On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT). The CARES Act provided an economic… Read More »Cooperatives May Qualify for Benefits Under CARES Act
Renewable Energy Incentives
Notice 2018-15 provides that the IRS shall not process applications for, or issue allocations of, the remaining unused authority to issue new clean renewable energy… Read More »N-2018-15: New Clean Renewable Energy Bonds
The versatile reciprocating engine is increasingly being selected to meet the challenges faced not only by commercial users but also by investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities… Read More »Reciprocating engines see new life from utilities, commercial installments
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… Read More »Op-ed: Should public utility commissions regulate cooperatives?
This article is reprinted from CFC Solutions News Bulletin (23 January 2017). The 19 member distribution cooperatives of Kansas Electric Power Cooperative (KEPCo), a generation… Read More »New CREBs Aid Kansas G&T’s Prairie Sky Solar Farm
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… Read More »Renewable Portfolio Standards gaining steam across the U.S. but what does that mean for a federal program?
Competing Cost-Benefit Studies Fuel Net Metering Debate
This blog post was written by AHC attorney Roland Hall.
Net metering is a billing mechanism that allows consumers to receive credit for electricity they generate from small-scale renewable energy resources and transfer onto the grid. The details of how net metering works, such as the value of credits, and the ability to bank credits, vary among the states and electric utilities that have net metering policies in place. Solar installations make up the overwhelming majority of net metering generation. Read More »Competing Cost-Benefit Studies Fuel Net Metering Debate
This guest post was obtained from CFC’s Solutions News Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 40 (Oct. 28, 2013).
Co-ops Receive $3.6 Million in Solar Funds
Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative awarded $60 million to support solar energy research and development across the country; $3.6 million was awarded to an electric cooperative initiative. The multi-state, 23-MW cooperative solar research effort will seek to identify and address barriers to solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment at electric cooperatives. Read More »Guest Post: Co-ops Receive $3.6M in Solar Funds
A prior blog post discussed a private ruling by the service regarding the allocation of purchase price among the assets of a renewable energy developer. Attorney David R. Cook discussed the ruling in a webinar on PPA taxation and recommended the participants to read the ruling with a dose of skepticism. As it turns out, on reconsideration, the Service has revoked the prior ruling because it “is not in accord with the current views of the Service.” Read More »IRS Revokes Potentially Beneficial Ruling for Renewable Energy Developers
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 will discuss important provisions in PPAs for allocating the risks and benefits arising from PPAs.Read More »AHC Attorney David Cook Presents Webinar on Power Purchase Agreements