Tag Archives: renewable energy

Center for Resource Solutions Confirms Greenberg Traurig as First Major Law Firm Certified by its Green-e® Energy Program

The non-profit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) confirmed that Greenberg Traurig is the first major law firm to be certified through its Green-e® Energy program. In addition, CRS has certified that Greenberg Traurig’s North American offices are powered by 100% renewable energy. The CRS Green-e® Energy program has been called the leading renewable energy certification program in the United … Continue Reading

Update: Latin America Renewable Energy Calls for Public Bids

Read in Spanish/Leer en Espanol. Please find below an update of relevant considerations regarding Calls for Public Bids in Renewable energy matters in Latin America (see prior related GT Alerts here). Colombia On Sept. 29, 2020, President Iván Duque Martínez held the official presentation ceremony of companies Afinia and Air-e as two new electric power … Continue Reading

Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020: Spotlight on the Extensions of Certain Alternative Energy Tax Credits

On Dec. 21, 2020, Congress passed a COVID-19 relief bill (the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021), which President Trump signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. The bill includes the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, which provides much-anticipated extensions to critical alternative energy tax credits (including those for wind and solar projects) … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Represents BayWa r.e. in Installation of the Company’s Largest Onshore Wind Project to Date

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP served as lead counsel for BayWa r.e. in the financing, and sale of the 250 MW Amadeus Wind Project, which completed construction and achieved financial close in December. Situated northwest of Abilene in Rotan, Texas, the wind farm is BayWa r.e.’s largest onshore wind project completed to date and “will generate … Continue Reading

Pleasing All the People Some of the Time: New York Simultaneously Proposes Regulations Implementing Its New Siting Law and Community Benefit Program for Renewable Projects

Earlier this year New York state, conceding that its previously enacted siting law had not been effective in siting large-scale renewable energy projects, enacted the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act (codified primarily in N.Y. Executive Law § 94-c; hereinafter, the Act). The Act, effectively a new siting law for renewable projects, created, … Continue Reading

EU Commission Limits the Netherlands’ Plans to Subsidize Green Hydrogen Production

On Sept. 14, 2020 the Dutch minister of Economic Affairs and Climate informed the Dutch Parliament that the EU Commission does not consent to the granting of subsidies for the environmentally friendly production of hydrogen through sustainable energy (so-called ‘green hydrogen’) under the Dutch SDE++ scheme in the form requested by the Dutch government. State-aid … Continue Reading

New York’s Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act Sends Positive Signals to Renewable Energy Developers, and Revamps Renewable Siting

In January 2020, in his annual budget address, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed a complete overhaul of renewable energy siting. In his 30-day amendments to the executive budget, he proposed the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act (the “Act”). The proposal would apply to large and mid-sized renewable projects, energy storage, … Continue Reading

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Proposes Radical Reshaping of Siting Process for Renewable Projects

In his annual budget address on Jan. 21, 2020, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proposed a complete overhaul to New York’s siting of renewable energy projects. Noting that siting a project under the current Article 10 process takes 5-10 years to begin construction, the governor found that the current process simply does not work. … Continue Reading

Update: Latin America Renewable Energy – Calls for Public Bids

This Mexico City GT Alert provides an update to our August 2019 alert, Latin America Renewable Energy: Calls for Public Bids. Click here for the full GT Alert, which provides updates on Latin America renewable energy public bids in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, and the Dominican Republic.… Continue Reading

FERC Launches Comprehensive PURPA Overhaul

On Sept. 19, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to modernize the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), to address market changes in the energy landscape over recent decades. Comments are due 60 days from publication in the Federal Register. PURPA was enacted in 1978 … Continue Reading

Latin America Renewable Energy: Calls for Public Bids

Update: The Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia published on September 18 a new Resolution (number 4-0725) in connection with the call for electricity generation projects through renewable energy sources (Resolution 4-0591). This new resolution establishes an additional automatic award mechanism for the long-term energy agreements for the referred projects. The new award mechanism will … Continue Reading
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