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Massachusetts DOER releases proposed revisions to Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program

07/15/2024   |   BY Tanya M. Larrabee and Wyatt Shea

On July 10, 2024, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) released the 2024 Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program... Read More »

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Massachusetts DPU’s Phase II Order – Distribution Companies’ SMART Tariffs

06/18/2024   |   BY Beth A. Goldstein and Tanya M. Larrabee

On June 4, 2024, the Department of Public Utilities (“DPU”) issued the Phase II Order in the two phased docket:... Read More »

Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Issues Phase II Order

06/18/2024   |   BY Beth A. Goldstein and Tanya M. Larrabee

On June 4, 2024, the MA Department of Public Utilities (“DPU”) released the long-awaited D.P.U. 20-145 Phase II Order (“Phase... Read More »

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President Biden Invokes Defense Production Act to Solar Industry

06/07/2022   |   BY Tanya M. Larrabee

On April 1, 2022, the Commerce Department began an investigation into solar panel makers in four southeast Asian countries. Auxin... Read More »

Why “Maine Won’t Wait” on Climate Action and What the Rush Means for Developers

01/05/2021   |   BY Tanya M. Larrabee

In 2019, Maine’s Governor, Janet Mills, addressed the United Nations, laying out a plan for the state to reach carbon... Read More »

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DOER Finalizes SMART Program Emergency Regulations

07/21/2020   |   BY Tanya M. Larrabee

The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has finished the required Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program 400MW review and emergency... Read More »

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Extension to Tax Credits Provides Relief to the Renewable Energy Industry

06/02/2020   |   BY Beth A. Goldstein and Tanya M. Larrabee

The United States Treasury Department formally extended the eligibility deadlines for Production Tax Credits (PTC) and Investment Tax Credits (ITC)... Read More »

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Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Emergency Regulations Update

05/20/2020   |   BY Beth A. Goldstein and Tanya M. Larrabee

On April 15, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources released its long-awaited updates to the state’s Solar Massachusetts Renewable... Read More »

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Client Alert: Wash Your Hands, Then Check Your Force Majeure Provisions

03/09/2020   |   BY Tanya M. Larrabee

As the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) intensifies, so does the likelihood that the virus will affect the solar and storage... Read More »

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Getting Up to Speed: FERC’s Attempt to Update PURPA

11/06/2019   |   BY Tanya M. Larrabee

On September 19, 2019, in an effort to modernize the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), the Federal... Read More »