Project Finance NewsWire

Publication | August 2017
Project Finance NewsWire

The Project Finance NewsWire reports on new developments affecting the power sector, gas pipelines, LNG terminals, energy storage facilities, energy efficiency, biofuels, gasification, water, toll roads, bridges, ports, stadiums and other infrastructure. We report from the perspective of a law firm down in the trenches on deals. The NewsWire is published every other month and goes to 46,000 people.

In this issue

America's Leading Renewables Market in Flux

Community choice aggregators in as many as 23 California counties, power marketers and customer-sited generation like rooftop solar could take as much as 85% of...

August 2017

Corporate PPAs

What should one make of the dip in number of new power purchase agreements signed in 2016 to sell electricity directly to large corporate buyers?

August 2017

Community Solar Risks and Landscapes

Five community solar executives talked about where community solar is getting traction, the different business models, the principal risks in deals and...

August 2017

New Trends

A panel of veteran investment bankers and one commercial banker had a wide-ranging discussion at the Chadbourne global energy and finance conference in...

August 2017

Solar + Storage: US Regulatory Issues

Battery storage is the sexy newcomer to the rooftop solar industry. Technology has rapidly improved, while prices consistently decline.

August 2017

US Offshore Wind

What to make of the growing interest in US offshore wind projects given the conventional wisdom that offshore wind cannot compete in a...

August 2017

As Solar Ascends

Solar electricity is expected to be the cheapest generating source by the middle of the next decade.

August 2017

Renewable Energy Finance: State of Play

Four project developers did a rapid survey across the renewable energy finance landscape at the 14th annual Wall Street Renewable Energy Finance Forum in...

August 2017

Environmental Update

The US Environmental Protection Agency has decided to move forward with plans to designate which cities and counties are in compliance with new...

August 2017

In other news

North Carolina Solar

North Carolina opened the door to more solar energy while imposing an 18-month moratorium on new construction permits for wind farms.

August 2017

Pennsylvania Virtual Transactions Tax

Pennsylvania is proposing to tax virtual electricity trades across the PJM grid.

August 2017

Corporate PPAs in 2017

New corporate PPAs signed through June 15 reached 1,240 megawatts, a little ahead of the pace in...

August 2017

Tax Credits in Play

Tax credits may be in play in any tax bill taken up by Congress this fall.

August 2017

Volcker Rule Rollback?

US Bank regulators may roll back part of regulations put in place to implement the Volcker rule.

August 2017

California Sales Tax Exemption for Power

California will not collect sales and use taxes on equipment bought after this year for use in electricity generation, storage ...

August 2017

Capital Gains on Contract Sale

Sale of a service contract produced capital gain rather than ordinary income ...

August 2017

Zero Emissions Credits Upheld

State plans to award “zero emissions credits” to nuclear power plants were upheld in two ...

August 2017

Connecticut Renewable Portfolio Standard Upheld

A renewable portfolio standard in Connecticut withstood challenge again in court.

August 2017

US Taxes When Foreign Investors Exit

A foreign partner in a US mining business did not have to pay US taxes on most of its gain when it sold its ...

August 2017

IRS Revisits Debt-Equity and Disguised Sales

Two US Tax regulations that affect the project finance market are in limbo.

August 2017

Solar Customer Sales Acquisition Costs

Customer sales acquisition costs are increasing for solar rooftop companies.

August 2017

Minor Memos

The Solar Energy Industries Association estimates that the solar tariffs sought by US solar panel manufacturer Suniva would cost the...

August 2017


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