California PUC Targets Doubling Renewable Energy by 2030

LCG, March 27, 2020--The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday unanimously approved a new emissions target for its electric sector that would double California's clean energy capacity through 2030 and effectively block new natural gas-fired electric generating facilities.

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Tennessee Valley Authority Issues RFP for 200 MW of Renewables

LCG, March 19, 2020--The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) issued a request for proposals (RFP) on March 13 to develop up to 200 MW of stand-alone renewable energy resources or renewable energy resources configured with battery energy storage systems (BESS). Solar resources must be tracking, and the projects must be commercially operational and providing power by September 29, 2023 or earlier.

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Italy Approves Montedison Takeover by EdF, Fiat

LCG, July 18, 2001Italenergia, the joint vehicle through which Electricit de France and Fiat are making their hostile bid for Italian utility Montedison, won approval yesterday from Italy's stock market regulator Consob after agreeing to raise their offer to at least the minimum required by takeover rules.

Consob found that Italenergia had acquire shares of Montedison at market prices higher than their hostile offer. Under Italian takeover rules, the minimum bid must be the average of the last 12 months' weighted trading average and the highest price paid in the market.

Because the European Union could derail the deal if it suspends, even temporarily, Italenergia's voting rights on the 52 percent of Montedison it already owns, Consob also insisted that the EdF-Fiat vehicle include a warning in its prospectus that Brussels could examine EdF's role in the bid.

For EdF, the takeover would be is means of entry into the Italian energy market. The EU has expressed displeasure with France and the French utility for foot-dragging on opening their own market while taking advantage of the openness of the markets in other EU countries.

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