Tariffs, inflation and other challenges
A panel of veteran financiers at the annual ACORE finance forum in New York in early June . . .
Project sales still closing despite circumvention risk
Sales of solar projects and solar development platforms are still closing, despite some risk that a court could still block implementation of a 24-month moratorium on anti-circumvention duties on solar ...
How hedges have changed since Uri
The hedge market is offering the same menu of options a year and a half after a sudden cold snap in Texas left some power projects facing huge losses.
Carbon capture terms
Interest in carbon capture projects has soared over the past year. To document commercial terms, some parties are re-purposing concepts from gas and refined coal deals. Others are cutting brand new ...
Private activity bonds for carbon capture
A massive bipartisan infrastructure act that became law last November authorizes tax-exempt “private activity bonds” to be used to finance carbon capture projects.
Challenges facing individuals as tax equity investors
Ever wonder why as an individual, you probably cannot claim the investment tax credit or production tax credits?
Taking stock of community solar
A panel of five community solar experts talked in late February in Boston about new trends in the community solar market, including evolving contract terms, consolidated utility billing, customer attrition ...
Ex-Im Bank financing for US manufacturing
The Export-Import Bank of the United States is moving forward with plans to finance construction of new US factories and expansion of existing factories that, in each case, will produce some goods for export.
Environmental update: June 2022
New York lawmakers passed a bill designed to slow the spread of cryptocurrency mining operations that burn fossil fuels for power in early June.
Customs gets tougher on forced labor
Solar companies are anxious about whether tougher enforcement of a US prohibition against importing products that benefited from Chinese forced labor will mean more blocked solar panels and batteries.
Anti-circumvention duty moratorium
Tariff moratorium regulations are expected soon.
Tax equity and construction delays
The tax equity market is wrestling with a series of issues tied to inflation and construction delays.
Climate change disclosures
Climate change disclosures that the US Securities and Exchange Commission is proposing to require of public companies could have two indirect effects on power companies.
2022 PTC inflation adjustment
Production tax credits for producing renewable electricity will be slightly lower this year than thought earlier after the Internal Revenue Service corrected an error.