Friend Added as Partner

2016-11-23T15:01:52+00:00

The law firm of Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria is pleased to announce that Gregory S. Friend has been named a partner in the Firm. Greg joined the Firm in 2012 and has significant experience as a transactional and regulatory attorney with a primary focus on renewable energy law. He practices in the Firm’s [...]

Friend Added as Partner2016-11-23T15:01:52+00:00

New Army Corps Nationwide Permits for Renewable Energy Projects in Effect

2012-04-20T10:34:44+00:00

The United States Army Corps of Engineers, the regulatory body responsible for implementing the permitting regime related to wetlands and other subjects pursuant to Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act, has released new nationwide permits specifically intended for use in renewable energy development. The new permits went into effect on March 19, 2012. [...]

New Army Corps Nationwide Permits for Renewable Energy Projects in Effect2012-04-20T10:34:44+00:00

Fish & Wildlife Proposes Revisions to Bald and Golden Eagle Act Permits

2016-11-23T15:01:54+00:00

On April 12, 2012, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced a proposal to revise the regulations associated with issuing permits under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The proposal would amend permit regulations from 2009 regarding the take of eagles that may result from various activities. The current rules create a permitting structure [...]

Fish & Wildlife Proposes Revisions to Bald and Golden Eagle Act Permits2016-11-23T15:01:54+00:00

Department of Interior/Fish and Wildlife Service Release Final Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines

2012-03-23T11:18:45+00:00

This morning the Department of Interior, and specifically the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, released the final version of its land-based wind energy guidelines. The voluntary guidelines are intended to address "wildlife conservation concerns at all stages" of wind development, and are the result of a five-year process that included federal and state agencies, Native [...]

Department of Interior/Fish and Wildlife Service Release Final Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines2012-03-23T11:18:45+00:00

India’s ‘Astonishing Auction’ Pushes Down Global Solar Price

2016-11-23T15:01:54+00:00

India has been cutting solar-power costs to a record low by pushing developers into auctions, which has been key to avoid the lowering renewable energy subsidies that have hurt the European market.   Under the program, the Indian government proposed to purchase solar power at 15,390 rupees per megawatt-hour for 25 years.  Companies then bid to [...]

India’s ‘Astonishing Auction’ Pushes Down Global Solar Price2016-11-23T15:01:54+00:00

Wind Electricity to be Fully Competitive with Natural Gas by 2016, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance

2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

Over the next five years, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) expects that wind energy will be competitive with natural gas.  Research showed that the cost of wind-generated electricity has fallen 14% for every doubling of installation capacity.   Continued performance improvements and cost reductions, combined with better materials and manufacturing, larger turbines and more experience in [...]

Wind Electricity to be Fully Competitive with Natural Gas by 2016, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

State Supreme Court sends wind farm case back to district court

2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

The Kansas Supreme Court has, for the second time, remanded a lawsuit challenging a Wabaunsee County ban on commercial wind farms back to district court for additional evidence and proceedings.  Zimmerman V. the Board of Wabaunsee County Commissioner was brought by Wabaunsee County landowners who have entered into contracts for the development of commercial wind [...]

State Supreme Court sends wind farm case back to district court2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

Wind Power Transmission Lines Rise Across Texas

2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

There is a rush in Texas to build transmission lines in an effort to promote wind power.  At a cost of $6.8 billion, the transmission lines will serve to transmit wind energy from remote areas to the more populated cities, such as Dallas.  Texans will likely pay for this project through future electric bills, projected