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- August 12, 2014

Value-of-Solar is Delayed; Minnesota Community Solar Gardens Move Forward

Yesterday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“MPUC”) approved Xcel Energy’s first Minnesota-based Community Solar Garden (CSG) program. After Xcel’s initial program filing...

- June 25, 2014

Freedom to Contract: PUC Has Jurisdiction to Evaluate Force Majeure Clause Under Idaho Law

By Sarah Stauffer Curtiss This post was written by our colleague Tami Boeck for the Ahead of Schedule construction law blog. The Idaho Supreme Court recently determined in Idaho Power...

- June 23, 2014

Supreme Court Rolls Back EPA's Regulation of Greenhouse Gases in Utility Air Regulatory Group Decision

By Allison C. Smith The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a stunner with its decision this morning in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency. The Supreme Court...

- June 23, 2014

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Review Eagle Permit Rules

By Sarah Stauffer Curtiss On Friday, June 20, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”) announced its plans to engage the public in a review of how permits are issued for...

- June 20, 2014

Climate Change Mitigation: The New Energy Policy

By Roger Stark The Administration's Clean Power Plan (the "Plan"), released on June 2 and published on June 18, confirms that climate change mitigation goals are now a key driver of...

- June 03, 2014

EPA Unveils Sweeping New CO2 Rules

By Sara Bergan Yesterday EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy unveiled the highly anticipated carbon dioxide rules for existing power plants.  Dubbed the “Clean Power Plan,” the rules taken...

- May 15, 2014

FERC Initiates Proposed Rulemaking Affecting Interconnection Facilities

By Jason A. Johns During today's open meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a proposed rulemaking that impacts the owners of gen-tie lines, particularly those...

- May 14, 2014

Let the Market Decide: The Third Wave of Energy Investment in Latin America and Caribbean

By Roger Stark I recently moderated an ABA/ACORE webinar focused on cross-border renewable energy development in Latin America and the Caribbean. To introduce the topic, I recounted...

- 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...

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