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Renewable Energy Outlook Blog

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Nevada Legislature Approves Bills to Encourage Distributed Generation and Community Solar Projects

USA - June 8 2017 The Nevada legislature took several actions in the last days of its 2017 legislative session to reopen the state to the development of and investment…

IRS Releases 2017 PTC Amounts

USA - April 12 2017 The IRS just published its annual notice that provides the inflation adjustment factors and reference prices used in determining the amount of the…

Right-To-Work Laws Continue to Gain Momentum at Federal, State, and Local Levels

USA - February 27 2017 For nearly fifty years, the debate over “right-to-work” laws had largely been considered settled. The concept was popular in the south, where a…

Supreme Court of Illinois Says Courts Can Decide ARES Rate Disputes

USA - January 4 2017 Courts - not the ICC - have jurisdiction over rate cases involving an ARES, said the Supreme Court of Illinois.[1] In a unanimous opinion written by…

IRS Issus New Guidance on the Beginning of Construction Safe Harbor For Renewable Energy Projects

USA - December 21 2016 The IRS recently issued Notice 2017-4 (the “Notice”) which makes two important changes to its “beginning of construction” rules for taxpayers seeking…

USPTO Again Proposes To Revise Duty Of Disclosure In View Of Therasense

USA - October 31 2016 More than five years after the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in Therasense and its first proposed rulemaking under that decision, the USPTO has…

IRS Revokes Favorable PLR Concerning Ability of Tribe to Pass ITCs to Lessee in Master-Tenant Structure

USA - October 24 2016 In recently released Private Letter Ruling 2016-40-010 (the new ruling), the IRS prospectively revoked PLR 2013-10-001 (the original ruling)…

GMO Food Labeling And CRISPR

USA - September 22 2016 A new law targeted at GMO food labeling instructs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish standards for identifying “bioengineered” food. While…

Magistrate Judge Nixes TB Test Kit Claims

USA - September 13 2016 In a "Report and Recommendation on Defendants' Joint Motion To Dismiss," U.S. Magistrate Judge Cabell of the U.S. District Court for the District of…

The Top 10 Things you Need to Know About Voluntary Disclosures and Government Refunds

USA - September 6 2016 In February 2016, CMS issued the highly anticipated Final Rule on reporting and returning Medicare Part A and B overpayments. The Final Rule was…