With renewable energy growing in acceptance every day, distributed generation (DG), locally produced energy, is expected to increasingly replace the large, centralized power grid that we’ve all grown accustomed to.

  • Earlier this year, the utility trade group Edison Electric Institute warned of distributed energy’s potential to disrupt the traditional utility’s century-old business model of charging

I’d like to take a moment to briefly highlight an upcoming event at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (my law school alma mater).  The event, hosted by the University and held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City, will feature a number of interesting speakers all focusing upon the them of “Expanding Business Opportunities in

On March 23, 2012 the Interior Department’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), working with the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee, released guidelines designed to help wind energy project developers avoid and minimize impacts of land-based wind projects on wildlife and their habitats.  These voluntary Guidelines, which take effect immediately, are designed to provide Best

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

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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Feed-in Tariffs (FITs): A feed-in tariff (often referred to as FITs) is a governmental policy that is intended to encourage renewable energy development by guaranteeing that project developers will be able to enter into long-term purchase agreements for the electricity they generate from renewable resources.

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Every once in a while, I stumble across something so good that I have to share it with you all. 

Here’s the back-story.  I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of first-movers.  It takes a peculiar mix of genius, foresight and a seemingly illogical disregard of risk to do something truly original.  Being the geek

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