Tag Archives: RES

New Renewable Energy Legislation in Colorado

The legislature of the State of Colorado has been very active on renewable energy issues over the last few weeks.  Three bills have been making steady progress through the House and Senate in Denver, each of which could have a noticeable effect on the renewable industries in the state. I.   Coal-Mine Methane as a Renewable … Continue reading

President Obama’s Energy Plan: A Closer Look

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama presented his annual State of the Union address. One of the most interesting topics discussed, at least to my biased ears, was the importance of pursuing an “all-of-the-above” strategy for developing every potential energy resource at the country’s disposal. While I’m always thrilled when renewable energy policy gets a prominent … Continue reading

States Renew Interest in Renewable Energy Standards

Despite the doom and gloom that seems to be dominating the renewable energy headlines of late, I’ve noticed an interesting trend that should bode very well for the continued development of renewable energy in the United States.  While the Federal Government’s lack of action on the 1603 grant has cast serious uncertainty about the future … Continue reading

California Legislature Approves Renewable Energy Standard of 33%* by 2020

A few weeks back I discussed the importance of robust Renewable Energy Standards for the future of renewable energy development in the United States.  It seems that the the state of California agrees, as yesterday the state legislature passed legislation which will give California the most ambitious renewable energy standard in the nation.  This legislation, which … Continue reading

Important New Renewable Energy Laws in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has undergone a significant legislative overhaul over the course of the last year to help advance its agenda of encouraging the development of renewable energy projects within the state.  A few of the most important legislative measures for project developers are as follows: Oklahoma has established a voluntary Renewable Energy Standard (17 Okla. Stat. … Continue reading

All RECs are not created equal: Bundling and Geographic Sourcing

In last week’s overview of Renewable Energy Standards, I briefly described the concept of Renewable Energy Credits (“RECs”).  Generally speaking, RECs are one of the most common mechanisms that states use to ensure that utilities are complying with the state’s RES.  A REC is essentially a certificate that gives the holder credit for developing a … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Standards – A Primer

As this is a new blog, I thought it would be a good idea to have the first few posts give a broad overview of some of the big concepts in renewable energy law before diving into the more nuanced issues that are dominating the current conversation.  With that in mind, it seemed appropriate to start … Continue reading