Tag Archives: Wind

DOE Releases Annual Wind Market Reports

On Tuesday, DOE released three reports covering wind-power trends and developments: the 2016 Wind Technologies Market Report, the 2016 Distributed Wind Market Report, and the 2016 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report. The eleventh annual Wind Technologies Report summarizes trends and new … Continue reading

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Nevada Governor Vetoes Higher Renewable Portfolio Standard and Community Solar Incentive; Florida Governor Signs Tax Break for Renewable Equipment

While several states have recently enacted legislation focusing on renewable energy, last week Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed bills pertaining to Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and incentives for community solar projects. Assembly Bill 206 would have revised Nevada’s RPS … Continue reading

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FERC’s Non-Binding Advisory Orders Not Reviewable in Court

Last month, in Portland General Electric Co. v. FERC, the D.C. Circuit clarified that the federal appellate courts lack jurisdiction to review non-binding, advisory orders from FERC that merely interpret provisions of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 … Continue reading

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Columbia University Report: Repurposing Oil and Gas Financing for Renewable Project Development

Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy published a report this week, Financing Solar and Wind Power: Insights from Oil and Gas, considering whether the financial tools used in the oil and gas industries for raising capital could serve as … Continue reading

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EIA Reports Increases in Generating Capacity in 2016

According to the Energy Information Administration, in 2016, more generating capacity was added to the U.S. grid than in years past and that by the end of the year wind generating capacity surpassed hydropower capacity. EIA reports that in 2016, … Continue reading

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