Tag Archives: Renewable Energy

Further IRS Clarification on Tax Credit Prerequisites for Renewable Energy

As discussed on early blog posts (April 15th and April 28th), the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 modified the definition of a qualified facility under Section 45(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for purposes of the production tax … Continue reading

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Army Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of its Energy Initiatives Task Force by Spending $7 Billion

On September 9, 2013 the Army awarded $7 billion worth of Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (“MATOC”) for wind technology.  This leaves only biomass to round out the Army’s four-pronged energy

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Unusual Advance Notice of DOE Funding Opportunity for Renewable Energy Projects for Federal Facilities

The Department of Energy has released advance information on a funding opportunity expected in Fall 2013.  The program will provide direct funding for capital projects and other initiatives that increase energy efficiency and reliance on renewable energy sources.  Two types … Continue reading

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Clean Tech Investments on the Upswing

In an analysis released earlier in July, the market intelligence firm Cleantech Group reported that global venture capital investment  totaled $1.76 billion in the second quarter of 2013, up 56% from the previous quarter ($1.1 billion).  North American investment was … Continue reading

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This Is Not Your Father’s FERC: Understanding The New, Central Role of FERC’s Enforcement Division – Part II

The Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has changed significantly in the past decade.  Its staff has increased from under 20, a decade ago, to 200 lawyers, economists, analysts, and investigators today.  Moreover, FERC has historically … Continue reading

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