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Distributed generation is growing

Customer-sited generation is growing in the U.S. A look at some of the distributed generation projects that came online in September 2014 shows that universities and institutions are developing projects powered by natural...more

Lots of Legislative Theater; No White Smoke

Lots of theater; no white smoke. - We are nearly two weeks into the new fiscal year with no budget agreement and no go-home date circled on the legislative calendar. Senator Apodaca promises his Senate Rules Committee...more

No Legislative Denouement Yet.....

This week at the General Assembly was full of the hints that the Honorables were ready to wrap things up without actually wrapping things up....more

Weekly Update from the NC State House - May 2014

The Senate rolled out its $21 billion budget proposal S744 the Appropriations Act of 2014... The Appropriations Act of 2014 - On Wednesday night, the Senate rolled out its $21 billion budget proposal S744 the...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more

From Second and State: Session Preview

After a three-week break for the primary election and the Memorial Day holiday, the House and Senate will reconvene on Monday and continue with session days on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. With less than a month to go...more

Purdue University And U.S. Navy Sign MOU To Develop Biofuels

Last week, Purdue University (Purdue) President Mitch Daniels, and U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), agreeing to work together on the development of alternative energy sources,...more

2014 Summary Of New Maine Laws: State Of Maine 126th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session

In This Issue: - Overview - 2014 Summary of New Maine Laws ..User Guide ..For More Information ..Disclaimer - Overview - 126th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session ..Political Highlights ...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

The General Assembly’s short session will begin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed bi-weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues...more

Illinois Supreme Court Restricts Appeals of Pollution Control Device Certifications

In yet another unanimous decision handed down this morning, the Illinois Supreme Court has streamlined procedures to certify pollution control facilities by barring certain third party appeals....more

Argument Report: Who Gets to Appeal Certification as a Pollution Control Facility?

A major taxpayer files 28 separate applications seeking certification of various systems, methods, devices and facilities as "pollution control facilities" within the meaning of the Property Tax Code. If the applications are...more

California’s Prop 39 Fund: Up to $2.75 Billion for Energy Projects at Public Schools, Colleges

On June 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 73 into law as part of the state budget package. The bill established a Clean Energy Job Creation Fund, into which up to $550 million each year will be transferred from California’s...more

California Schools to Receive $381 Million for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects - Money for Projects Funded by...

Yesterday, the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 73 (SB 73), which implements Proposition 39 (Prop. 39). Prop. 39 was approved by voters last year to provide California school districts, county offices of education,...more

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 11: As Deadline Nears, Action Increases in Both Senate and House

Momentum is growing in the legislature as the clock ticks toward adjournment. Emotions ran high as legislators worked well into the night during a demanding three-day legislative week. While several significant pieces of...more

UPDATE: Court Of Appeal Changes Its Mind On The Issue Of Whether A City Misdescribed A Project’s Objectives

On November 27, 2012, a court of appeal ordered a city to correct the defects in a project description and alternatives discussion in a final environmental impact report (“EIR”) because the court concluded the city had...more

Marcellus Shale Impact Fee to Support Certain Projects for Governmental Entities, Councils of Government, Not-For-Profit Entities,...

The Commonwealth Financing Authority has begun accepting applications for five programs established by the Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Fund to support conservation projects and environmental protection measures. On...more

Episode 75 – Gary Eberhart Discusses Solar Energy for Schools

In Episode 75 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on September 1, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Bill Acevedo, chair of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Gary Eberhart, who serves on...more

Tri-State Tax Update 9.21.12 Maine. Massachusetts. New Hampshire.

From our offices in Boston, Portland, and Portsmouth, Pierce Atwood’s State and Local Tax (“SALT”) Group provides litigation, planning, transaction, regulatory, and legislative services to business, associations, and...more

Ninth Circuit Denies Review of Air Permit

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in May rejected a California community district’s attempt to review an air permit that was issued to a 600-megawatt, natural gas-fired power plant that was being constructed a mile and a...more

Capital Thinking Update - January 30, 2012

In This Issue: General Legislative The House is not in session on Monday, but meets on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House will...more

Minnesota Government Update - Week in Review

Bill Introductions Lag If you’re thinking the pace of bill introductions at the Minnesota Capitol is slower this session than in prior sessions, you are right. In 2007 and 2009, by the beginning of March, there were...more

Nuclear Power Congress survey results

The nuclear revival continues, fueled by loan guarantees from the Obama administration and the increasing demand for cleaner energy sources. The first round of nuclear new build construction is on track to add 7 additional...more

Green Building Update - January 8, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Green buildings expected to lead policy agendas in 2009 *Green Building Focus ..CoStar's top-ten sustainable building stories for 2008 *Updating green building codes – not an easy task *New LEED AP...more

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