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J. Michael Showalter, Daniel J. Deeb
The Ninth Circuit recently weighed in on whether localities’ natural-gas infrastructure bans are preempted by federal laws including the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).
Birgit Matthiesen, Samantha Overly Patel
Five Questions, Five Answers
J. Michael Showalter
A new set of environmental policies embraced by the Biden Administration ― environmental justice (EJ) ― may soon spur litigation in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) space.
Ryan C. Granholm, Amy Antoniolli, Jane E. Montgomery
On Friday, January 27, 2023, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a new law, Public Act 102-1123, which refines county governments’ ability to regulate new commercial wind and solar energy facilities. Specifically, PA 102-1123 prohibits counties from banning or establishing moratoriums on wind.
Ryan C. Granholm, J. Michael Showalter
As Illinois’ implementation of the Energy Transition Act, PA 102-0662 — commonly referred to as the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) — continues, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) is developing a Renewable Energy Access Plan to help achieve the law’s renewable electricity goals.
Jane E. Montgomery, Samuel A. Rasche
On December 15, the White House added a new Guidebook to the Inflation Reduction Act to its clean energy webpage.
Jeffrey B. Tate , Samantha Overly Patel, Rachel Scott
On November 29, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury issued a Notice of Initial Guidance (the Notice), which provides the first round of guidance with respect to the prevailing wage requirements and apprenticeship requirements introduced in the Inflation Reduction Act (the IRA).
Ryan C. Granholm, J. Michael Showalter
A new federal program that will provide up to $8 billion to the clean hydrogen industry reached its first milestone last week, with at least a dozen groups applying to be selected as “regional clean hydrogen hubs.”
Ryan C. Granholm, Amy Antoniolli, Jane E. Montgomery
A new federal proposal may reduce the burden and costs for wind energy projects and power lines to ensure compliance with federal wildlife protections.
James Kim, Birgit Matthiesen, Antonio J. Rivera, David R. Hamill, Jeffrey B. Tate
Passed in August of this year, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was heralded by many as a landmark piece of climate legislation in the United States. The IRA’s tax credits for electric vehicles were among its most anticipated benefits. The direct benefits appear to be slow in emerging.
Jeffrey B. Tate , Evgeny Magidenko, Samantha Overly Patel, Rachel Scott, Jivesh Khemlani
Following the enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on August 16, the US Treasury Department (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued six notices.
Ryan C. Granholm, J. Michael Showalter
As part of the Illinois Commerce Commission’s (ICC) ongoing effort to draft a Renewable Energy Access Plan, ICC staff is considering methods to encourage transmission development across the state. The draft Plan may influence ICC transmission policy, including Illinois’ participation.
Ryan C. Granholm, J. Michael Showalter
It’s been one year since Illinois passed a sweeping energy bill – the Energy Transition Act, PA 102-0662 – commonly referred to as the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA). The law targets 50% renewable electricity procurement by 2040 and 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050.
September 22, 2022 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sarah A. W. Fitts
Sarah Fitts will moderate at the Young Professionals in Energy NYC live panel discussion on September 22, 2022.
Amy Antoniolli, Evgeny Magidenko
Projects that produce or recycle wind turbine blades, manufacture energy storage equipment, or refine or blend renewable or low-carbon fuels may qualify for up to a 30 percent tax credit under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The IRA provides some significant wins for US manufacturers.
Jane E. Montgomery, David M. Loring, Evgeny Magidenko
This week, President Biden signed legislation designed to infuse billions of dollars into the economy to promote clean energy, manufacturing, and construction through a wide array of tax incentives and grants.
Evgeny Magidenko
Today, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the “Act”). Although the proposal further restricting the availability of long-term capital gain treatment with respect to carried interests ultimately was dropped from the final version of the bill.
Samuel A. Rasche, Jane E. Montgomery, Evgeny Magidenko
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), has several primary goals, including: promoting clean energy, manufacturing, and construction through a wide array of tax incentives and grants; and raising revenue through the primary mechanisms of a new corporate alternative minimum tax.
Sara A. McQuillen, J. Michael Showalter
Regulators at all levels – federal, state, and local – seek to address climate concerns. On July 27, Washington, DC, joined localities banning natural-gas hookups when Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an ordinance limiting use of fossil fuels like natural gas in newly constructed buildings.
Samuel A. Rasche, Jane E. Montgomery, J. Michael Showalter
US Senate Democrats Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin reached a compromise on the fiscal year 2022 budget reconciliation that includes $369 billion in new spending to spur clean energy and technology over the next decade. The bump in spending would be off-set by corporate tax changes.
Sarah A. W. Fitts
In the inaugural Energy & Cleantech podcast series, Sarah A. W. Fitts speaks with We Took the Risk (Expected Publication - Fall, 2022) author and renewable energy thought leader Tom Weirich about the future of renewable energy and the characteristics needed to encourage innovation in the industry.
J. Michael Showalter
The Department of Energy (DOE) has adopted two new rules for commonly-used light bulbs which are intended to phase out most incandescent bulbs in favor of LED lightbulbs, which use less energy and last significantly longer.
Daniel J. Deeb, Alex Garel-Frantzen
The tremendous popularity of social networks and advances in virtual reality (VR) and distributed ledger technology are helping to usher in a new technological frontier: an emerging computer-generated universe often called Metaverse.