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On March 17, 2015, following the lead of Quicksilver Resources Inc., USA Synthetic Fuel Corporation filed its own voluntary chapter 11 case in Delaware. The case is docketed as case no. 15-10599, and has been assigned to...more
In re Appalachian Fuel, LLC, 521 B.R. 779 (Bankr. E.D. Ky. 2014) –
A state department of environmental protection (DEP) filed an administrative expense application in the bankruptcy cases of coal mining debtors for...more
Asarco LLC v. Goodwin, 756 F.3d 191 (2nd Cir. 2014) –
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Last week, in United States v. Midwest Generation, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of EPA’s NSR enforcement action against Commonwealth Edison. Commonwealth Edison was the prior owner of the plants at...more
If your solar project uses Satcon-brand inverters to convert the direct current generated by your solar panels into alternating current, you may have recently received notice from Satcon or your installation contractor that...more
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Renewable Energy Focus - BP off-loads assets as it withdraws from China's solar markets; Solyndra presses for bankruptcy plan OK over US objection; Fracking boom boosts water treatment business;...more
On August 21, 2012, the D.C. Circuit Court overturned the E.P.A.’s proposed Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. The ruling could impact many distressed power plants, particularly coal-fired plants, by reducing environmental...more
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Renewable Energy Focus - Solyndra close to filing bankruptcy plan; Controversial clean power line is finally live; Iberdrola cutting down its U.S. business; U.S. Barring Efforts to Circumvent Duties on...more
The collapse of Solyndra Corp, a California based solar maker has subjected the Obama Administration to more than just nation-wide criticism and embarrassment. It has cost US taxpayers $535 million in a loan guaranteed by the...more
Solyndra, the company the White House highlighted in its efforts to push for cleaner energy technology, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It has laid off more than 1,000 full-time and part-time workers and...more
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