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California Lawmakers Making a Strong Push to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
Uncertainty Surrounds Illinois’s Nationally-Watched Collaborative Legislation On Fracking
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Weekly Brief: 78% of Law Schools Ignore ABA Rule
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Deryck Palmer on What’s Next for the Energy Sector
BigLaw's Banker: I've Got a "Robust" List of Firms That May Fail
Are EPA Regulations or Market Factors More to Blame for Potential Coal Plant Closures?
Regulatory Challanges When Bringing a Vehicle to Market in the United States
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Pacific Northwest Positioned to Be Hub for Great Sustainable Transportation Economy
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Vermont Becomes the First State to Outlaw Fracking—Stone Pigman's Keith Hall
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
LXBN This Week, Episode 1: Brinker, NLRB Posting Rule, Fracking, SmithKline in the Supreme Court
Is Fracking Safe?
The microFIT Program was launched in 2009 as part of the Ontario government’s efforts to increase renewable energy in the province. The Program provides eligible participants with the opportunity to develop a small, or...more
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.
The NAVEX Global-sponsored 2012 SCCE (Ethics & Compliance Industry) Salary Survey was released this week (download report). In the executive summary, SCCE CEO Roy Snell highlights the necessity that the broader industry has...more
While renewable energy tax issues remain in flux amidst negotiations between Congress and the Administration, work on other federal renewable initiatives continues. On December 20 and 21, the House and Senate, respectively,...more
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On July 1, 2012, the Act on Special Measures concerning Procurement of Renewable Energy Sourced Electricity by Electric Utilities (Act No. 108 of 2011) (the “RE Act”) came into...more
On December 12, 2012, the Defense Logistics Agency – Energy (DLA-E), in close coordination with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for electrical power from a biomass...more
Hundreds of industry representatives from companies of all types and sizes spent countless hours over the summer preparing submissions to the U.S. Army's $7 billion Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production for...more
In the October edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention...more
In This Issue:
Renewable Energy Focus - Solar VC funding plummets; U.S. Military Sticks to its Guns with Large Renewable Installations; Solyndra Sues Suntech Holdings Over Antitrust Claims; How the U.S. Is Getting More...more
Two recent developments may impact Section 1603 renewable energy Treasury grant program awards: (1) audits of grant recipients by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of the Treasury’s Office of Inspector General...more
On October 5, 2012, Commissioner Mark Ferron of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) issued a ruling proposing reforms to California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) procurement process. These...more
On August 8, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Multiple-Award Task Order Request for Proposal (RFP) for $7 billion in total contract capacity to procure renewable energy through power purchase agreements and...more
Renewable and alternative energy (“RAE”) companies will throw their hats into a rich, but potentially risky, ring for an opportunity to contract with the U.S. Army beginning at the end of September 2012. A number of those...more
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced yesterday that it will invest $5 million over the next five years on research to improve the molten salt-based heat transfer fluids used in concentrating solar projects (CSP),...more
On August 22, 2012, the SEC adopted rules mandated by Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which added a new section Section 13(q) to the Exchange Act....more
The U.S. Army has released its final request for proposals to obtain up to $7 billion in locally generated large-scale renewable and alternative energy through long-term power purchase agreements and “other contractual...more
On August 8, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, through its Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, issued a Multiple-Award Task Order Request for Proposal (RFP) for $7 billion in total contract capacity to procure...more
U.S. Army issues an RFP to secure locally generated renewable and alternative energy.
On August 7, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued its long-awaited request for proposal (RFP) to procure up to $7 billion worth of...more
On July 9, 2012, the Department of Defense (DoD) released a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) soliciting proposals for the Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF). Enacted by Congress in the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, RIF...more
On April 11, 2012, President Obama announced an expanded goal for the Department of Defense (DOD) to deploy three gigawatts (GWs) of renewable energy at Army, Navy, and Air Force installations by 2025. This announcement is...more
The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center has issued a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) to purchase renewable power from renewable and alternative energy assets constructed and operated on or near military installations....more
In support of the U.S. Army's Net Zero Initiative and in partnership with the Energy Initiative Task Force (EITF), the U.S Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville has invited public comment on a draft Request for...more
On December 15, 2011, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved a decision implementing key provisions of California’s new 33% Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) law. That law added § 399.16 to...more
On 15 September 2011, the French Energy Regulation Committee (CRE) issued a set of rules covering the applicable conditions for the new tender process for photovoltaic (PV) projects in France with a capacity exceeding 250kw. ...more
During summer 2010, many of the developed nations initiated sanctions against Iran, a signal that their political discourse was supported by economic realities. In the United States, that movement culminated in the...more
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