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Renewable Energy Outlook Blog

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German Regulators Craft Guidelines Addressing the Ethical Issues Raised by Driverless Cars

Germany - August 28 2017 As driverless cars prepare to enter the roadway, regulators are closely considering the implications of how software is programmed. When faced with an…

White House Wants to Renegotiate NAFTA to Help Automotive Companies, Who May Not Want the Help

USA - August 24 2017 As anticipated by the Dashboard as far back as December 2016, the current administration is determined to renegotiate (or scrap) the North American…

Federal Circuit Provides More Guidance On Biosimilar Patent Litigation

USA - August 22 2017 In Amgen Inc. v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that Amgen could not obtain discovery related to activities that might infringe a patent that…

N.C. Governor Signs H.B. 589

USA - August 3 2017 North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has signed H.B. 589 into law. H.B. 589, otherwise known as the Competitive Energy Solutions Plan, adds the…

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…