David McGimpsey

David McGimpsey

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

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Building Efficiency Big Now – District Energy Could Make It Grow Even Bigger

The advanced energy industry produced $199.5 billion in revenue in the United States in 2014 (and $1.3 trillion world-wide; this post, however, focuses on U.S. economic impacts) according to a new Advanced Energy Economy...more

3/13/2015 - Emerging Markets Energy Sector

IDEA Campus Energy Conference Revealed Glimpses of Energy Future

The International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) 28th Annual Campus Energy Conference in Denver last week revealed a lot about our energy future. Microgrids, water use within energy systems, creative and expanded use of...more

2/20/2015 - Electricity Microgrids Renewable Energy

IDEA Campus Energy Conference Arriving Soon in Denver

The International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) Campus Energy Conference comes to Denver, Colorado, February 10-13, 2015. The conference program lists a wide range of energy issues that affect campus energy systems....more


4 Ways to Foster CHP Growth

In the last quarter of 2014, the International Energy Agency issued its United States country scorecard for combined heat and power (CHP). The rankings also encompass district heating and cooling (DHC). The U.S. scored a 3 on...more

1/16/2015 - Energy Sector

How Energy Can Play a Role in City-Building and Urban Revitalization

Recently, I came across this article about city-building. It’s a powerful piece about how the “built environment” of a city integrally relates to the success of that city. The author, Carol Coletta of the Knight Foundation,...more

1/8/2015 - Energy Policy Public Utility Renewable Energy Sustainable Communities Strategy Urban Planning & Development

Combined Heat and Power Poised for Big Growth

Combined Heat and Power, also referred to as CHP or cogeneration, represents a fantastic opportunity to gain energy efficiency, reduce emissions, promote resiliency, and further a host of sustainability initiatives. In the...more

9/29/2014 - Energy Energy Efficiency Utilities Sector

What Are the Important Issues for Investor-Owned Water Utilities?  [Video]

Michael Deane, the Executive Director at the National Association of Water Companies, comes on The Water Values Podcast to discuss important issues for investor-owned water utilities. He describes how both the private and...more


Colorado’s Cutting Edge Legislation Fosters Clean Fuel Truck Adoption

The State of Colorado recently passed HB 14-1326, the “Clean Trucks Bill,” catapulting itself into the group of cutting edge states that are on the forefront of the clean fuel issue. Recognizing that trucks represent a huge...more

5/30/2014 - Carbon Emissions Fuel Standards Greenhouse Gas Emissions Renewable Fuel Standard Trucking Industry

The Water Values Podcast: Water as a Business Risk. And Opportunity. With Will Sarni [Video]

In this session, Deloitte Consulting’s Will Sarni joins us to talk about water as both a business risk and opportunity. Will is Deloitte’s Practice Leader for Enterprise Water Strategy, and you will find his insights into...more

5/8/2014 - Business Opportunities Risk Assessment Water

The Water Values Podcast - The Economics of Water with David Zetland, Ph.D. [Video]

The Water Values Podcast welcomes noted economist and author David Zetland. David takes us on a wide-ranging interview where he discusses the relationship between the price of water, the value of water and the cost of water....more

4/29/2014 - Water

Are Fracking Fluid Recipes Trade Secrets? Wyoming Supreme Court Sends Issue Back to District Court

In a unanimous opinion issued March 12, 2014, the Wyoming Supreme Court reversed and remanded a case concerning the confidentiality of the ingredients in fracking fluids. The decision keeps alive a challenge to the...more

3/14/2014 - Chemicals Environmental Claims Fracking Trade Secrets

EPA Boiler Regulations Survive Challenge … For Now

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its ruling in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA yesterday. The court’s opinion upheld the EPA’s rules revising new source performance standards for steam generating...more

3/13/2014 - Boilers Environmental Policies EPA New Source Performance Standards

NRDC and EEI Issue Joint Statement on Decoupling, Net Metering?

The Natural Resources Defense Council ??(“NRDC”) and the Edison Electric Institute?? (“EEI”) ?announced last week that they agree – in principle – that certain changes are needed to the rate ?structures of electric utilities....more

2/19/2014 - Clean Energy Electricity NRDC Performance Incentives Utilities Sector

Is the Future Test Year History?

Is the Future Test Year History? Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, awaits final ruling by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on whether its proposed future test year...more

2/11/2014 - Energy Public Utilities Commission Utilities Sector Utility Fees

Here’s an Energy Idea More Municipal Leaders Need to Consider

Municipal leaders, both first-termers and seasoned incumbents, are reviewing energy usage by and within their municipalities. The buck often starts and stops with using CFL light bulbs, installing LED traffic lights, and...more

1/7/2014 - Energy Consumption Local Governance Municipalities Urban Planning & Development

CHP Emphasized: DOE Rebrands Clean Energy Application Centers

In a move that had been in the works for a while, the U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that its Clean Energy Application Centers have been rebranded as CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships, or CHP TAPs. The...more

10/29/2013 - Clean Energy DOE Energy Energy Policy

Indiana Commission Approves Headwaters Wind Project

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued its order approving Lewis Roca Rothgerber client Headwaters Wind Farm LLC’s (Headwaters) new wind development in Indiana. Headwaters is a subsidiary of EDP...more

9/20/2013 - Clean Energy Energy Renewable Energy Wind Power

FERC Announces Workshop on Potential 2-Year Hydropower Licensing Process

FERC announced that it will hold a workshop on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, regarding ?implementation of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (the "Act")....more

9/4/2013 - Clean Energy FERC Hydropower Renewable Energy

San Francisco's State of Emergency and Microgrids

California Governor Edmund Brown, Jr., recently declared a state of emergency for the City and ?County of San Francisco. The City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Public ?Utilities Commission had previously...more

8/28/2013 - Hydropower Infrastructure Jerry Brown Microgrids Natural Disasters Power Grid State of Emergency Wildfires

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