Emerging opportunities in the hydrogen market
Green hydrogen to be on the verge of transforming from an idea into projects on the ground. While many green hydrogen efforts are pilot projects that require government support to be economic, sponsors ...
Climbing insurance premiums
Property and casualty insurance premiums have increased as much as 400% over the last two years in the solar market, and some types of coverage may not be available at any price.
EXIM has work to do at home
The Trump administration issued an executive order recently directing the US International Development Agency (formerly known as the Overseas Private Investment Corporation or OPIC) to use its project ...
Energy storage hedges
Battery storage developers are looking more frequently for contracted revenue streams and for ways to manage commercial risk associated with their projects. One way to do that is through commodity hedges ...
Congress is back in Washington for a short "lame-duck" session before year end. President Biden will take office on January 20. A new Congress will also be seated in January. Democrats will retain control ...
Mexican rollbacks move to the courts
While the Lopez Obrador administration has been dialing back private participation in the Mexican power sector, the Mexican federal courts have been holding firm against the government's changes in policy.
Financing US offshore wind projects
Five key players in financings of US offshore wind projects talked at the annual offshore wind conference organized by the American Wind Energy Association in October about the expected terms for US financings
An evolving market in Asia for offshore wind
A number of key factors and trends will influence how the offshore wind market develops in Asia over the next decade. In the meantime, opportunities to invest in offshore wind energy developments are being ...
Financing California hydrogen projects using LCFS credits
California is the cradle for the newborn green hydrogen industry in the United States. Multiple green hydrogen projects have been announced. Private infrastructure...
Investing in renewable fuel projects
Among a handful of notable developments as 2020 ends in an uptick in interest in renewable fuel projects. Renewable fuel is not an oxymoron. There are federal regional and state programs to reward the use ...
As President-elect Joseph Biden assembles the environment and energy team for his new administration, he is honing his strategy to address climate change in the face of a divided Congress and a leadership ...
Washington outlook for renewable energy
The Biden Administration will face greater challenges than any recent administration, not the least of which is the possibility that Donald Trump will remain a constant thorn after leaving office.
Multiple tariff issues in play
Multiple tariff issues are in play that could affect project costs.
Defense bill requires company reporting and extends Jones Act
Two provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act that Congress is expected to send imminently to President Trump are getting attention from the project finance community.
IRS tries to simplify LIBOR transition
The LIBOR transition remains a work in progress.
CCAs signing lots of power contracts
California CCAs signed 117 power purchase agreements during the period November 2019 through October 2020.
Public utility property: More IRS rulings
Public utility property questions are taking up a lot of IRS time, but perhaps not for much longer.
Renewable energy companies have managed to grow in recent years in a market with static demand for electricity by replacing aging coal and nuclear power plants.