President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama presented his annual State of the Union address. One of the most interesting topics

We here at Renewable Energy Law Insider would like to congratulate BP Wind Energy North America Inc. (BPWENA) on its announcement of a new 420 MW wind project located in Barber and Kingman Counties, Kansas.  The new wind project, known as Flat Ridge 2, will be located approximately 60 miles southwest of Wichita, Kansas. 

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Like the rest of America, I have been closely following the numerous (and often unflattering) accounts of the debt-ceiling drama that has unfolded in the U.S. Congress and Senate.  The questions being debated have countless implications for industries all across the country, but very few have quite as much at stake as the renewable energy

With the state and federal legislatures out of session, it has been a relatively slow couple of weeks in the world of renewable energy law.  Fortunately for you, what may seem like a lack of significant new developments is actually an excellent opportunity for me to highlight a few of the significant stories that

Today, I will continue my well-intentioned but perhaps ill-advised plan to provide you, my loyal readers, with state-by-state updates of recent noteworthy renewable energy stories (seriously, 50 states…what was I thinking?).   Fortunately, today’s state, Kansas, is near and dear to my heart. 

As I’m sure most of you are aware, Kansas is exceptionally windy.  NREL

Jeffrey Tomich of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently wrote an excellent article about a transmission line proposed by Clean Line Energy Partners, a Houston-based transmission company.  This article struck me as being particularly timely, as there are (at least) two significant problems that keep us from achieving renewable energy’s full potential in the U.S.: 

You may have noticed that things are looking a little bit different on the site today.  Yesterday afternoon marked the completion of a major transition for the blog, and today I’m proud to announce that Renewable Energy Law Insider (formerly the Renewable Energy Law Blog) has officially joined the LexBlog network!   There are lots of

Illinois has seen a flurry of activity at the county level regarding how to best balance the economic and environmental benefits of wind energy development in the state with the concerns of local landowners.  In addressing this issue, Bureau County and Iroquois County have recently decided upon dramatically different approaches, and the resulting economic impacts