William H. Holmes

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Bill Holmes concentrates his practice in the area of energy law, with a special emphasis on wind, geothermal, biomass, tidal and ocean power, and other forms of renewable energy.


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Stoel Rives Opens Office in Washington, D.C.

We are pleased to announce that we have opened a satellite office in Washington, D.C. Our new address, effective immediately:

Stoel Rives LLP
1020 19th Street NW, Suite 375
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 398-1795 / Fax: (202) 621-6394

The new office is headed by firm partner Greg Jenner, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Tax Policy and Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.

Click here to read the press release.

Women of Wind Energy's Ninth Annual Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellowships

Each year, Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) awards fellowships to women college students or recent graduates to attend the annual American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER conference.

Previous awardees include engineers, lawyers, PhDs, MBAs, technicians, meteorologists, economists and more from schools like Stanford, Columbia Gorge Community College, James Madison, UC Boulder, Appalachian State, and MIT.

Applications for Women of Wind Energy's Ninth Annual Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellowships for 2013 are due Friday February 22 at 5pm Eastern

Find more information on WoWE's website here: http://www.womenofwindenergy.org/apply-for-windpower-fellowship.html.

 

#PTC Extension: Scarcity of Utility-Scale PPAs a Big Challenge for Wind Energy in 2013

In the wake of the extension of the production tax credit, my colleague Ed Einowski has analyzed a key challenge – the relative scarcity of available utility-scale power purchase agreement RFPs. Having a PUC-approved PPA in place is generally a prerequisite for securing financing for utility-scale wind projects. Here’s what he has to say:

The extension of the production tax credit (PTC) allows the wind energy industry to move forward with projects in 2013. But the last few years – especially 2012 – have seen relatively few utility-scale wind power purchase agreements executed. Without the assured revenue source of a power purchase agreement (PPA), wind projects will generally find third-party financing – whether debt, tax equity or cash equity – unavailable. And few developers – even those with the financial resources to do so – will likely be willing to risk proceeding with project construction in the absence of a financeable PPA. As a consequence, for most developers the PTC extension presents the immediate challenge of securing a financeable PPA to enable the PTCs to be secured. Given the time it generally takes to negotiate and finalize a utility-scale wind PPA as well as pursue other key items such as turbine supply agreements and engineering, procurement and construction contracts, it will be necessary to move expeditiously.

For a more detailed discussion of the issues involved, read the full article.
 

Fiscal Cliff Bill Includes PTC Extension and Other Energy-Related Provisions

Congress yesterday passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the Act), which averted the so-called “fiscal cliff.” The President is expected to sign the Act shortly.

The Act includes a number of energy-related tax provisions, including a one-year extension and modification of the production tax credit under Section 45 of the Internal Revenue Code (the PTC) for certain renewable energy facilities. The energy-related provisions in the Act include:

  • PTC Extensions and Modifications – The PTC is extended and modified for certain types of facilities. These extensions and modifications include:

    • In the case of wind, geothermal, landfill gas, trash, marine, and hydrokinetic facilities and certain closed-loop biomass, open-loop biomass, and qualified hydropower facilities, the PTC will apply if construction begins before January 1, 2014 (rather than if the facilities are placed in service before January 1, 2014). The Act does not specify what it means to begin construction for this purpose, although there are analogous authorities that have been adopted for other purposes that may be applied. Note, however, that a facility to which this extension applies may qualify for the PTC even if it is not placed in service before January 1, 2014.

       
    • The PTC for municipal solid waste facilities is modified to exclude from the definition of municipal solid waste certain paper that is commonly recycled and that has been segregated from other solid waste.

       
    • The election to claim the investment tax credit rather than the PTC for certain facilities is extended to apply to certain facilities with respect to which construction begins prior to January 1, 2014.

       
    • The PTC for Indian coal production facilities is extended for one year, to apply to sales of qualified production during the eight-year period (rather than the previous seven-year period) beginning on January 1, 2006.
       
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Graham Noyes Among the "Top 100 People in Bioenergy" for 2012-13

I’m excited to report that my colleague and fellow Renewable + Law blogger Graham Noyes was recently named among the “Top 100 People in Bioenergy” by readers of Biofuels Digest and the publication’s editorial board. Graham was one of only three attorneys to make the list, which was headed by U.S. Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack for the third consecutive year. CEO Jonathan Wolfson and President Harrison Dillon of client Solazyme placed fourth in the list.

More than 300 individuals received votes in the annual poll, including company executives, scientists, researchers and policy leaders. Overall, leaders from organizations in 13 different countries were recognized in the poll. You can read the full list here.

Congrats, Graham!

DOE-Commissioned Study Endorses LNG Exports, Says U.S. Economy Will Benefit

A little off topic for our Renewable + Law Blog, but since the fate of renewables is often closely tied to developments in the market for natural gas, I thought this post by my colleage Erin Anderson would be of interest:

Liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) exports will benefit the U.S. economy according to a NERA Economic Consulting study commissioned by the U.S. Energy Department (“DOE”). Posted on Wednesday, December 5, the two-part study concluded that the economic benefits of LNG export will outweigh the impact of potentially higher natural gas prices. The DOE said it would take the report and public comments on the same into account in its review of 15 pending LNG export application dockets. Under federal law, grant export authorization to countries without a free trade agreement with the United States can be denied if inconsistent with the “public interest”. Economic factors are an element that must be evaluated in making the public interest determination.

The DOE study assessed a range of different assumptions about global markets, export volumes, pricing points and domestic production costs, and concluded that the US economy will experience a net positive effect after consideration of multiple scenarios. The study does not claim that there is a win-win for all socioeconomic stakeholder groups, however, noting that "[o]verall, both total labor compensation and income from investment are projected to decline, and income to owners of natural gas resources will increase."

The possibility of exporting volumes roughly equivalent to one-third of present U.S. natural gas production has generated opposition among natural gas customers, currently benefitting from a flush market of extraordinarily cheap gas resulting from hydraulic fracking. Some in the manufacturing sector fear that directing large quantities of domestic natural gas out of the US market will drive up domestic supply costs, negatively affecting manufacturing and jobs creation during the fragile economic recovery. The Industrial Energy Consumers of America issued a press release (PDF) on Wednesday challenging the report’s methodology. Dow Chemical has also taken a leading role in raising questions about the report.

Proponents of LNG exports have responded by noting that global LNG consumption will at some point decline as US costs increase beyond those of competing supplies, thus alleviating concerns that the US domestic market will be held hostage to an insatiable global market.

The Department of Energy will be accepting initial comments on the Macroeconomic Impacts of LNG Exports from the United States (PDF) study until January 24, 2012. See the Federal Register notice (PDF) for more details.

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Upcoming Webinar: How to Sell Clean Tech Products in China - A Case Study

Join Stoel Rives partner, Michael Mangelson, co-presenter, for a free webinar organized by the US China Clean Tech Center (UCCTC) and the San Francisco US Commercial Services. Learn how GE and Honeywell launched their Smart Grid project in China with our partner, TEDA ECO Center, and how you can do it too. Hear real case studies from US company executives successful in exporting their clean tech products to China.

December 12, 2012
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. PST

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Newly Published CEQA Decision Sets Precedent Regarding EIR Project Alternatives

A legal update from my colleagues Barbara Brenner and Kristen Castaños:

We are pleased to report that the California Third District Court of Appeal recently granted our request to publish its decision in a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) case in which we were lead counsel. In a challenge to the certification of an environmental impact report (EIR), plaintiffs had argued that the EIR failed to include an adequate range of alternatives to the project. The Court rejected this argument.

The case is significant for two reasons. First, it provides precedent for a lead agency and project proponent to reject alternatives that are not feasible, thus avoiding the time and cost of analyzing an infeasible alternative for fear of a CEQA suit. Second, the Court upheld the rule of reason in its finding that the analysis of the project and the No Project alternative amounted to a reasonable range of alternatives. CEQA practitioners often advise clients to identify at least one alternative that is potentially feasible. Based on this determination, a record clearly showing there is no feasible project alternative can be upheld.

Read on to learn more about the procedural background, our involvement and the significance of the ruling.

DOJ Eagle Feather and Parts Policy

From my partner Michael O’Connell:

Occasionally, we receive inquires regarding federal policies relating to actual, potential or alleged impacts of projects on bald and golden eagles and other migratory birds.

On October 12, 2012, Attorney General Holder issued a policy regarding Possession or Use of the Feathers or Other Parts of Federally Protected Birds for Tribal Cultural and Religious Purposes. The policy “formalizes and memorializes” the U.S. Department of Justice longstanding prosecutorial discretion policy regarding possession or use of feathers and parts of eagles and other migratory birds by members of federally recognized Indian tribes for religious and cultural purposes. The policy does not alter requirements that Indians obtain a permit from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to “take” eagles in the wild for religious or cultural reasons or to salvage eagle carcasses or parts that may have been killed by collision with project structures or vehicles or other causes.

This new policy reflects a deliberate federal efforts to accommodate tribal cultural and religious interests in eagles and other migratory birds. While the policy does not directly affect project developers or operations of energy, agriculture, infrastructure and other projects, it may be of interest to project developers and operators. Deliberate federal accommodation of tribal interests in possession and use of eagle and other migratory bird feathers and parts may lead federal agencies to give greater attention under NEPA and other laws affecting permits and project authorizations and in enforcement initiatives to potential project impacts on eagles and other migratory birds.

Upcoming Energy Efficiency Conference in Portland

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB), in partnership with the Univeristy of Oregon School of Law, will be presenting its 2nd Annual Policy conference on Energy Efficiency: The Next Generation on Friday, October 26, 2012, at the University of Oregon's White Stag Block (70 NW Couch Street). 

The all-day conference will focus on energy efficiency in the Pacific Northwest and its impact on the regional economy.  Featured speakers include Congressman Earl Blumenauer.  For more information, please visit the CUB Policy Center web site.

 

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October 17, 2012 — Army Announces Forthcoming RFP for Biomass Energy

October 9, 2012 — PG&E Announces Energy Storage RFI

October 9, 2012 — Governor Brown Signs Three Biogas Bills Into Law

October 4, 2012 — Utah PSC Approves 60 MW of New Distributed Solar PV in Utah

October 3, 2012 — Ralls Corp. Challenges Presidential Order Blocking Chinese-Owned Wind Projects

September 26, 2012 — TerraPass Issues California Renewable Energy RFI

September 20, 2012 — The Impact of Increased U.S. Import Tariffs for Solar Cells and Modules of Chinese Origin

September 20, 2012 — Proposed Changes to Critical Habitat Designations Would Gut Purpose of Economic Analysis

September 18, 2012 — Upcoming Event - Mission Critical: Clean Energy and the U.S. Military

September 17, 2012 — Seattle City Light Issues RFP for Renewable Energy

September 12, 2012 — PNWER Energy Storage Conference, Pivotal Leaders Event--Portland, October 8

September 7, 2012 — Only the Strong Survive: the post PTC Wind Market

August 31, 2012 — Pivotal Leaders: Networking Program for Pacific Northwest Cleantech Executives

August 27, 2012 — City of Palo Alto Announces Renewables RFP

August 24, 2012 — ABA Law Journal Seeks Nominations for Blawg 100 Amici List

August 17, 2012 — Northwestern Energy Renewable Generation RFP

August 17, 2012 — Arizona Public Service Company Gila Bend Solar RFP

August 1, 2012 — Southwestern Public Service Company Seeks Renewable Energy

July 25, 2012 — New Jersey Solar Energy Legislation Signed into Law

July 2, 2012 — Stoel Rives San Diego Office Change of Address: Effective July 2, 2012

June 15, 2012 — FERC Confirms That Its "One-Mile" Rule is a Safe Harbor for Establishing Separate Qualifying Facilities

May 14, 2012 — California Judicial Council Announces Expedited CEQA Litigation Court Rules for Qualifying Development Projects

May 9, 2012 — DTE Energy Announces Wind RFP

May 1, 2012 — SCE and SDG&E Announce 2012 RAM 2 RFOs

April 30, 2012 — PG&E Announces 2012 RAM RFO

April 20, 2012 — New Army Corps Nationwide Permits for Renewable Energy Facilities

April 17, 2012 — NHA Publishes Interactive Hydro Supply Chain Snapshot

April 9, 2012 — Enterprise Forum Northwest Seminar: Energy Storage for the Grid - May 8, 2012

April 4, 2012 — PG&E Announces 2012 PV PPA RFO

April 4, 2012 — Upcoming Webinar on Order No. 755 (Frequency Regulation) and Energy Storage

March 28, 2012 — Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. - "363 Sale" of Solar Business Unit

March 26, 2012 — Gov. Kitzhaber Names Margi Hoffman as Oregon's Energy Policy Advisor

March 20, 2012 — Upcoming Event: Energy Storage for the Grid: Watchful Waiting or the Perfect Storm?

March 19, 2012 — PG&E Announces Plans to Issue 2012 Solar PV RFO

March 9, 2012 — Don't Miss! Mission Critical: Clean Energy and the U.S. Military

February 27, 2012 — Stoel Rives Offering 50% Registration Discount at Project Finance: The Tutorial

February 1, 2012 — The Interconnection Landscape Changes Yet Again: FERC Conditionally Accepts the California ISO's Interconnection Queue Reform Phase 2

January 30, 2012 — Federal Court Holds That the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Does Not Apply to Lawful Activities That Result in the Incidental Taking of Protected Birds

January 26, 2012 — California Energy Commission Issues 2011 Integrated Energy Policy Report

January 19, 2012 — Upcoming Energy Conference Highlights

December 19, 2011 — CPUC Adopts Decision Implementing RPS Portfolio Content Categories

December 9, 2011 — FERC Rules Against Bonneville Power Administration's Environmental Redispatch Policy

December 1, 2011 — Upcoming Energy Conference Highlights

November 29, 2011 — Energy Law Alert: BIA Proposes Regulations for Surface Leases of Trust Land for Energy and Other Uses

October 31, 2011 — Upcoming Energy Conference Highlights

October 13, 2011 — CUB Policy Center and UO Hold Inaugural Smart Grid Conference in Portland

September 27, 2011 — New Resources for Electric Energy Storage

September 23, 2011 — Upcoming Energy Conference Highlights

August 26, 2011 — Great River Energy Issues Request for Proposals

August 15, 2011 — Section 1603 Cash Grants for Renewable Energy Projects TeleBriefing

August 12, 2011 — Puget Sound Energy Files for WUTC Review of "All-Source" RFP

August 4, 2011 — USFS Finalizes Long-Awaited Wind Energy Directives

July 21, 2011 — CPUC Seeks Comments in AB 2514 Electric Storage System (ESS) Docket R.10-12-007

July 19, 2011 — EPRI Project to Develop Functional Requirements for Customer Energy Storage System (CESS) Launched - Public Webcast July 22

July 15, 2011 — Upcoming Energy Conference Highlights

June 30, 2011 — PSU's Hatfield School of Government Offers "Summer Series on the New Energy Economy"

June 28, 2011 — Stoel Rives Partners to Present Wind Project Development Case Study at Chinese Wind Conference in Beijing

June 28, 2011 — Renewable Energy Law Alert: EPA Releases Draft 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards

June 24, 2011 — Coming Very Soon: CPUC Energy Storage Workshop

June 22, 2011 — FERC Seeks Comments on Ancillary Markets and Energy Storage

June 15, 2011 — Envision Solar Emphasizes Growing Intellectual Property Portfolio

June 3, 2011 — Substantial Increase in Solar Patent Activity in 2010

May 26, 2011 — Stoel Rives' Mark Hanson and Loren Hulse to speak at Metabolic Design and Algae World Summit 2011

May 5, 2011 — CEC Holds Workshop on Energy Storage for 2011 IEPR

May 2, 2011 — BLM Notices Interim and Proposed Rules Protecting Renewable Energy Development From Mining Claims

April 21, 2011 — California Public Utilities Commission Holds Prehearing Conference on Energy Storage Procurement Targets

April 21, 2011 — LexisNexis Selects Renewable + Law Blog to its Top 50 Environmental Law Blogs List

April 20, 2011 — RFI for Substation-Size Li-ion Energy Storage System Demonstration Project

April 19, 2011 — Petition for Review Filed in TXU v. FPL Curtailment Case

April 8, 2011 — Upcoming Electric Energy Storage (EES) Workshops

April 8, 2011 — California Public Utility Commission to Reopen Rule 21 Working Group

April 5, 2011 — Non-Profit Groups Challenge Colorado's RES and Question Public Policy Favoring Wind Energy

March 29, 2011 — All Party Meeting Concerning California's 2011 RPS Procurement

March 28, 2011 — A Unique RFP for Energy Storage

March 24, 2011 — California Court Enjoins Implementation of Cap-and-Trade

March 24, 2011 — California Court Enjoins Implementation of Cap-and-Trade

March 24, 2011 — New Stoel Rives California Environmental Law Blog

March 24, 2011 — COMMISSIONER FLORIO NOTICES ALL-PARTY MEETING CONCERNING 2011 RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD PROCUREMENT

March 15, 2011 — California Public Utilities Commission Holds Workshop on Energy Storage Legislation

March 8, 2011 — Upcoming Energy Conference Highlights

March 1, 2011 — Boiler Hazardous Air Pollutant Emission Rules Released By EPA

February 28, 2011 — FERC and Feed-in Tariffs: Opportunities and Challenges in California and Other States Webinar - March 2, 2011

February 28, 2011 — Tradable Renewable Energy Credits in California Webinar - March 1, 2011

February 22, 2011 — Energy-Related Tax Proposals in President's 2012 Budget

February 9, 2011 — LexisNexis Nominates Renewable + Law Blog for Top 50 Environmental Law Blogs of 2011 Award

February 1, 2011 — ALJ Releases Ruling Setting Briefing Schedule for CPUC Implementation of Amendments to CA Feed In Tariff Program

February 1, 2011 — Texas Moves Ahead With New Transmission to Support Renewable Energy

January 25, 2011 — Renewable Electricity and Wine - A Perfect Pairing

January 18, 2011 — Upcoming Energy Conference Highlights

January 14, 2011 — The California Public Utilities Commission Lifts Moratorium on Approval of Tradable Renewable Energy Credit Transactions; Limits Use of Out-of-State Generation for California RPS Compliance

January 11, 2011 — Solar Energy Development on U.S. Bureau of Land Management Lands: Opportunities and Obstacles Created by Shifting Legal Sands

December 22, 2010 — California Adopts its Cap-and-Trade Program for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

December 22, 2010 — California Public Utilities Commission Approves Renewable Auction Mechanism

December 22, 2010 — Stoel Rives Helps Launch Solar Industry's First EPC Contract Template

December 17, 2010 — Energy Tax Law Alert: Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010

December 13, 2010 — Energy Law Alert: EPA Publishes CO2 Geologic Sequestration Rule in Federal Register

December 1, 2010 — Biofuels Law Alert: EPA Releases Final Renewable Fuel Standards for 2011

December 1, 2010 — Energy Tax Law Alert: ODOE Issues Final Administrative Rules

November 8, 2010 — California Election Results Provide Endorsement for Renewable Energy

November 2, 2010 — OPUC Circulates Straw Proposal for Utility Smart Grid Planning

October 25, 2010 — US-China Wind 2010: Building Strategic Cooperation

October 13, 2010 — Upcoming Webinar: Legal Implications of Energy Storage

October 12, 2010 — Smart Grid Oregon Announces Its First Policy Conference--November 9, 2010

September 30, 2010 — Air Resources Board Adopts 33% Renewable Energy Standard; Four California Energy Agencies Vow to Cooperate on Implementation

September 7, 2010 — California Energy Commission Proposes Revisions to RPS Guidebooks

September 2, 2010 — California Legislature Fails to Pass 33% Renewable Portfolio Standard

August 27, 2010 — Energy Law Alert: CPUC Proposes to End Moratorium on TREC Transactions; Increase Cap to 40%

August 23, 2010 — THIS WEEK IN BIOFUELS, A PATENT PERSPECTIVE

August 11, 2010 — DOE Issues Waiver Under Section 1605 of ARRA for Solar PV Equipment Projects

August 6, 2010 — USDA Issues Notice of Funding Available for Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies

August 5, 2010 — CPUC Lifts Hold On CSI Applications

August 5, 2010 — This Week in Biofuels, A Patent Perspective

August 4, 2010 — Illinois Legislation Passed to Encourage Renewable Energy Investment

August 2, 2010 — Texas Court of Appeals Hands Down Decision in Important Wind Curtailment Case

July 23, 2010 — CPUC Staff Issues White Paper on Electric Energy Storage (EES)

July 23, 2010 — CPUC Staff Issues White Paper on Electric Energy Storage (EES)

July 23, 2010 — The Week in Biofuels, A (U.S.) Patent (Application) Perspective

July 22, 2010 — THIS WEEK IN BIOFUELS, A (PCT) PATENT PERSPECTIVE

June 25, 2010 — California Solar Initiative Handbook Update: Warranty Requirements

June 25, 2010 — Treasury Department Issues Additional Guidance Regarding Cash Grant Begin Construction Requirement

June 23, 2010 — Midwest ISO Final MVP Cost Allocation Proposal Won't Charge Generators for New Transmission Needed for Wind Energy

June 22, 2010 — Massachusetts Suspends In-State Requirement for Renewable Energy Generation and Modifies Solar Carve Out

June 17, 2010 — Upcoming Webinar: The Race to Solar: Who's In It to Win It?

May 27, 2010 — Mitsubishi Alleges that General Electric, Co. Is Engaging in Anti-Competitive Behavior in the Variable Speed Wind Turbine Market

May 21, 2010 — California and FERC Agreement to Coordinate Hydrokinetic Project Development

April 28, 2010 — 2010 International BIOMASS Conference and Expo - May 4-6, 2010

April 22, 2010 — TransCanada challenges Massachusetts RPS

April 20, 2010 — Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Recommendations Regarding Procedures for Energy Project Development

April 16, 2010 — Free Webinar on New Advanced Renewable Fuel Standard/RFS2

April 8, 2010 — Nebraska Public Power District Wind and Renewables RFPs

March 30, 2010 — Nevada State Office of Energy Seeks Renewable Energy Proposals

March 23, 2010 — Colorado Increases its Renewable Energy Standard to 30% by 2020

March 11, 2010 — Conservation Advocacy Group Files Lawsuit to Force ESA Decisions on Dozens of Pacific Northwest Species

March 11, 2010 — Treasury Creates Safe Harbor for Smart Grid Investment Grants

March 11, 2010 — National Hydropower Association Regional Meeting Underway in Juneau

March 3, 2010 — White Paper Explains New Advanced Renewable Fuel Standard/RFS2

March 2, 2010 — 186 More Species to be Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)

February 25, 2010 — EPA Delays Regulation of GHGs as Stationary Source Emissions

February 12, 2010 — SEC Adopts Interpretive Guidance on Disclosure Regarding Climate Change

February 12, 2010 — Colorado Likely to Increase its RPS to 30% by 2010

February 7, 2010 — APS Announces Wind and Solar RFPs

February 4, 2010 — SEC Posts Climate Change Interpretive Release

February 4, 2010 — Stoel Rives LLP assists with first juwi-developed U.S. wind farm

January 28, 2010 — Join us for a RETECH Side Event - February 4, 2010

January 27, 2010 — SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance on Greenhouse Gases

January 21, 2010 — Upcoming Webinar: Impact of State RPS's and the Prospect of a Federal RPS on What Utilities are Doing in Terms of Purchasing the Output of Wind Farms - January 27, 2010

January 13, 2010 — February 9 Breakfast Seminar on Developing, Permitting and Financing Biomass Facilities

January 11, 2010 — XCEL Plans New Wind Solicitation In Connection With Anson Plant

January 11, 2010 — CPUC Proposed Decision on TRECs--Comments Due January 19

January 8, 2010 — Interior Secretary Salazar Invites Parties Interested in Cape Wind Project to Resolve Impact of Determination that Nantucket Sound Is Eligible for Listing as an Historic Property

December 21, 2009 — Zino Green Investment Forum

December 7, 2009 — EPA Announces "Endangerment" and "Cause or Contribute" Findings

November 25, 2009 — Upcoming Webinar: Stimulus Bill Part 3 - The DOE Loan Guarantee Program for Clean Energy Projects

November 12, 2009 — Upcoming Webinar: The Treasury Grant Program - Follow-up and Q&A

November 10, 2009 — Come Visit Us at E3, The Midwest's Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference, on Nov. 17, 2009

October 23, 2009 — Upcoming Webinar: The Stimulus Bill - Structured Tax Incentives

October 9, 2009 — News from the Sustainability Front

September 25, 2009 — Avista Seeks Additional Renewable Energy

September 25, 2009 — EPA Issues Final GHG Reporting Rule

September 21, 2009 — Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Carbon Dioxide Nuisance Suit Against Utilities

September 3, 2009 — November 17: Energy, Economics and Environment (E3) Conference

August 27, 2009 — Friday Webinar on Commercialization of Advanced Biofuels (Algae)

August 23, 2009 — NV Energy Issues RFI for Short Term (1 Month to 3 Years) Energy Supply

July 22, 2009 — Six Years, Not Ten--New Time Limits Govern Certain Claims against Designers, Consultants and Contractors

July 9, 2009 — Treasury Issues Guidance on Applications for Grants in Lieu of the ITC and the PTC

July 9, 2009 — Show Me the RMBs: Analysis of Foreign Investment Opportunities in China's Stimulus Package

July 2, 2009 — Stoel Rives Expands Its San Diego Office

June 25, 2009 — Green Trademarks and Eco-Friendly Claims

June 24, 2009 — Labor Unions Target Renewable Energy Development

May 28, 2009 — LLC Law Monitor

May 18, 2009 — Doing Business with Indian Tribes

May 5, 2009 — AWEA, Chicago and Law of Wind 5th ed

March 23, 2009 — Stoel Teams with EUCI to Present Law of Renewable Energy Webinars

November 20, 2008 — Washington Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Kittitas Wind Project

November 20, 2008 — The Shape of Waves to Come: Forecasting the Future of Ocean Power Conference (Portland, OR, February 10-11, 2009)

October 3, 2008 — Congress Extends PTC and ITC--More Analysis to Follow

September 22, 2008 — Ocean Energy Makes Waves Again

August 22, 2008 — Algae Takes Wing

August 22, 2008 — Texas Court Rules in Horse Hollow Wind Farm Case

August 22, 2008 — When is a Green Building Lease Like a Power Purchase Agreement? Avoiding Deja Vu All Over Again

August 4, 2008 — More on The Oregon Public Utility Commission's Decision in Honeywell

August 1, 2008 — More Good News for Solar!

August 1, 2008 — The New (2nd) Edition of the "Law of Biofuels"

July 25, 2008 — Comments on 500+ Page MMS Rule Due September 8

July 21, 2008 — The Cutting Edge of Carbon Sequestration Law

July 21, 2008 — Is the Glass Half Empty, or Half Full?

July 15, 2008 — A Darker Shade of Green: Stoel Rives Announces Firmwide Sustainability Campaign

July 8, 2008 — Relocating the Wind: Creative Transmission Solutions

July 8, 2008 — Ohio's New RPS Yields Duke Renewables RFP

June 16, 2008 — Minnesota "Sweet Spot Report" Published on June 16