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This article focuses on environmental due diligence issues in the context of acquiring commercial/industrial real estate or using real property to secure financing. The analysis and risk factors for the acquisition of real...more
Renewable Energy Focus - Why aren't there more solar plants in the desert? -- The Huffington Post - Business - Jul 2:
The vast and glittering Ivanpah solar facility in California will soon start sending electrons to...more
On June 27, 2013, the OSC issued Staff Notice 43-705 addressing OSC concerns with respect to disclosure in technical reports....more
The State of Massachusetts announced that on June 4, 2013, it will issue $100 million of Green General Obligation Bonds (“GO Green Bonds”) underwritten by Bank of America Merrill Lynch....more
The good news is that the mineral exploration tax credit of 15% has been extended for an additional year.
In addition, the budget has made an amendment to Section 66.1(6) of the federal tax legislation to add the words...more
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, tabled Budget 2013 today. In his Budget Speech, the Minister lauded Canada’s economic strength and achievements over the last seven years, while acknowledging that there are...more
Originally Published in Project Finance International, February 27, 2013.
Experts estimate that approximately 85% of the 79,000 dams in the United States will approach the end of their operational life by 2020. The...more
On February 13, 2013, a notice was published in the Gazette officielle du Québec by the Minister of Natural Resources, Martine Ouellet, announcing amendments to the Regulation respecting mineral substances other than...more
On January 31, 2013, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) unveiled revisions to guidance on financial assurance for engineered control variances under the Remediation Standard Regulations...more
As we have discussed in prior posts, Maryland has in place a de facto moratorium on shale exploration and drilling. Responding to inquiries about drilling into Marcellus shale formations in western Maryland, in 2011 Governor...more
On October 18, 2012, the PUC issued an opinion after reviewing an ordinance enacted by South Fayette Township relating to natural gas drilling, which found the Township in violation of Act 13. Due to the violations, the...more
As addressed in our September 27 blog, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) was sued in U.S. District Court by Ralls Corp relating to the acquisition by Ralls of four Oregon companies whose assets...more
On August 23, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) announced that 17 Central Valley levee systems are now ineligible for federal rehabilitation assistance, after a temporary agreement between the Corps and the...more
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) recently issued an RFP to solicit proposals to establish grant agreements for the development of Virginia Locality Stormwater Programs. State grant applications are...more
On May 15, 2012, the Québec Government introduced in the National Assembly An Act respecting mainly the implementation of certain provisions of the Budget Speech of 20 March 2012 (Bill 73), an omnibus bill providing for...more
The National Development and Reform Commission, China’s Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR), and the National Agency of Energy on March 13, 2012 jointly published the first five-year plan for...more
The term “renewable energy” describes energy that comes from natural resources that are naturally replenished, including solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, bio-energy, wave power, tidal power and hydroelectricity....more
Originally published in Marcellus Shale Law and Policy Update
A legislative proposal that would expand Pennsylvania's tax-incentive zones is one of the lures the state is using to convince Shell Oil Company to...more
The Treasury Department has issued guidance in the form of two new “Frequently Asked Questions” addressing when transferees or purchasers of renewable energy property will qualify for the 5 percent safe harbor for beginning...more
Yesterday, the Department of Treasury released guidance in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the cash-grant program enacted in Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, P.L. 111-5. The...more
Greenbuild 2011 featured the first "Green Jobs Forum", bringing to together a diverse group from industry and government to discuss the challenges and opportunities for green job creation. A summary of the opening remarks...more
This afternoon at 5:15 pm, the first public hearing of the South Florida Water Management District on its 2012 Budget will begin. If you want to go, then plan to be there at SFWMD offices located at 3301 Gun Club Road (map)...more
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*Support for green construction remains high—saving energy is top priority
*Overwhelming support for green building and a slowing decline for LEED certification
*Saving energy and operating costs tops...more
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (“MWD") has issued a Request for Qualifications(“RFQ”) from experienced and qualified respondents with the capacity and competency to finance, plan, design, permit,...more