Op-ed: Should public utility commissions regulate cooperatives?

Dan Nemes of MN350 (an organization addressing the global climate crisis), offers this op-ed in the 6 February issue of  Rochester, Minnesota’s Post-Bulletin, opposing the Minnesota Legislature’s recently proposed legislation that he believes will negatively impact the state’s renewable energy …

Renewable Portfolio Standards gaining steam across the U.S. but what does that mean for a federal program?

A Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a regulation that requires the increased production of energy from renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal. RPS-type mechanisms have been adopted in several countries, including Britain, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, …

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

For the last two decades, federal agencies like the Department of Defense (DoD) 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 …

Electric Cooperatives Face Increasing Scrutiny Over Net Metering Issues

This blog post was written by AHC attorney Roland F. Hall.

Electric Cooperatives Face Increasing Scrutiny Over Net Metering Issues

Net metering is a billing mechanism that allows consumers to receive credit for electricity they generate from small-scale renewable energy …

Cooperative’s PPA Lawsuit Against G&T Remanded

A federal appellate court recently addressed a distribution cooperative’s lawsuit against a G&T cooperative with which it had a power purchase agreement.  Though the lawsuit alleged the G&T cooperative breached the PPA, the latest ruling focused on whether federal courts …

AHC Attorney David Cook Presents Webinar on Power Purchase Agreements

AHC attorney David R. Cook will present a webinar regarding the legal and tax aspects of power purchase agreements (PPAs). Along with two other power industry professionals, he will address accounting and tax issues involved with PPAs.  In addition, David …

Guest Post: DOE Develops Cyber Risk Tools for Utilities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released an initial version of a document designed to assist electric utilities in assessing their cyber security vulnerabilities. DOE developed the guide in coordination with several other agencies and electric industry representatives, including …