Georgia Passes Solar CUVA Bill

Georgia House Bill 238 authorizes the withdrawal of property from a conservation use covenant for purposes of developing a solar generation plant.  Before the law was passed, subject to certain limited exceptions, properties under a conservation use covenant generally could

Private sector partnerships help DoD meet goals for energy efficiency and renewable energy production

Solar EnergyFor the last two decades, federal agencies have set mandates to reduce energy intensity, lower greenhouse gases and increase use of alternative energy sources. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires federal agencies to reduce energy intensity …

Takeover Rights In Renewable Energy Project Development

Renewable projects are typically complex and require substantial amounts of capital.  Some parties may bring expertise; others may bring equipment components; while others may bring funds.  In any event, these multiple parties will have agreements — called development agreements — …

AHC Attorney to Present on Energy Savings Performance Contracts

AHC attorney David Cook will speak at Facilities America 2012 on September 10 through 13, 2012, in Washington, D.C.   He will address “Energy Savings Performance Contracting From the Owner’s Perspective.”

ESPCs are contracts through which contractors install energy-efficient equipment, implement …

The Impact of Ambiguity in Construction and Engineering Contracts for Energy Projects

A July 31, 2012 ruling by a federal district court illustrates the importance of using clear provisions in contracts for energy construction.  The case centered on a developer’s argument that its contract with an engineering firm contained a performance guaranty …