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Upcoming Event: NECA 2017 Renewable Energy Conference (March 6)

March 1, 2017 | Blog | By Energy Technology News Team

The Northeast is a leading region in the United States for renewable energy generation and sourcing through competitive markets. The Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA) supports environmentally sound, reliable and cost-effective wholesale and retail markets for the production and delivery of electric power supply, as well as competing energy services and resources alternatives, including conservation, innovative demand-side and power delivery technologies.

Tax Reform Legislative Outlook

February 28, 2017 | Blog

As Republicans hold control of the executive and legislative branches, comprehensive reform of the tax code is one of their top policy priorities. While they agree on the need to reduce the corporate tax rate and reform the system, Republicans have yet to unite around a specific provision or path forward.
As the 115th Congress gets underway, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) have reintroduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, better known as Portman-Shaheen. The bill is cosponsored by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE), Al Franken (D-MN), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Roger Wicker (R-MS).

Upcoming Event: Overview of Seed Stage Financing Structures

February 13, 2017 | Blog | By Sahir Surmeli

Seed financing is critical to entrepreneurs and emerging growth stage companies looking to jumpstart their business, yet the initial investment a business needs can often be the hardest to find. Particularly for clean energy companies building new, industry-disrupting technologies, bringing in early financing can enable start-ups to develop and test their products and designs.

GOP Senior Statesmen Call for Carbon Tax

February 9, 2017 | Blog | By Thomas Burton

A group of Republican senior statesmen is calling for a carbon tax to fight climate change. Led by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz and former Secretary of Treasury Henry M. Paulson Jr., the group believes a carbon tax, which depends on increasing fossil fuel prices to reduce consumption, is a "conservative climate solution" based on free-market principles.

Are You Managing Your Cybersecurity Risks?

February 6, 2017 | Blog | By Energy Technology News Team

In our current business environment, managing cybersecurity risks is of the utmost importance. Our own Tom Burton, Member of the firm’s Corporate & Securities Section and Founder and Chair of the firm’s Energy Technology Practice, was recently interviewed by Marcus McInnis, Director of Operations for Lockheed Martin’s Cybersecurity Innovation Center, on this increasingly popular topic.

Upcoming Event: EUCI's U.S./Canada Cross-Border Energy Trade Summit

February 3, 2017 | Blog | By Energy Technology News Team

The United States and Canada form the largest integrated energy market in the world, operating on more than 50 grid connections of transmission wires and pipelines, according to EUCI.

Year in Review: The Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

January 18, 2017 | Blog | By Thomas Burton

With President-Elect Donald Trump and his administration officially moving into the White House this Friday, the landscape of energy policy, investment, and incentives could see major changes in 2017.
Financial advisory and asset management firm Lazard recently published its annual report on the costs of electricity generation technologies, finding that the costs for clean energy projects continue to decrease.
On December 15, 2016, the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) released an in-depth research report providing guidance for the evolving electric power sector.
Settling during your appeal of an unfavorable district court judgement may leave you stuck with the lower court’s original ruling, as suggested in the recent district court ruling in Protegrity USA, Inc., et al. v. Netskope, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-02515-YGR (N.D. Cal. Sept. 13, 2016).
The Obama Administration recently announced new financing for renewable energy projects through several initiatives domestically and around the globe.
As Sponsors of MIT’s Energy Venture Alumni Event, celebrating the past 10 years, Mintz Levin’s attorneys are taking this opportunity to countdown the top 10 moments in energy which they feel impacted the industry and their practice.
As Sponsors of MIT’s Energy Venture Alumni Event, celebrating the past 10 years, Mintz Levin’s attorneys are taking this opportunity to countdown the top 10 moments in energy which they feel impacted the industry and their practice.
As Sponsors of MIT’s Energy Venture Alumni Event, celebrating the past 10 years, Mintz Levin’s attorneys are taking this opportunity to countdown the top 10 moments in energy which they feel impacted the industry and their practice.

2016 NEWIN Water Innovation Award Winners

December 7, 2016 | Blog | By Hannah Coman

Last night, New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN) hosted its annual Water Innovation Award Night to celebrate achievements made in the water industry this year.
As Sponsors of MIT’s Energy Venture Alumni Event, celebrating the past 10 years, Mintz Levin’s attorneys are taking this opportunity to countdown the top 10 moments in energy which they feel impacted the industry and their practice.
As Sponsors of MIT’s Energy Venture Alumni Event, celebrating the past 10 years, Mintz Levin’s attorneys are taking this opportunity to countdown the top 10 moments in energy which they feel impacted the industry and their practice.
As Sponsors of MIT’s Energy Venture Alumni Event, celebrating the past 10 years, Mintz Levin’s attorneys are taking this opportunity to countdown the top 10 moments in energy which they feel impacted the industry and their practice.

FERC Wants to Open Up Energy Markets to Distributed Energy

December 6, 2016 | Blog | By Sahir Surmeli, Thomas Burton

On November 17, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a new rule proposal that could help push U.S. energy markets to adopt energy storage systems at a faster pace by allowing distributed energy resources (DERs), including batteries, solar panels, and energy demand management software, to compete in wholesale energy markets.
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