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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFThe 6th Annual OPIS RFS2, RINs & Biodiesel Forum is being held October 16-17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Sponsored by OPIS, the company notes those impacted by the RFS are frustrated with EPA’s recent announcement of extending the 2013 RFS deadline a third time — this only adds to the aggravation of the already late 2014 final targets. The event will teach attendees what they need to know to stay in compliance and avoid fines of up to $37,500 per day per violation from our top experts. Other topics include comprehending the complexities of EPA’s new QAP program, staying on top of the latest RVOs and creating a rock-solid compliance strategy.
  • Bond Dickinson’s Planning & Infrastructure team has advised on two successful offshore wind farm consents this summer, the latest of which represents its sixth Development Consent Order. The firm advised E.ON Climate & Renewables on the development of the Rampion offshore wind farm off the Sussex coast together with the underground onshore cable route and a new substation near the existing substation at Bolney, Mid Sussex. The development was granted consent to go ahead on July 16, 2014 by Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. This follows the consent granted for East Anglia ONE in June, the first of Bond Dickinson’s successful offshore wind farm consents this summer.
  • Lumos Solar, a Boulder, Colorado based design-centric solar product company, has announced that TD Bank has chosen Lumos LSX frameless solar modules to cover their retail drive-thru structures. These structures provide essential shade and protection from the elements for bank customers as well as producing clean, renewable energy, helping TD Bank meet their sustainability goals.
  • ContourGlobal, an international power generation company, has announced that it has acquired an additional 122.6 MW of installed wind capacity in Brazil through a transaction with Casa dos Ventos. The transaction expands ContourGlobal’s operations in the attractive Chapada do Piaui wind complex located in Brazil’s windy northeast adding a new 59.2 MW fully contracted wind project (Chapada III) located adjacent to its existing Chapada I and Chapada II wind farms. Additionally, ContourGlobal has acquired Casa dos Ventos’s minority interest of 5% in Chapada II and will acquire its minority interest of 15% of Chapada I as well as its minority interest of 15% in the 160 MW Asa Branca wind farm that ContourGlobal placed into operation in September 2013.
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