Archive: September 2014

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K&L Gates to Host Deal Room at Energy Storage North America Conference
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Blumenauer Introduces Energy Tax Extenders Bill, Includes a Sought-After Amendment for Solar
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Phase I of CA 2030 Low Carbon Grid Study Completed: 50% GHG Reduction Feasible; Energy Storage to Play a Key Role
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Release of Expert Panel Report on the Renewable Energy Target in Australia

K&L Gates to Host Deal Room at Energy Storage North America Conference

K&L Gates will once again be the Exclusive Deal Room and Gold Sponsor of the Energy Storage North America conference, September 30 – October 2 in San Jose, CA.  K&L Gates partners Bill Holmes and Charlie Schwenck will be moderating panels at ESNA. 

The K&L Gates Deal Room is an ideal place to hold your energy storage business meetings in a convenient and private atmosphere during the conference. Reservations are required — to make yours, click here.  In addition, discounts for the conference are available.  Please contact Bill Holmes for more information.

Blumenauer Introduces Energy Tax Extenders Bill, Includes a Sought-After Amendment for Solar

On Thursday, September 18, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) led a group of 18 House Democrats in introducing the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014 (H.R. 5559). The bill would extend several energy tax incentives—many of which Congress allowed to expire at the end of 2013—through the end of 2015. The bill would also extend the production tax credit (PTC), as well as the election to receive an investment tax credit (ITC) in lieu of the PTC, for facilities producing energy from renewable resources through the end of 2016. Read More

Phase I of CA 2030 Low Carbon Grid Study Completed: 50% GHG Reduction Feasible; Energy Storage to Play a Key Role

Last week, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) began releasing the results of Phase I of the California 2030 Low-Carbon Grid Study, which is designed to show how the electric sector can most cost-effectively support California’s ambitious GHG emissions goals.  The study is generally referred to as the “Low Carbon Grid Study” or “LCGS” by NREL and the approximately 30 companies, foundations and trade associations that participated in the study. Read More

Release of Expert Panel Report on the Renewable Energy Target in Australia

On 28 August 2014, the Expert Panel on the Renewable Energy Target (RET) released its long-awaited Report on the RET scheme in Australia, recommending that both the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target and the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme be modified through a number of proposed options. Under the more drastic of these proposals, the Panel recommended that the LRET be closed to new entrants, and that the SRES be abolished immediately.

To read the full alert, click here.

 

 

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