Going Green in Indian Country: Two Sides of the Buffalo Nickel
05/11/12, Ryan Dreveskracht , Galanda Broadman PLLC
Hopefully both sides of the coin – cultural property protection in the face of any callous non-Indian energy development, and streamlined tribal energy development for sake of tribal self-determination – can be realized by the revised S. 1684. The protection of Indian Country, both in the long and short term, quite literally depends on it.
Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)
05/11/12, Scott Wiater, President, Standard Solar
PPAs are best for organizations that own their own buildings or homes. Or plan to occupy their space for an extended period of time. Also, a property owner who has a large open property or rooftop space (such as a warehouse or distribution center) may also enter into a PPA in connection with a rooftop or property lease as a means to generate not only renewable energy, but also revenue from energy sales to the local utility.
Solar Project Insurance
05/11/12, David A Schroeder, Assurant Solar Group
The inability of some solar project developers to secure the right coverage coupled with concerns about the long-term viability of equipment manufacturers has created fear and uncertainty in the marketplace, preventing some investors from financing projects.
Case Study: William G. Mennen Sports Arena
05/11/12, Contributed by, Tioga Energy
Tioga helped facilitate a first-of-its kind financing program (“the Morris Model”) in which taxable bonds were issued to finance the solar program
Woody Biomass: An Emerging Bio-Energy
05/11/12, Imogen Reed
The WBUGP provides financial support to projects ( up to a maximum of $250,000) that responsibly use woody biomass to produce energy. It also supports projects that seek to remove economic and market barriers that restrict the use of woody biomass as a source of renewable bio-energy.
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