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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
Hot Topics for Waste-to-Energy Investors and Developers
Which environmental regs may impact your development projects?
Prosecuting Environmental and Toxic Torts
In this lw.com interview Latham & Watkins partner Harj Rai and associate Lee Irvine discuss how an issuance of green sukuk would allow Islamic investors, for the first time, access to ethical and socially responsible...more
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, on behalf of the $160 billion New York City Pension Funds, has submitted proxy access shareowner proposals to 75 companies. The proposals request a bylaw to give shareowners who...more
When Japan instituted the Renewable Energy Act (REA) in 2012, the stated policy was to encourage the development of renewable energy but to avoid the “boom and bust” cycles seen in other countries. Looking back, there is no...more
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) issued an announcement for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs,...more
The latest news on legal and regulatory developments in Africa’s energy sector. This first Africa energy update focuses on East Africa, a region of growing potential for sector participants. Future updates will focus on other...more
On November 5, 2014, the United States Supreme Court will address the scope of the Sarbanes-Oxley “anti-shredding” law. The interpretation of this somewhat mundane provision may significantly affect how environmental data and...more
Spurred to action by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown, Japan's Parliament seized on popular antinuclear sentiment and passed sweeping legislation to encourage the development of the nation's renewable energy resources. The...more
As part of a historic restructuring of its electrical power sector, Mexico will create a market for tradable Clean Energy Certificates, which many industry participants will be required to obtain. Draft guidelines proposed by...more
Recently, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has opened up two top-rate funding opportunities for young, emerging clean energy companies in Massachusetts. Aimed primarily at university researchers and early-stage...more
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has issued its first "Green Guaranties" to provide financing for a project considered to be in alignment with Green Bond Principles.
The U.S. government's development...more
On January 1, 2013, California embarked on a grand experiment with the launch of the world’s most complex cap-and-trade program. Under this program, companies operating in California, such as food processors, power producers...more
On 31 January 2013, MIC issued a notification outlining prohibited and restricted activities for foreign investment (2013 Notification). For further information on the Foreign Investment Law, the Foreign Investment Rules and...more
On September 29, Governor Brown signed legislation that is seen as creating a robust new financing tool which will expand the existing mechanism of Infrastructure Financing Districts (“IFDs”) and replicate some of the...more
It is rare to find a government in the Asia Pacific region that is not willing to promote their nation’s “push for renewables” amidst an increasingly carbon constrained world. Behind closed doors, governments are well aware...more
In last week’s post, we did an analysis of several recent Yieldcos. As we stated, a number of significant developers in the renewable energy space have either formed Yieldcos, filed for an initial public offering of Yieldco...more
In an August 11, 2014, filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, cellulosic biofuel company KiOR, Inc. (KiOR) reported that without any new financial commitments, the Company only has enough funding to operate...more
After investor-owned utilities meet state requirements, local authorities can take the reins.
As investor-owned utilities reach required levels of mandated state renewable portfolio standards, their willingness to offer...more
In This Issue:
- Quote of the Week
- U.S.-China Relations
- China News
- Energy & Environment and Trade
- Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations:
6th Round of the US-China Strategic and...more
Evaluating environmental risks associated with real estate transactions is a standard, and often standardized, practice for sophisticated real estate practitioners. However, in light of several recent developments - the...more
While most jurisdictions within Latin America and the Caribbean base their core electric generation asset portfolio on fossil fuels, renewable energy technologies are now changing the regional energy landscape. Now, wind,...more
In this fourth in our series of briefings on topics relevant to those involved in brownfield land, we look at the issue of lenders’ liability in respect of risks arising from brownfield sites under environmental law in...more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on April 16, 2014 that, effective May 16, 2014, it is adopting the recently updated Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Standard, ASTM E1527-13. HUD...more
In This Issue:
- Downturn in Chinese Economy May Be Triggering An Export Surge
- EPA Issues Guidance On American Iron And Steel Requirement For $2.4 Billion In FY 2014 Clean Water And Drinking Water State...more
The New York Green Bank has issued an RFP for developers, energy service companies, owner/operators and equipment manufacturers—as well as private-sector capital providers, including financial institutions or other...more
Young companies are always looking for sources of capital, but many are unaware of funding sources provided by governmental programs. These programs are typically targeted at specific sectors and are intended to create jobs...more
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