Addressing Environmental Issues in Real Estate Development
Aboveground Storage Tanks: Where Are We Now?
Vapor Intrusion: New Rules by the EPA
Meet Your Deadlines: West Virginia AST Act Challenges
The Water Values Podcast: Rolling Out AMI in San Francisco with Alison Kastama and Heather Pohl (Part 1)
What Are the Important Issues for Investor-Owned Water Utilities?
Winning Formula for Construction Litigation – Lessons Learned from a Recent Trial Win
The Water Values Podcast - How Can We Resolve Water Conflicts?
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
The Water Values Podcast: Water as a Business Risk. And Opportunity. With Will Sarni
The Water Values Podcast - The Economics of Water with David Zetland, Ph.D.
Senate Bill 375 and Susatainable Communities Strategies
Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Must Take Action Following DTSC Reveal of Priority Products
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Doing Business in California, Proposition 65, the California Green Chemical Initiative and the Rigid Plastic Packaging Regulations
BB&K's Charity Schiller Discusses CEQA Baseline
FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Mining: New challenges and opportunities
The Koontz Decision: Limits Conditions a Government can Impose on Developers
DynCorp's 'Strategic' Defense In Drug Crop Spraying Suit
The IRS has advised that the flip partnership guidelines under Rev. Proc. 2007-65, 2007-2 C.B. 967, do not apply to solar facilities or other projects claiming the Section 48 investment tax credit (ITC). The statement, made...more
The Treasury Department (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (Service) have issued proposed tax regulations (Proposed Regulations) that provide guidance on, and significantly scale back, the types of activities...more
Resource planning is a critical task for energy utilities. It is also of great interest to regulators, ratepayers and other industry members such as renewable energy companies....more
Sometimes new regulations come out of nowhere. And sometimes it is just a matter of time. Last week’s unveiling of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (“BSEE”) offshore blowout preventer and well control...more
IPO recovery? Last year was the most active year for IPOs in the United States since 2000. That’s right: an astounding 275 IPOs were completed in 2014, topping the 2013 total of 222 by more than 23%. Total U.S. IPO proceeds...more
On July 31, 2013, the Senate Finance Subcommittee Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure held a hearing on the Master Limited Partnership Parity Act (S. 765). The bill would extend the master limited partnership (MLP)...more
Technological innovation is driving renewable energy towards a future where it is cost competitive without subsidies and provides a growing share of America’s energy. But for all the technical progress made by the clean...more
In this white paper:
- Energy Efficiency Finance Structures, New and Familiar, and Negotiating Key Agreements
- Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Applying REITs to Energy...more
In This Issue:
New York Enacts Significant Changes to Related Member Royalty Add-Back Law; Nuclear Power Plant That Produces Steam and Water to Generate Electricity Not Eligible for Investment Tax Credit; Appellate...more
This week’s Energy & Environment Update recaps the very busy past week for energy and environmental issues both on and off Capitol Hill. Senator Coons introduced the Master Limited Partnership Parity Act on Wednesday. ...more
Results of California’s first cap-and-trade carbon auction are in and the results are mixed.
The auction was for carbon permits that permit greenhouse gas emitting businesses the right to release carbon into the air. Each...more
Solar power panels on residential rooftops are an increasingly common sight these days. But the legal mechanics behind the development and delivery of solar power to consumers can be complex.
There are several alternative...more
The evolving patchwork of Canadian federal and provincial climate laws and programs has created material risks and opportunities for businesses operating in Canada. Understanding climate change policy and legislation is...more
In This Issue:
- FERC Approves First Commercial Wave Energy Project
- Benefit Corporation Legal Structure Utilized by Companies Focused on Renewable Energy
- Massachusetts Provides Additional Policy Support for...more
Three out of four is an exceptional batting average, but renewable energy advocates are undoubtedly disappointed by the one big loss they suffered in the recent legislative session.
Three bills related to solar energy and...more
Federal agencies in Washington D.C.and the State of California have been concurrently developing plans to allow development and permitting of utility scale solar energy plants on public lands.
The US Department of the...more
California, the world’s fifth-largest economy and 18th in total carbon emissions if it were a separate country1, is rapidly moving forward with the development of its cap and trade program scheduled to be implemented in 2013....more
The City of Los Angeles took another step towards granting exclusive franchises for commercial trash hauling within the City, franchises that would also cover large apartment complexes. Under a plan approved by two City...more
The promise of renewable energy has been partly realized as renewables, including wind and solar, have attracted significant investment over the years and now generate output that comprises a useful contribution to our...more
Environmentally minded renters who are unable to install solar panels on their roofs because they don’t own their buildings, will have a new way to take part in the generation of solar power, and benefit as a result, if SB843...more
Homeowners and renters in California may soon be able to access solar or other renewable energy from community based self-generation programs as an alternative to the power grids offered by the state’s three major public...more
California enacted the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) in 2006. The wide-reaching environmental law is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by implementing a market based cap-and-trade program tied to an...more
In Episode 69 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on July 7, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Gary Price, a tax partner at...more
In the first ever criminal prosecution associated with fraudulently generating renewable fuel credits known as Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), on June 25, 2012, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of...more
A variety of tax proposals are now under consideration in the U.S. that, if enacted, could help to stimulate investment in U.S. renewable energy projects.
One proposal would expand the beneficial tax attributes of...more
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