different Under Coronavirus2020-04-12T13:44:05+00:00

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