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Recycled Water and New Construction. New Standards Being Considered.

The second a series of stockholder meetings will be held on August 30, 2016 in Sacramento, California to consider proposed amendments to the state building code for the installation of recycled water systems for newly...more

IRS modifies and extends continuity safe harbor, clarifies other guidance for production tax credit eligibility

The IRS has released Notice 2016-31, which extends and modifies the “continuity safe harbor” for purposes of the “begun construction” requirement applicable to the renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC) under §45...more

IRS Issues Guidance on Beginning of Construction Rules for Renewable Projects

On May 5, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-31, providing guidance on meeting the beginning of construction requirements for wind and other qualified facilities (including biomass, geothermal,...more

After Extension, IRS Clarifies "Begun Construction" Guidance for PTCs

Following last year's extension of the investment tax credit for qualifying projects for which construction begins prior to January 1, 2020, and of the production tax credit (PTC) with respect to certain facilities the...more

IRS Confirms that Flip Partnership Guidelines Do Not Apply to Solar Projects

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

Comments on Proposed Rule Small Business Government Contracting and NDAA of 2013 Amendments, RIN: 3245-AG58

Re: RIN: 3245-AG58, Comments on Proposed Rule Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Amendments - Dear Ms. Fernandez: We are writing to submit comments...more

FTC Green Marketing Guides

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the release of revised “Green Guides” on October 1, 2012. The Green Guides are intended to help marketers avoid making misleading environmental claims. The Green Guides are...more

Construction Insurance Rates Rise

Construction companies need experienced insurance attorneys to guide them now more than ever. That’s because the market for construction-related commercial general liability (CGL) insurance, and umbrella and excess liability...more

Could Zoning Issues Stop Your New York or New Jersey Business Cold?

When selecting a business operation location for your New York or New Jersey business, there are a number of important factors to consider. While issues like cost, visibility, and convenience often make it to the top of...more

Thought leadership on legal implications of residential and commercial PV installations

Thought leadership piece on legal considerations and lessons learnt in PV installations in the UK....more

Air Resources Board Announces New Regulations for Construction Vehicle Emissions

Representatives from the Air Resources Board and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America trade organization recently agreed on proposed changes to the state’s landmark “off-road” regulation that will offer...more

Renewable Energy Law: Federal Stimulus Provides Major Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation

The economic stimulus package passed by Congress and signed today by President Obama contains good news for supporters of renewable energy and energy conservation. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides...more

Green Building Update - October 1 , 2008

In this issue: *U.S. House kills Senate Bill to extend solar tax credits *USGBC awards $2 million in research grants *DOE awards $15 million as part of Net-Zero *Venture Capital interested in Green...more

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