Environmental Administrative Agency Finance & Banking

Read need-to-know updates, commentary, and analysis on Environmental issues written by leading professionals.
News & Analysis as of

New Structure of Kazakhstan’s Government

On 6 August 2014 the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan issued Decree on reorganization of the Government (the “Decree”). The Decree envisages integration of ministries or certain authorities of theirs into one...more

EPA Won't Require Formal Rulemaking for WIFIA Program

During the “Use of WIFIA” breakout session at the NCPPP P3 Connect conference this week in Denver, Elizabeth Corr, Associate Division Director for the EPA, confirmed that the agency will not need to complete the formal...more

Legislative Update Report No. 2012-21 -- Nov 15, 2012

In This Issue: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and...more

California Sets Schedule for Non-Residential Building Energy Disclosures

In furtherance of its ongoing efforts to promote energy efficiency, California has implemented a new requirement that owners or operators of non-residential buildings disclose a building’s past energy use data to prospective...more

Renewable Energy Update -- October 17, 2012

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

Section 1603 Renewable Energy Treasury Grant Program Update: IRS and OIG Audits and Sequestration Haircuts

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

Energy Game-Changer: Electric Storage Systems

Storage has become a premier cleantech investment opportunity. Ernst & Young reported that energy storage totaled more than a third of the US$1.1 billion US venture capital investment in cleantech for Q3 2011, which was the...more

Legislative Update Report No. 2012-18 -- Sept 30, 2012

In This Article: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more

DOE Announces $5 Million Grant to Arizona Universities for CSP Research

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

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- August 2012

In the August 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 to...more

State Grants Assist Development of Local Stormwater Programs

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

$7B in Contracting Opportunities for Renewable Energy Projects

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

Renewable Energy Co-Operatives - Open for Business?

The FIT Rules provide that project proponents have a certain amount of time to build their projects to validate their contracts. There are also key milestones that must be met at various points during project development. In...more

Renewable Energy Update -- July 17, 2012

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus -- Republicans Offer Bill to Bar Backing for Future Solyndras; California Energy Commission Awards Nearly $1.2 Million for Energy Research Projects; GE Wins Wind-Turbine Patent Case...more

House Appropriations Committee Votes to Cut EPA Budget by 17 Percent, Limit Regulatory Authority by Thomas J. Spulak and Claudia...

The House Appropriations Committee has approved funding for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and numerous other related agencies for Fiscal Year 2013. Of interest to many in the...more

Energy And Environment Update -- July 8, 2012

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; Personnel; States;...more

Green Building Update -- July 9, 2012

In This Issue: Green Building Focus -- Chemical makers say new LEED v4 rules will cost jobs; USGBC launches Global Initiative on Urban Resilience; SFPUC green headquarters opens; DOE funds energy efficiency training...more

Developers Are Rushing to be Among the First in Japan’s New Renewable Industry

On June 18, 2012, Yukio Edano, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) accepted the recommendation of an advisory committee on the new renewable energy industry and adopted a comprehensive system of feed-in tariffs...more

UK Quoted Companies to be Required to Report Greenhouse Gas Levels

The UK Government has announced that it intends to introduce regulations taking effect from April 2013 requiring all companies quoted on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange to report details of their levels of...more

IRS Issues Guidance on Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds

The Qualified Energy Conservation Bond program was enacted by Congress in 2008 to provide state and local governments with low-cost funds for a variety of energy conservation programs. But according to the Energy Programs...more

Renewable Energy Update -- June 26, 2012

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - Solyndra close to filing bankruptcy plan; Controversial clean power line is finally live; Iberdrola cutting down its U.S. business; U.S. Barring Efforts to Circumvent Duties on...more

FHFA Announces Multiple New Policy Initiatives

On June 15, the FHFA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding state and local Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs, as required by a preliminary injunction issued by the Northern District of California in...more

The Canadian Oil Sands - A Backgrounder: Challenges

Oil sands projects and developers are exposed to various risks and challenges, including: • Cost Overruns and Delays. Many oil sands projects have encountered cost overruns and delays. Historically, some fully...more

Department of Energy Releases $40 Million Solicitation to Fund Pilot - and Demonstration-Scale Biorefineries

On June 15, 2012, the Department of Energy (DOE) Biomass Program issued a long-anticipated funding opportunity announcement for innovative pilot- and demonstration-scale advanced biorefineries. As discussed in a recent WSGR...more

The Canadian Oil Sands - A Backgrounder

Preface - Described by Time Magazine as “Canada’s greatest buried energy treasure”, the Canadian oil sands encompass over 140,000 km2 (54054 mi2) underlying northern Alberta and Saskatchewan. Overall crude production...more

108 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 5

Follow Environmental Updates on: