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July 1, 2022
The US Supreme Court has restricted the federal government’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in a ruling that critics have warned will hit renewables deployment and hobble the Biden administration’s climate agenda.
PV Tech Premium
January 7, 2022
Prior to 2019, there was an ample number of insurers willing to provide renewable energy insurance, leading to plentiful, affordable cover being available for solar power project finance transactions. However, with increased claims and risks, price rises and lower availability of cover is impacting the sector. Duncan Gordon, head of Renewable Energy at specialist energy insurance brokerage and risk management firm Gallagher, provides an overview of how solar power project owners can navigate a challenging insurance market.
October 5, 2021
A leading Australian barrister and former head of the Law Council of Australia has said the federal government’s plans to invest public money into fossil fuel production could be illegal, is open to serious legal challenge and is “at odds” with the purpose of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
July 26, 2021
Meyer Burger is considering its legal options after long-time heterojunction tandem solar cell manufacturing partner Oxford PV ended its collaboration agreement unexpectedly.
PV Tech Premium
July 14, 2021
Reforms in energy policy since the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador have led to increased uncertainty for solar developers in Mexico, with renewables auctions cancelled and changes to power dispatch priorities proposed. Alice Grundy looks at how the market can move forward once again.
July 12, 2021
Elon Musk and Tesla’s court case regarding its acquisition of solar installer SolarCity has got underway in the US this week, with shareholders of the energy and automotive company alleging that fiduciary duties were breached when the deal was agreed.
January 27, 2020
Owners of PV firm could spend decades in prison after still-ongoing criminal case found investors including Warren Buffett’s Berkshire were ‘duped’ of US$1bn to fund ‘lavish’ lifestyle.
December 9, 2019
Over 700 units are set to go under the hammer this week as part of court-ordered liquidation of Californian solar firm, brought down by FBI probe over Ponzi-style fraud allegations.
December 3, 2019
Federal judge said to have paralysed move by AMLO government to extend clean energy certificates to existing hydro and nuclear plants, which critics said would ruin PV and wind project economics.
June 6, 2019
Country fails to dismiss case brought by bankrupt developer over losses from FiT changes, joins Spain among EU states risking multi-million payouts for policy u-turns.

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