Tag: Renewable

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

Congress Passes Extension and Modification of Production Tax Credit

News reports have already alerted people to the fact that Congress has extended the Production Tax Credit ("PTC") for wind as part of its agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. The bill – named the American Tax Relief Act of 2012 – extended the sunset date for wind through December 31, 2013. This extension gives … Continue Reading

Army Announces Forthcoming RFP for Biomass Energy

From my colleague Chad Marriott, who is attending the RETECH 2012 Conference in Washington, DC: Today at ACORE’s RETECH 2012 conference in Washington, D.C., John Lushetsky, Executive Director of the U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force ("EITF") announced that the Army expects to issue a request for proposals within the next 90 days for a … Continue Reading

PG&E Announces Energy Storage RFI

California’s Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”) announced today that it plans to issue an Energy Storage Request for Information (“RFI”) to obtain information on utility-scale, dispatchable, and operationally flexible storage resources through a solicitation of interest from technology providers, owners, and developers of energy storage resources.  PG&E said that it plans to issue the … Continue Reading

Georgia Power Files for Advanced Solar Initiative

On September 26, 2012, Georgia Power filed with the Georgia Public Service Commission a proposal for the creation of the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative, a program that would result in the procurement of up to 210 megawatts of solar generation through power purchase agreements. Of the 210 MWs, 180 will come from utility scale projects … Continue Reading

TerraPass Issues California Renewable Energy RFI

TerraPass Inc., recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) on behalf of a client that is interested in ownership, investment and/or long-term bundled renewable energy offtake opportunities within PG&E territory.  The RFI seeks information from firms with renewable energy projects that are currently under development or construction in California and have projected online dates in 2014 or 2015. TerraPass’ … Continue Reading

Seattle City Light Issues RFP for Renewable Energy

Seattle City Light recently issued a request for proposals f(RFP) or up to 150,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy or renewable energy credits per year, starting in 2020.  The projects that generate the RECs or energy must qualify as eligible according to Washington State’s renewable portfolio standard. In addition, City Light will require a minimum output guarantee and credit … Continue Reading

PNWER Energy Storage Conference, Pivotal Leaders Event–Portland, October 8

The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Energy Storage Coaliation (ESC) will be holding an important energy storage conference at the Portland Convention Center on October 8, 2012.  ESC has worked with the Oregon and Washington public utility commissions to bring together a diverse mix of developers, utilities and regulators to share their perspectives on opportunities and barriers … Continue Reading

White House Executive Order calls for 40 GW of new CHP capacity by 2020

Last week the White House issued an Executive Order calling for 40 GW of new CHP capacity by 2020: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/08/30/executive-order-accelerating-investment-industrial-energy-efficiency The Executive Order on Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency (also known as combined heat and power (CHP) or cogeneration) calls for federal agencies (including the Departments of Energy, Commerce and Agriculture), States, industrial companies … Continue Reading

City of Palo Alto Announces Renewables RFP

The City of Palo Alto, California, is seeking a minimum of 20 gigawatt-hours (GWh) annually, not to exceed 80 GWh/year, from eligible renewable resources. The City will not, however, consider proposals for the sale of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) alone . The City intends to negotiate and execute one or more power purchase agreements with … Continue Reading

California Issues 2012 Bioenergy Action Plan

The California Bioenergy Interagency Working Group has released its 2012 Bioenergy Action Plan, with the goal of facilitating the development of bioenergy in California on a variety of levels, including research and development support, streamlining and consolidating permitting, facilitating access to transmission, pipelines, and other distribution networks, and policies and laws to monetize the benefits … Continue Reading

ABA Law Journal Seeks Nominations for Blawg 100 Amici List

The American Bar Association Law Journal recently announced it is accepting nominations for Blawg 100 Amici, the Journal’s annual list of the 100 best legal blogs. If you would like to submit a nomination for Renewable + Law Blog, the ABA has a handy online nomination form available. Submitting should take about 5 minutes. You … Continue Reading

Army Holds Pre-Proposal Conference in Huntsville on Renewable Energy Procurement

On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Army Engineering & Support Center in Huntsville, AL held a pre-proposal conference to discuss the final multi-award task order contract that was issued on August 7, 2012 (the “Final RFP” or “MATOC”).  My colleague, Lane Tucker, and I attended to hear the Army’s presentations and to engage directly with … Continue Reading

Northwestern Energy Renewable Generation RFP

Northwestern Energy has issued an RFP seeking up to 45 MW of renewable generation that qualify under Montana’s community renewable resource requirement.  The RFP process is being managed by Land Energy Consulting.  The first conference call for the RFP was held on August 15, and a second is scheduled for September 12.  Proposals are due at … Continue Reading

Army RFP Pre-Proposal Conference Announced and Amendments Published

On August 14, 2012, the Army Engineering & Support Center published the details of the pre-proposal conference for the final request for proposals that was issued last week (the "Final RFP").  The conference will be held on August 22, 2012 at the Redstone Arsenal Sparkman Center, Bob Jones Auditorium, Building 5300, Martin Road, Huntsville, Alabama 22202.  Registration will be … Continue Reading

Army Issues Final RFP for $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Contracts

On August 7, 2012, the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama issued its much-anticipated final solicitation for renewable and alternative energy utilizing power purchase agreements (PPAs) or other contractual equivalents (Solicitation Number W912DY-11-R-0036, the "Final RFP").  The draft RFP was issued on Friday February 24, 2012 and the Army has been in active discussion … Continue Reading

UPDATE! Renewables Contracting with the U.S. Military

Below are a few important updates for those interested in opportunities to contract with the U.S. armed services for renewable energy: NEW Solicitation for NAWS China Lake:  On July 26, 2012, the Department of the Navy published a Request for Information (RFI) for the development of large scale renewable energy generation at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China … Continue Reading

Further update on Expiring Provisions

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, sometimes a chairman’s mark will change just before the committee marks up legislation.  Chairman Baucus’s did.  Here is a description of the now-included PTC/ITC proposal: Description of Proposal  The proposal extends and modifies the expiration dates for the renewable electricity production credit and the 30-percent investment credit in … Continue Reading

Possible Agreement on Extension of Tax Provisions, including PTC

Senators Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch, chairman and ranking member respectively, of the US Senate Finance Committee, have just announced that they have reached agreement on legislation to extend certain expiring tax provisions.  The bill will be marked up by the Finance Committee on August 2. The details of the proposal have not been announced.  … Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Interior Moves to Streamline Solar Development in the West

As my colleagues Kristen Castaños and Melissa Foster posted on the Stoel Rives California Environmental Law Blog, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced today that it will publish the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (“Solar PEIS”) for solar energy development in six southwestern states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.  The Solar PEIS is a … Continue Reading
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