DOE Finalizes New Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Standards

DOE’s new energy efficiency standards will make commercial refrigeration equipment 30 percent more efficient. On February 28, 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) finalized new energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment used in the food retail and foodservice industry.  The new standards update 2009 standards and will make the average commercial refrigeration unit approximately...

YieldCo Market Unfolds While Waiting for Congressional Action on MLPs

Alternative power producers continue to turn to the YieldCo model to find lower costs of capital and residual value. Investors benefit from low risk exposure to renewable energy development, high yield and more favorable tax rates, however, risks do exist. Since January 1, 2014, two new YieldCos have been announced, SunEdison and Hannon Armstrong Sustainable...