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- May 02, 2014

American Bird Conservatory Sends Notice of Intent to Sue Administration Over Revised Eagle Permit Rule

Posted on May  2, 2014 by Sarah Stauffer Curtiss On April 30, 2014, the American Bird Conservancy (“ABC”) sent a Notice of Intent to Sue (“Notice”) to Secretary of the Interior Sally...

- April 22, 2014

Northern States Power Company Issues 100 MW Solar RFP

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Sara Bergan Northern States Power Company (d/b/a Xcel Energy) released its long-awaited solar request for proposals (RFP) today. Although it had earlier...

- April 21, 2014

The Price of Developing Power Projects in Kern County Just Went UP

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Jason A. Johns The East Kern Wind Resource Area (EKWRA)--it's a mouthful--and it's also a hotbed for renewable energy development and the location of a fight...

- April 18, 2014

Court Declares Minnesota Coal Law Unconstitutional: Electrons Favor the Laws of Physics to Those of Governments

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Sara Bergan Minnesota legislators passed the Next Generation Energy Act in 2007 which, in part, established power sector standards for carbon dioxide emissions....

- April 16, 2014

California's Utilities Must Lower Barriers to Storage Systems

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Jason A. Johns In a proposed decision issued yesterday from the California Public Utilities Commission, an administrative law judge (ALJ) determined that...

- April 08, 2014

Ameren Should LOSE the Latest Battle Over Option 1 Network Upgrade Funding in the Midcontinent ISO Region

Posted on April  8, 2014 by Jason A. Johns Ameren is at it yet again--perpetuating a method for funding generator interconnection network upgrades in MISO that the Federal Energy Regulatory...

- April 03, 2014

Minnesota Legislature Looks to Jump Start Renewable Energy Exports

By Thomas Braun The Minnesota State Legislature is currently debating a bill that would ease the regulatory burden on independent power producers looking to export wind and solar energy...

- March 28, 2014

Fake Punt! Minnesota Commission Immediately Reevaluates Motion, Advances Solar Plus One (or more) Gas Plants

By Sara Bergan In a follow up to our prior post, we now report that the Minnesota Commission subsequently modified its initial decision to clarify that Xcel Energy is directed to negotiate...

- March 28, 2014

CPUC Adopts Transitional Net Metering Rules for Pre-Existing Distributed Generation Systems

By Seth D. Hilton On Thursday, March 27, 2014, the California Public Utilities Commission established rules for transitioning distributed generation renewable energy systems from the...

- March 27, 2014

Minnesota Commission Punts on Resource Decision: Keeps Solar in the Game

By Sara Bergan After the years of inconclusive resource planning, months of contested case proceedings, and days of oral argument, discussion and review that led to today’s deliberations,...

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