Project Finance NewsWire

Publication December 2016

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.

In this issue

Renewable Energy After the US Elections

Donald Trump said three things during the campaign about energy: he favors an all-of-the-above energy policy, he wants to bring back 30,000 coal jobs, and he...

December 15, 2016

California: A Shifting Market for Solar

by Laura Norin and Naina Gupta, with MRW & Associates, LLC in Oakland, California The California Public Utilities Commission is in the process of changing two...

December 15, 2016

Chile: Solar Outlook

Chile had 6.7 megawatts of installed solar capacity at the end of 2013...

December 15, 2016

Lessons From Community Solar Financings

Community solar projects are starting to be financed by traditional lenders and tax equity investors, but many sponsors still struggle to figure out how to attract...

December 15, 2016

Wind Tax Equity Market

Two prominent tax equity investors, whose banks accounted for roughly 30% of the big-ticket US renewable energy tax equity market in 2015, and two wind developers...

December 15, 2016

DOE loan guarantee program: new rules

The US Department of Energy has adopted mid-course corrections to its loan guarantee program for financing projects that use innovative technologies. The changes,...

December 15, 2016

Infrastructure Opportunities After The US Elections

The November 8 federal elections in the United States could have a significant effect on the US infrastructure and P3 markets...

December 15, 2016

Infrastructure Funds Move Into SEC Spotlight

Infrastructure fund managers should focus on the types of fees they charge their funds and the manner in which fees and conflicts are disclosed to fund investors...

December 15, 2016

Environmental Update

Anyone who suggests he or she knows what will happen with environmental regulation and energy policy under a Trump administration is pulling your leg...

December 15, 2016

In other news

Tax Change Risk

Change-in-tax-law risk is getting more attention in deals. The Trump victory in November and Republican control of both houses of Congress make corporate tax...

December 15, 2016

Infrastructure Tax Credit

A Trump infrastructure credit could subject returns of infrastructure investors to a negative 113% income tax rate...

December 15, 2016

Treasury Loses Key Case

The US Treasury lost a significant case in the US claims court...

December 15, 2016

State Mandates and Incentives

State plans to promote renewable energy and nuclear power are at risk in two widely watched lawsuits in New York and Connecticut...

December 15, 2016

US Solar Data

US solar generating capacity looks likely to increase by more than 50% in 2016. The United States added more than 4,134 megawatts of new PV installations in the...

December 15, 2016

Foreign-Owned US Companies

Some foreign-owned US companies will have to disclose their foreign owners and transactions with affiliates starting in 2017...

December 15, 2016

Offshore Wind

Minor Memos. Electricity prices for offshore wind farms continue to set new record lows...

December 15, 2016


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