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Financial Innovation for Clean Energy Deployment: Congress Considers Expanding Master Limited Partnerships for Clean Energy

Technological innovation is driving renewable energy towards a future where it is cost competitive without subsidies and provides a growing share of America’s energy. But for all the technical progress made by the clean...more

Washington State Passes Legislation Authorizing Social Purpose Corporations: Bill to Permit Corporations to Seek Social,...

Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed into law SHB 2239, a bill amending the Washington Business Corporation Act (“WBCA”) to authorize the use of social purpose corporations, effective June 7, 2012. Washington follows...more

Washington State Revises Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements to Conform with Federal Rules

Washington Governor Christine Gregoire has signed a bill into law that revamps how businesses should report their greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions. The bill amends an earlier law that set out an initial framework for GHG...more

President Obama Announces Winners of $2.3 Billion In New Clean Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits

On January 8, 2010, President Obama announced the selection of 183 projects to receive a 30-percent tax credit for investments in manufacturing facilities for clean energy technologies. The federal government will provide...more

SEC Climate Change Disclosure: Is Your Company's Carbon Footprint a "Material" Risk?

Securities law requires publicly-traded companies to report material risks. Does the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) currently stipulate that material climate risks be disclosed under existing law? No - at least not yet....more

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