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The Legal Maze of Solar Globalisation

As the utility-scale solar market continues to expand and globalise, project developers and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors increasingly find themselves considering unfamiliar jurisdictions. A new...more

FERC approves Maryland LNG project

A proposed Maryland natural gas liquefaction facility won a key federal approval yesterday, as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP to build the Cove Point Liquefaction Project in...more

Brazil’s Belo Monte Move: Will National Development Banks Start Taking Human Rights and Environmental Concerns More Seriously?

In late November, the Brazilian national development bank (“BNDES”, by its Portuguese initials) announced its approval of a $10.8 billion loan to finance the construction of the Belo Monte dam, the world’s third largest...more

Construction Insurance Rates Rise

Construction companies need experienced insurance attorneys to guide them now more than ever. That’s because the market for construction-related commercial general liability (CGL) insurance, and umbrella and excess liability...more

The Real Estate Green Agenda

In This Presentation: - Introduction - The Green Agenda - Key Drivers to Sustainability in the UK - The UK Legislative Landscape - Who is Influencing The Green Agenda - Sources of Green...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 10, 2012

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus EPA cross-state emissions rule delayed by appeals court; BLM seeks input on bidding process for renewable energy development on public lands; Wind manufacturers join trade war...more

Green Building Update - November 18, 2011

In This Issue: First international green building code; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - Green Building Market & Impact Report. Organizations launch Coalition for Better Buildings; Orange County USGBC starts green classroom...more

Green Building Update - August 4, 2010

In This Issue: *Clean Energy Ministerial sparks 11 U.S. initiatives *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Forecast: green growth despite economy ..P3s to boost green building ..Report: 26% see no added cost for green...more

Green Building Update - June 14, 2010

In this Issue: *DOE regulations for Obama's Executive Order *Green Building Focus ..Database of NYC green retrofit savings ..LEED certified buildings surpass 5,000 *DOE proposes 3% cost ceiling for green projects...more

Green Building Update - April 28, 2010

In this Issue: *GSA funds $4 billion for green building projects *Green Building Focus ..Study: Green buildings too quiet for comfort ..Study: Infrastructure investment imperative *Harvard/USC Business Growth...more

Model Code for Green Construction Released for Public Comment

The country’s first model green building code for new and existing commercial buildings was recently released and is available for public comment. The International Green Construction Code (IGCC) represents years of...more

Green Building Update - March 22, 2010

In this Issue: *New: International Green Construction Code *Green Building Focus ..Survey: Green building survey by Allen Matkins, CTG and Green Building Insider ..Book: Guide to Green Building Rating Systems ..Books:...more

Green Building Update - February 22, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: *Cities move forward as federal legislation stalls *Green Building Focus ..Bloom Box -- holy grail of energy? ..TeleBriefing -- CA's New Green Building Code ..Buildings find savings with Energy...more

Green Building Update - December 31, 2009

In This Issue: *Building "net zero" energy-neutral housing *Green Building Focus ..Report: $15 B in green retrofits by 2014 ..Four green building trends for 2010 ..Copenhagen Aftermath *LEED is just the...more

Green Building Update - September 18, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *$1 trillion to invest yearly in China's green sector *Green Building Focus ..Fedrizzi pushes building labels ..International code guided by Aspen's green building code ..Reports: Green is economic...more

Green Building Update - August 24, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Will green construction laws stall housing recovery? *Green Building Focus ..LEED projects grow rapidly outside the U.S. ..New LEED energy and water usage reporting *Clinton challenges universities to...more

Green buildings: Opportunities and risks

In recent years, the Middle East has emerged as a centre for monumental buildings. Dubai is currently building the world’s tallest—Burj Dubai— while Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar all are considering building rival...more

Green Building Update - July 31, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *U.S. & China to collaborate on sustainability *Green Building Focus ..Online LEED product guide ..Report: Living Building Challenge *Santa Monica's new sustainability Website *Baltimore: LEED...more

Green Building Update

IN THIS ISSUE: *Obama's green building agenda *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Survey: down market conditions not likely to stop green construction *USGBC's membership adopts LEED-2009 *Sustainable projects hold up overseas...more

Green Building Update - September 4, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Curb Sprawl *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Studies show contractors may overestimate green costs *Green consultants become mainstays in LEED certification *Website lists all...more

Green Building Update

IN THIS ISSUE: *PG&E backs 3 solar plants in the Mojave Desert to generate power for 375,000 homes *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Landscaping Green *18 states going to court to force EPA to respond to supreme court ruling on...more

Green Building Update - March 26, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Greenopia launches "guide to green living" Los Angeles *Green Building Focus ..Green Building Incentives That Work: A look at how local governments are incentivizing green development *National...more

Green Building Update

IN THIS ISSUE: *Los Angeles to toughen green building standards *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..RREEF Research: The Greening of U.S. Investment Real Estate – Market Fundamentals, Prospects and Opportunities *Investors pledge...more

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