Cyber Risks Facing Businesses Today
Private Equity Fees and Expenses
Stephanie Pindyck Costantino Talks Domestic Oil and Gas M&A with The Deal
The Water Values Podcast: Rolling Out AMI in San Francisco with Alison Kastama and Heather Pohl (Part 1)
A Focus on Energy: Export of LNG
A Focus on Energy: Royalty Trusts
What Are the Important Issues for Investor-Owned Water Utilities?
A Focus on Energy: M&A Trends in the Energy Sector
A Focus on Energy: Traditional MLPs vs. Variable MLPs
PV Project Finance in Latin America is Easy, Right?
The Water Values Podcast - How Can We Resolve Water Conflicts?
The Water Values Podcast: Water as a Business Risk. And Opportunity. With Will Sarni
The Water Values Podcast - The Economics of Water with David Zetland, Ph.D.
Las Reformas Constitucionales Transcendentales en México: Oportunidades y Retos para el Inversionista Privado
Mexico's Historic Energy Reform: Opportunities and Challenges for Investors
How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
Polsinelli Podcast - Hot Energy Trends in 2014 by Polsinelli
Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) is accepting public comments on its proposed draft Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency Policy...more
In This Issue:
- Mexico: E&P Regulator Issues First Call for Bids under Round One
- Have the Challenges of the Energy Transition been Overcome?
- Challenges for energy security in Europe: Do European...more
Community leaders need to be attentive to the new laws that will take effect in 2015 that deal with issues specifically relating to cities, special districts and other public agencies. These new laws cover everything from...more
The financial close of the 1500 MW and 105 MIGD Az Zour North independent water and power project (IWPP) in January 2014 served as the trailblazer for the start of the public-private partnership (PPP) programme in Kuwait,...more
Recently, I came across this article about city-building. It’s a powerful piece about how the “built environment” of a city integrally relates to the success of that city. The author, Carol Coletta of the Knight Foundation,...more
The recent drop in oil prices will likely spur a flurry of industry restructurings, governed by a complex set of bankruptcy and state laws.
At the close of business on December 31, 2014, the...more
The OECD has been at the forefront of the global battle against corruption. Its recent report, Foreign Bribery Report (available here) the OECD provided important insights into the occurrence of foreign bribery....more
Earlier today, President Obama signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (H.R. 5771) into law, following its passage through Congress on Tuesday. Among other things, the act will provide a one-year retroactive extension...more
In this issue:
- Construction Expected to Increase in 2015
- What Now? Why Maryland's Decision to Recognize the International Green Construction Code May Signal a Major Shift in the Means Utilized to Implement...more
On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, the U.S. Senate passed the tax extenders bill by a vote of 76-16, extending a number of energy tax incentives through the end of the year. The Senate’s passage of H.R. 5771 followed the U.S....more
There is little doubt that the U.S. Green Building Council (the “Council”) and its established Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, green building certification program have had a major impact on the United...more
Everyone likes pie of some sort, especially around the holidays. For those working in the construction industry, the rapidly developing energy sector appears to be an ever-expanding “Job Pie” for contractors designing,...more
The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, H.R. 5771, was passed by the Senate on December 16 and by the House on December 3. The President is expected to sign the bill in the coming days. ...more
In This Issue:
- Another Perspective: Constructing (and Eating) a Piece of the Energy Sector Pie - An Interview with Melvin Stroble, REM, Project Manager, Energy for Black & Veatch
- Executive Order 13658...more
The use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a transportation fuel for ships, barges, and ferries has surged in recent months. This surge is due, in large part, to the boon in the production of natural gas in the U.S.; new low...more
As I noted in my last post, Withers & Ravenel’s Swine Farm Biogas Renewable Energy Project, located in Bladensboro, North Carolina, is one of this year’s ACEC Excellence in Engineering Award winners....more
The majority of the world’s desalination plants are located in the Middle East and we are likely to see a further increase given the region’s increasing water consumption and general water scarcity. GCC demand for desalinate...more
On November 15th, the County Board of Arlington County voted 4-1 to adopt a revised incentives policy for its green building standards. While technically a “voluntary” component of 4.1 Site Plan applications, the County has...more
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives (House) overwhelming approved a $42 billion tax extenders bill. The bill, H.R. 5771, includes extensions of nearly $10 billion in energy tax incentives through the end of 2014. ...more
Notable 2014 Case Law -
Liability for owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals -
This year, California courts decided a variety of cases with important relevance to...more
Today, the House passed H.R. 5771. To become law, H.R. 5571 must still pass the Senate and be signed by the President. We expect both of those steps will occur by the end of the year....more
On November 28, DBRS released its general corporate methodology. On November 28, DBRS released its methodology for rating companies in the gaming industry. On November 26, DBRS released its methodology for rating Canadian...more
On January 1, 2015, The Occupational Health and Safety (Prime Contractor) Regulations will come into force in Saskatchewan (the Prime Contractor Regulations).
If you are doing business in Saskatchewan, you should...more
This week, following the successful hosting of the G20 summit, the Australian Federal Government signed a declaration of intention with China to bring into force a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). The agreement...more
Some industry participants and observers are confused about what the investment tax credit (ITC) rules for solar will be on January 1, 2017. In an effort to provide some clarity to this issue, below are frequently asked...more
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