Category — Government Incentives
From MercuryNews.com (4/8/2013 – 4:48 PM PDT) Solar financing startup Mosaic, widely known as the “Kickstarter for solar,” has a financing platform that allows individuals to invest in small to medium-size rooftop solar energy projects. [Read more →]
April 12, 2013 Comments Off
On March 29, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued updates to its emissions limits for new power plants under the mercury and air toxic standards (“MATS”). The less stringent limits are a result of new information and analysis the EPA received during the reconsideration period of MATS. The EPA stated that the revisions should not alter the control technologies that owners and operators must install to comply with MATS.
April 9, 2013 Comments Off
The New York Times reported that the extension of the Federal production tax credit has had a positive impact on wind-powered projects. Projects that were previously stalled following the lapsing of the incentive at the end of last year, are now gearing back up. Read the full article here:
March 22, 2013 Comments Off
Law360, Los Angeles (March 19, 2013, 6:44 PM ET) — The Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Federal Housing Finance Agency had legally ended a program that financed renewable energy retrofits for houses, saying courts can’t hear challenges to the agency’s decision to deny mortgage financing for homeowners who received money under the program. [Read more →]
March 20, 2013 Comments Off
On January 24, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit refused to rehear a decision of a three-judge panel of the court that overturned EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (“CSAPR”). CSAPR addressed the interstate transport of pollutants emitted by electric generating units (“EGUs”) located in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The panel decision in the EME Homer City v. EPA case, issued on August 21, 2012, found that EPA had misinterpreted underlying statutory requirements. One of the panelists, Judge Judith Rogers, issued a lengthy and sharp dissent. EPA and state and environmental supporters then asked the panel to reconsider its decision and also asked the full court to rehear the decision on banc. The three judge panel today refused to reconsider its decision, with Judge Rogers again dissenting, and the full court refused to rehear the case en banc, with no judge dissenting.
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January 28, 2013 Comments Off