We are pleased to announce Brittany May Dadon has joined our firm.

2017-10-15T12:57:18+00:00

Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria is pleased to announce the addition of Brittany May Dadon to its Commercial Real Estate, Renewable Energy and Texas Tax practice groups Brittany joined Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria, LLP in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Brittany worked as an attorney in the legal division of [...]

We are pleased to announce Brittany May Dadon has joined our firm.2017-10-15T12:57:18+00:00

Texas’ Monticello power plant closes, signaling the undeniable shift to natural gas and renewable energy

2017-10-10T11:50:32+00:00

"If there were any remaining doubts, the age of coal is over and the era of natural gas and renewables is officially here. Luminant's decision last week to shut its Monticello Power Plant near Mount Pleasant, one of Texas' largest and dirtiest coal-fired electricity plants, is a prime example of this shift."   https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2017/10/09/texas-monticello-power-plant-closes-signaling-undeniable-shift-natural-gas-renewable-energy [...]

Texas’ Monticello power plant closes, signaling the undeniable shift to natural gas and renewable energy2017-10-10T11:50:32+00:00

Texas solar industry watches as trade case moves forward

2017-10-03T11:56:23+00:00

"A recent solar energy boom in Texas and other states could be hobbled, critics warn, if a federal agency agrees to levy taxes or other protective measures on solar products made abroad. The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday to consider imposing a tariff or price floor on imports [...]

Texas solar industry watches as trade case moves forward2017-10-03T11:56:23+00:00

Solar Tariff Case Advances as ITC Finds ‘Injury’

2017-09-22T19:02:09+00:00

" The threat of solar tariffs moved one step closer to reality on Friday when U.S. trade commissioners unanimously agreed that imported solar equipment has caused "serious injury" to domestic manufacturers. The vote handed a victory to Suniva and SolarWorld, which filed a rare petition under Section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act, arguing [...]

Solar Tariff Case Advances as ITC Finds ‘Injury’2017-09-22T19:02:09+00:00

Utilities Line Up to Profit From ‘Slowest Trainwreck’ in History

2017-09-19T18:52:34+00:00

"The unrelenting plunge of power prices will benefit companies that can withstand new challenges from upstart wind and solar newcomers, according to two of Europe’s biggest utilities. Only large companies with diverse portfolios and resources will have the weight to compete against renewable projects that sell subsidy-free power to markets, Enel SpA’s Chief Executive [...]

Utilities Line Up to Profit From ‘Slowest Trainwreck’ in History2017-09-19T18:52:34+00:00

Texas Wind Farms Survive Hurricane Harvey

2017-08-31T13:16:36+00:00

"Wind farms are generally engineered to withstand up to Category 3 hurricane-strength winds. Even though Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast as a Category 4, no wind turbines were destroyed by the storm’s winds. Why not? In coastal Texas, there are just over 2,000 megawatts of wind power capacity already installed. However, three projects [...]

Texas Wind Farms Survive Hurricane Harvey2017-08-31T13:16:36+00:00

Trump and Perry reject King Coal’s pleas

2017-08-25T12:58:05+00:00

"Standing up to your friends and doing the right thing is hard, particularly in politics. That's why the refusal by President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry to rig the nation's electricity markets and pander to coal mining executives is such a breath of fresh air. Perry released his long-anticipated study on the [...]

Trump and Perry reject King Coal’s pleas2017-08-25T12:58:05+00:00

Battery storage: The next disruptive technology in the power sector

2017-08-03T23:40:06+00:00

"Storage prices are dropping much faster than anyone expected, due to the growing market for consumer electronics and demand for electric vehicles (EVs). Major players in Asia, Europe, and the United States are all scaling up lithium-ion manufacturing to serve EV and other power applications. No surprise, then, that battery-pack costs are down to less [...]

Battery storage: The next disruptive technology in the power sector2017-08-03T23:40:06+00:00

Warren Buffett Set to Become a Texas Energy Tycoon

2017-07-10T14:15:45+00:00

"Buffett’s latest investment is a $9 billion, all-cash deal to buy Energy Future Holdings, the parent company of Texas electric grid giant Oncor. The subsidiary is the biggest utility in Texas, according to the New York Times, clocking in at 10 million customers. The billionaire marked the announcement of his Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway’s bid [...]

Warren Buffett Set to Become a Texas Energy Tycoon2017-07-10T14:15:45+00:00