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On February 25, 2015, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) published two final policy letters on the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Released in draft form in February 2014, the policy letters address...more
The revised rules (10 C.F.R. Part 810) that govern “Assistance to Foreign Atomic Energy Activities” will take effect on March 25.
After almost three and a half years, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) new Part 810...more
On February 17, 2015, the Government of Canada announced a new round of sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and entities, including leading Russian oil firm NK Rosneft OAO....more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division, has issued its “Final 2015 Regional Compensatory Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines.” The Guidelines will apply in the Corps’ San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles,...more
On December 19th, President Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13685 specifically targeting Crimea and those responsible for the usurpation of the peninsula back in March. This latest EO was the forth in a series aimed at...more
On December 12, 2014, the Senate passed a House amendment to the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (NDAA FY15). The final version of the NDAA FY15 places...more
On December 18th, President Obama signed into law the “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014,” authorizing stricter sanctions against Russia, and also increasing military and non-military assistance for Ukraine. Although the...more
On September 19, 2014, Secretary Vilsack was joined by Deputy Secretary of Energy, Dan Poneman, and Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, to announce contract awards to three separate companies to produce over one million gallons...more
U.S. Sanctions -
On September 12, the United States, in coordination with the EU, imposed additional sanctions against Russia in connection with events in Ukraine. Specifically...
- the Office of Foreign Assets...more
Today, the EU published a second round of targeted sanctions against Russia. These new measures expand the EU’s existing Russia sanctions and restrict access to capital markets covering certain loans and credit, trade in...more
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
In This Issue:
- Leading the News
- United States – Africa Relations
- North Africa
- East Africa
- West Africa
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- General Africa News
- Excerpt from...more
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services passed versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 that included starkly different...more
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
In his recent testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey stressed the imperatives of lives saved and operational agility as being at the fore of the U.S....more
On September 23, 2013, the U.S. Army Engineering & Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, acting in conjunction with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, issued its final round of awards under the multi-award task order...more
On August 28, 2013, the U.S. Army Engineering & Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, acting in conjunction with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (“EITF”), issued a second round of awards under the multi-award task...more
In April, I posted a discussion of the background of proposed legislation (HB 484 and SB 491) concerning the siting of wind energy facilities in North Carolina. In particular, the legislature was responding to concerns about...more
While many in industry assume that months of virtual silence indicates that the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD's) commercial-scale energy initiatives have been subjected to drastic sequestration measures, the opposite...more
The North Carolina legislature is now considering proposed legislation (SB 491/HB 484) under which the siting of "Wind Energy Facilities,” otherwise known as wind turbine farms and the supporting infrastructure, would be...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
As the October 5, 2012 deadline looms for interested parties to submit proposals in response to the Army’s RFP for Renewable and Alternative Energy there remains a great deal of confusion as to the details of the “small...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
While August is generally quiet in Washington, D.C., so far this month, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has made progress on two on-going efforts to secure power from renewable energy facilities, and has initiated a...more
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