Tagged Legal

DOJ Urges Court to Reconsider Oakland’s Climate Case

By Energy in Depth The U.S. federal government is pushing the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling that revived Oakland and San Francisco’s lawsuits targeting energy companies for the alleged costs of climate change. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an amicus brief in support of the companies’…

The German energy market review July 2020

By Simon Goess Coal phase-out and building energy legislation completedThe coal phase-out and the associated structural aid are now cast into two laws and were adopted at the beginning of July 2020. We examine the regulations on the coal phase-out in detail here. The overview: The phase-out of coal-fired power generation in Germany is to…

Wind turbine zoning approved; millages pass #MI

By National Wind Watch BRANCH COUNTY – The Sherwood wind turbine zoning ordinance will take effect, approved by township voters, 321 to 157. Branch County Concerned Citizens had mounted a campaign to lobby to create the law and to pass it. A petition to put the proposal to a vote was filed after it was…

CMS Enterprises secures 51% stake in 525-MW Texas wind farm

By WPED Staff Pillsbury lawyers represented CMS Enterprises in the purchase of a majority 51% stake in the Aviator Wind project in Texas. Kansai Electric Power Co. has secured the other 48.5% of the 525-MW project. Once operational, Aviator Wind will be the largest single-phase wind project in the ERCOT area and the largest single-phase,…

Solar Alliance tests robotic lawnmower at Tennessee ground-mount project

By Kelsey Misbrener Solar Alliance Energy announced it is working with Husqvarna, Leeper Hardware and Appalachian Outreach as part of a test to determine the capabilities of the Husqvarna Automower robotic mower at an operating solar system in Tennessee. The test will provide valuable information regarding the performance of the Husqvarna Automower at an operating,…

Wind turbines on private property a flash point for Iowa lawmakers #IA

By National Wind Watch Three GOP members of a key committee say they plan to block state regulators from expanding their authority to turn over private property for wind energy developments. Some Iowa counties have passed local zoning ordinances restricting where wind turbines may be placed. Critics say those restrictions would be overruled by the…

VW settlement funds spark string of North Carolina electrification projects

By EDF Energy Exchange By EDF BlogsBy Michelle AllenAfter years of legal and legislative wrangling at state and federal levels, the first round of Volkswagen settlement funds will soon begin to flow to grantees. Thanks to the leadership of Rep. Chuck McGrady (R-Hendersonville), the General Assembly unanimously passed legislation in June to release $31 million…

A Billion Dollar Milestone for the Western Grid

By Ralph Cavanagh A celebrated political adage goes something like “a billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” Everyone who is part of the giant 14-state western power grid just learned of a $1 billion reduction in their utility bills, courtesy of a regional initiative called the Energy Imbalance Market…

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