DOE Floats New Guidelines For Renewable Energy Financing

Law360, New York (March 13, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Energy on Monday issued new guidelines designed to help regulators and private investors streamline efforts to get large-scale renewable energy projects off the ground.

Released by the DOE's Federal Energy Management Program, the guidelines encourage federal agencies sponsoring renewable energy development to mitigate risks and take other steps to make new projects attractive to private markets and improve their viability.

The goal of the 76-page document is to facilitate financing for renewable energy installations greater than 10 megawatts by coupling traditional regulatory...
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