James Joyce

James Joyce

K&L Gates LLP

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A New Model for Clean Energy: Community Solar Gardens

Declining prices for solar equipment and generous government incentives have broadened the appeal of community solar gardens. Community solar gardens, which are arrangements in which multiple users invest in and benefit from...more

8/3/2015 - Community Development Crowdfunding FTC JOBS Act Popular Regulation D Renewable Energy SEC Solar Energy Solar Panels Utility Sector

North Carolina General Assembly Active on Renewable Energy Issues in 2015 Long Session

Two bills with significant renewable energy provisions were among those that survived the North Carolina General Assembly’s self-imposed “crossover” deadline of April 30, 2015. Most substantive bills must pass at least one...more

5/15/2015 - General Assembly Pending Legislation Renewable Energy

North Carolina Set to Open Doors to Shale Gas Production

North Carolina has just taken significant steps forward toward potential development of the state’s shale gas resources. The Energy Modernization Act (also known as Senate Bill 786; the “Act”), ratified by the legislature and...more

6/9/2014 - Energy Fracking Oil & Gas Popular Renewable Energy Shale Gas

EPA Authorizes New Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and “All Appropriate Inquiries”

On August 15, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA") published an amendment to the All Appropriate Inquiries Rule that introduces a new industry standard for completing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment...more

9/3/2013 - CERCLA Environmental Assessments Environmental Policies EPA

What Property Owners Need to Know About New NC Gun Laws

On July 29, 2013 Governor McCrory signed into law House Bill 937, “An Act to Amend State Firearms Laws.” Among other changes, HB 937 (N.C. Session Law 2013-369), greatly expands the range of places where a Concealed Handgun...more

9/3/2013 - Concealed Carry Permit Firearms Gun Laws Property Owners

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