The tax equity market managed to function all year in 2017 despite uncertainty about what the US tax code would say.
February 16, 2018
A panel of company CEOs and investors talked at the annual Infocast “projects & money” conference in New Orleans in January about where the opportunities and pitfalls are in the current market and what to expect in the year ahead.
After nearly 40 years with wide-ranging effects on the US electric utility industry, the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act — called “PURPA” — has resurfaced as a prime mover for renewables development in some parts of the country.
Changes in government policy can have a big effect on the renewable energy market in the United States. Most acquisitions and financings make it a condition to closing that there has not been a material adverse change or proposed change in law.
Texas is the only organized electricity market in the United States where there is growing demand for electricity.
Latin America is in the midst of a dramatic energy transformation.
Back-levered loans remain a core financing tool in the US renewable energy market.
The US Environmental Protection Agency sent interim guidance to its regional offices in late January to fill in details of its plan to let states lead on enforcement of federal environmental laws.
Solar panel prices are expected to remain high in the first half of 2018, but may ease after that.
Various energy tax incentives were extended by Congress as part of a two-year budget deal in early February.