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California Establishes Fund To Combat Wildfire Threats
On July 11, 2019, the California Legislature passed, and Governor Gavin Newsome quickly signed into law, Assembly Bill 1054, which creates the potential for a $21 billion fund to assist Californian utilities
United States
23 Jul 2019
FERC Confirms That FPA Section 203 Approval Is Not Required For Tax Equity Investment
FERC has issued a declaratory order confirming that no approval under Section 203 of the FPA is required in connection with the transfer or issuance of passive tax equity interests in public utilities...
United States
13 Oct 2017
Supreme Court Of Illinois Says Courts Can Decide ARES Rate Disputes
The case arose when a residential electricity customer signed up to receive her power from an alternative retail electric supplier instead of her local public utility.
United States
10 Jan 2017
Massachusetts Raises Caps On Solar Net Metering
Massachusetts has raised the caps on the Commonwealth's net metering program.
United States
14 Apr 2016
North Carolina Considers Additional Statewide Permitting Requirement For Solar Farms
North Carolina has been a hotbed of activity for residential and utility scale solar developers. According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, the Tar Heel State ranks fourth in the country in terms of installed solar capacity.
United States
3 Feb 2016
California Net Metering Ruling; Installations Greater Than 1 MW Now Eligible
In a closely watched hearing, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted 3-to-2 in favor of extending net metering in California.
United States
1 Feb 2016
FERC Clarifies That Certain Qualifying Facilities (QFs) Are Exempt From FPA Section 203
FERC's regulations clearly exempt small power production QFs 30 MWs or smaller and cogeneration QFs of any size from most sections of the FPA, including section 203.
United States
13 Dec 2015
California Expands Renewable Portfolio Standard To 50% By 2030
Currently, California's three investor-owned utilities are on track to meet the state's thirty-three percent renewable energy goal by 2020.
United States
26 Oct 2015
EPA's Clean Power Plan Presents Challenges, Opportunities For Manufacturers
Although the final CPP places less emphasis on demand-side EE than the original proposed rule from 2014, the final plan still anticipates meeting its ultimate carbon emission reduction goals by using a healthy dose of demand-side EE.
United States
23 Oct 2015
Arizona Rooftop Solar Regulations Highlight Distributed Generation Debate
Sunny Arizona is again in the middle of a nationwide debate between solar companies and utilities.
United States
16 Sep 2015
Energy Storage Opportunities From Hawaii To New York City
Utilities across the country are currently issuing a number of requests for proposals ("RFPs") to procure energy storage resources.
United States
31 Jan 2015
Iowa Supreme Court Decision Boosts Renewable Energy Development
A recent Iowa Supreme Court decision may give a boost to small-scale renewable energy development in that state.
United States
22 Jul 2014
Next-Generation Manufacturers Are Saving Money On Energy
Foley attorneys Tom Mullooly and Kurt Rempe recently published an article in IMPO Magazine and laying out the important steps manufacturers can take to reduce their energy costs.
United States
20 Feb 2014
Energy Industry Updates For April 2009
Seeking to guide the development of a modern electric grid and to encourage utilities to invest in smart grid technology, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a proposed Policy Statement and Action Plan on March 19, 2009 to provide guidance to the electricity industry on standards for the following...
United States
19 May 2009
Utilities: Uncle Sam Is Asking, “Are Your Red Flags Ready To Fly By November 1, 2008”?
Utility companies might be dangerously unaware that they have a looming deadline for compliance with complex new federal regulations.
United States
14 Sep 2008
Technology Contracts: KNOW THY VENDOR!
A cardinal rule of any contract for services or products is to “know your vendor.” Granted, the requisite knowledge will vary with the risk profile of the service or product, but information technology and business process outsourcing contracts invariably require close vendor scrutiny.
United States
14 Sep 2008
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