Georgia State and Local Governments Receive Expanded Authority for Conservation Projects

In the 2020-2021 session, the Georgia General Assembly amended existing laws to expand state and local governments’ authority to enter conservation projects.  In connection with these projects, the contractor guarantees that cost savings or revenue increases will cover any …

Court Dismisses Cross Claims Against Utility Based on Construction Anti-Indemnity Statute

When a plane crashed and several passengers and crew died or were injured, their representatives sued several defendants, including a nearby plant owner, Milliken & Company (“Plant Owner”), based on claims that transmission lines on Plant Owner’s property were too …

Solar Resources for Universities and Local Governments: City and County Solar PV Training Program

NREL, in support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, is offering a no-cost PV training program for 50 cities and counties seeking to go solar on their facilities (both buildings and land).

Cities and counties will …

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 …