Project Finance NewsWire

October 2017

IN THIS ISSUE

Utility-scale solar trends

Four solar industry veterans had a conversation in late August about the top trends in the US utility-scale solar market ...

Africa investor forums: key takeaways

An energy and infrastructure boom across Africa has given rise to a motley group of mega-projects on the continent that is attracting investors (particularly from China) and boosting economic growth.

Environmental update

A US appeals court heard arguments in mid-September on the legality of permitting rules that the US Environmental Protection Agency issued in 2014 for cooling water intake structures at power plants.


IN OTHER NEWS

Tax cuts

Tax cuts should start to come into clearer focus this month.

US import tariffs

US import tariffs on solar panels look more likely after the US International Trade Commission concluded September 22 by a 4-0 vote that US solar panel manufacturers have been injured by increasing solar panel

FERC section 203 filings

FERC section 203 filings will no longer be required before closing most tax equity partnerships to finance US renewable energy projects.

A new business model

A new business model using blockchain to allow consumers to buy electricity directly from generators at wholesale prices is taking hold in several countries.

Offshore wind

Maryland offshore wind projects could be imperiled by a provision that Rep. Andy Harris (R-Maryland) added to a House appropriations bill.

Virtual transactions tax

Pennsylvania took a step back in early October from imposing a new tax on virtual electricity trades across the PJM grid.

CFIUS

A Chinese acquisition of a US company was blocked in September.

Solar data

Solar outpaced other forms of electricity in the United States for the first time in 2016 in terms of new capacity additions.

Minor memo

The latest forecast by the International Energy Agency ...