Thomas R. Burton

Thomas R. Burton

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Department of Energy Provides Major Funding Opportunities

The start of the new year has brought with it numerous opportunities for energy tech funding from the Department of Energy. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been or are being given out to companies and research...more

2/12/2016 - Clean Energy DOE Energy Sector Federal Funding Power Grid Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Solar Installation Boom Expected to Continue in 2016

In a press release last week, the analytics firm IHS predicted that the solar installation boom will continue in the United States in 2016 following the extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) last December. ...more

2/12/2016 - Energy Sector Investment Tax Credits Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Israel Connect - Legal Insight for Success in the US Market

We are excited to present you with the second issue of Israel Connect — our quarterly newsletter focused on forging new connections and strengthening existing bonds between Israeli businesses and the US market. In our second...more

2/11/2016 - Anti-Competitive Biosimilars D&O Insurance DOJ FDA Individual Accountability Israel Law Practice Management Mobile Apps Off-Label Promotion Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) U.S. Embassies Visa Applications Visas White Collar Crimes Yates Memorandum

Supreme Court Affirms FERC Demand Response Authority

Last week, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling affirming that federal regulators may encourage large electricity users to reduce consumption at peak times in exchange for price breaks, a practice known as “demand...more

2/3/2016 - Administrative Authority Demand Response Electricity Energy Consumption Federal Power Act FERC FERC v Electric Power Supply Association SCOTUS

Film Highlights National Security Need for Renewable Energy

When one thinks of renewable energy and the growing movement to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, the US military is not, perhaps, the first thing that comes to mind. In reality, however, the military is tied inextricably to...more

1/27/2016 - Clean Energy Movies National Security Oil & Gas Renewable Energy

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - January 2016

A Note from the Editors - Our January edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. In Leaders in the...more

1/23/2016 - Clean Energy Clean Tech Climate Change Energy Policy Sustainability

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - December 2015

A Note from the Editors - Our December edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. First, we feature...more

12/30/2015 - Carbon Emissions Clean Energy Clean Tech Climate Change Contamination Energy Efficiency Fracking Paris Agreement Popular Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Standard Tax Extenders Water

DOE Awards $125 Million for Energy Projects

Last week U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz awarded $125 million in funding for 41 cutting-edge energy technology projects under the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program. ...more

11/30/2015 - DOE Energy Sector Federal Funding Innovation Research and Development

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - November 2015

A Note from the Editors - Our November edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. In Leaders in the...more

11/17/2015 - Arctic Drilling Bipartisan Budget Clean Energy Climate Change Congressional Investigations & Hearings Crude Oil Energy Storage Recycling Shell Oil Solar Energy Wastewater Wind Power

Policy and Legal Implications of Implementing Renewable Energy at Scale: Renewables Intermittent Power Generation (Part 6 of 6)

Tom Burton, Chair of Mintz Levin’s Energy Technology Practice, has published a weekly installment providing insight into the challenges and possible solutions that, if implemented, promise a bright future as clean energy...more

10/29/2015 - Advanced Batteries Batteries Clean Energy DOE Electric Generation Suppliers Electricity Energy Sector Energy Storage ISOs Photovoltaic Power Grid Renewable Energy Solar Energy Southern California Edison Transmission Grid Transmission Lines Utilities Sector Wind Power

2015 Cleantech Energy Storage Finance Forum: The Immediate and Long Term Prospects for Storage Technology

On Wednesday, September 23, the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster and North Shore InnoVentures co-hosted the 2015 Clean Energy Storage Finance Forum at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). The event...more

10/26/2015 - Capital Raising Clean Energy Clean Tech Energy Sector Energy Storage Financing Grid Energy Storage Investment Public Sector Regulatory Oversight

Policy and Legal Implications of Implementing Renewable Energy at Scale: To DG or Not to DG – That’s The Question (Part 5 of 6)

The Problem: To DG or Not to DG – That’s The Question: The rapid growth of distributed generation (DG) over the past two years is expected to continue: as of 2013, the U.S. installed one PV solar system every four...more

10/21/2015 - Clean Energy Community Shared Solar Cost-Shifting CPUC Electricity Energy Policy Governor Baker Net Metering PG&E Photovoltaic Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Solar Energy Southern California Edison Transmission Grid Utilities Sector

Policy and Legal Implications of Implementing Renewable Energy at Scale: Finance Gap for Innovation Deployment (Part 4 of 6)

The Problem: Finance Gap for Innovation Deployment - The last decade has seen tremendous innovations in cleantech that have not only brought new products, but also a fall in prices to consumers. For example, the average...more

10/15/2015 - Clean Energy Clean Tech Climate Action Plan Executive Orders Financing Green Banks Greenhouse Gas Emissions Investment Investment Tax Credits PACE Photovoltaic Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Solar Panels

Policy and Legal Implications of Implementing Renewable Energy at Scale: Getting the Most Out of The Clean Power Plan (Part 3 of...

On August 3, the Obama Administration released the much anticipated final Clean Power Plan (CPP). The nation’s first ever standard to address power plan pollution has an ambitious overall goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 32%...more

10/8/2015 - Cap-and-Trade Carbon Emissions Clean Energy Clean Power Plan Electric Generation Suppliers Electricity Costs Energy Efficiency EPA Federal Implementation Plans (FIP) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Natural Gas Obama Administration Power Plants Renewable Energy RGGI Wind Power

Policy and Legal Implications of Implementing Renewable Energy at Scale (Part 1 of 6)

Although there are a variety of barriers to expanding clean technology’s reach across the United States, there are also numerous ways to optimize policy that will streamline renewable energy and cleantech at ever greater...more

9/25/2015 - Clean Energy Clean Tech Energy Policy Energy Sector Renewable Energy

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - September 2015

A Note from the Editors - Our September edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. In Leaders in the...more

9/24/2015 - Carbon Emissions Clean Power Plan Clean Tech Clean Water Act Climate Change Coal Ash Congressional Committees Crude Oil Cybersecurity DOE Energy Efficiency Energy Policy Energy Sector Fracking Keystone XL Pipeline Liquid Natural Gas Obama Administration Power Grid Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - July 2015

A Note from the Editors - Our July edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. In Leaders in the...more

9/24/2015 - Batteries Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Clean Energy Climate Change Coal Ash Congressional Investigations & Hearings Energy Policy Energy Sector EPA Innovation Mercury Obama Administration Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Standard SCOTUS Solar Energy

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - June 2015

In This Issue: - Leaders in the News - Innovator Profile - Event Highlights - Washington Update - Energy Navigator - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Leaders in the...more

7/3/2015 - DOE Emerging Growth Companies Emerging Technology Companies Energy Projects Energy Sector Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Nanoscale Patents Venture Capital

Obama Administration and Private Partners Make a Clean Energy Push

Yesterday, the White House hosted a Clean Energy Investment Summit where Vice President Biden highlighted more than $4 billion in pledges from major foundations and long -term investors to fund climate change solutions....more

6/18/2015 - Clean Energy Clean Tech Climate Change DOE Goldman Sachs Green Energy Green Technology Oil & Gas Renewable Energy Startups

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - May 2015

On April 22, the House passed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015. The Senate approved the mini energy efficiency measure from Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) in March. The bill creates a...more

5/21/2015 - Coal Ash Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Energy Efficiency Energy Tax Incentives

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - April 2015

In This Issue: - Leaders in the News - Innovator Profile - Event Highlights - Washington Update - Energy Navigator - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Leaders in the News: This month we’re...more

4/16/2015 - Barack Obama Carbon Emissions Emerging Growth Companies Energy Sector Executive Orders Legislative Agendas Project Finance Proposed Legislation Sustainability

ECO:nomics 2015 – Top 10 Takeaways

From March 25 to 27, the Wall Street Journal brought energy stakeholders from around the world to Santa Barbara, California. Titled “ECO:nomics 2015,” the program focused on the biggest issues confronting business and the...more

4/8/2015 - Clean Power Plan Energy Market Energy Policy Energy Sector Green Technology Renewable Energy Sustainability Trade Conference

Schedule 13G Filings – 2015 Due Date & Reminders

Thanks to Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, investors have a few extra days to file Schedule 13Gs, which will be due on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. ...more

2/5/2015 - Filing Deadlines Filing Requirements Investors Publicly-Traded Companies

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