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California Lawmakers Making a Strong Push to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing
Uncertainty Surrounds Illinois’s Nationally-Watched Collaborative Legislation On Fracking
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Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
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Prosecuting Environmental and Toxic Torts
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Deryck Palmer on What’s Next for the Energy Sector
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Are EPA Regulations or Market Factors More to Blame for Potential Coal Plant Closures?
Regulatory Challanges When Bringing a Vehicle to Market in the United States
Pacific Northwest Positioned to Be Hub for Great Sustainable Transportation Economy
New Consumer Product Regulations: Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Need to Prepare
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
LEED Certification Basics and the Rise of Green Building—Lori Wisniewski Azzara
Vermont Becomes the First State to Outlaw Fracking—Stone Pigman's Keith Hall
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
LXBN This Week Ep. 2: EEOC on Criminal Records & Transgender Discrimination, BP Oil Spill Arrest, AZ Immigration Law at SCOTUS
The UK government has proposed a new initiative called the “Patent Box,” designed to foster UK-based innovation and development, and enhance the competitiveness of the UK tax system. And, as an advantageous bonus for clean...more
We continue to monitor patent literature for water and liquid treatment technologies related to hydraulic fracturing. This technology is especially important for western Pennsylvania, the center of the Marcellus Shale region....more
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Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently attempted to promulgate new rules that are designed to protect downwind states from smog and fine particulates emanating from upwind coal burning power plants (it has been...more
On December 13, 2011, the Railroad Commission of Texas ("Commission") finalized regulations requiring oil and gas operators to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing treatments ("fracking"). Please CLICK...more
Originally published in 9-10/2011 China IP, www.chinaipmagazine.com.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bilski ensures that the door to patenting business method inventions remains open in America. This ends...more
A legal update of issues relevant to those involved in the renewables and energy sectors...more
** Senator Baucus Backs an Extension of the Section 1603 Cash Grant Program
** Renewable and Transmission Rulemakings
** FERC Directs NERC to Modify Definition of “Bulk Electric System”
Despite the recent explosion of interest in environmentally friendly technologies, many of the scientific and engineering principles underlying green technologies have been around for decades. For example, harnessing power...more
EPA GHG Reporting Rule, EPA GHG Endangerment Finding, GHG disclosure programs, Green certification, eco-labeling, fuel economy standards, Executive Order 13514, Renewable Portfolio Standard, SEC GHG disclosure guidance,...more
Earlier this week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a pilot program to accelerate the examination of certain “green” technology patent applications.
Pending patent applications in green technologies...more
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*Caltech Pursues Cheaper Solar Energy
*Renewable Energy Focus
..Federal Government Awards $503 Million for Renewable Energy Projects
*2009 Smart Grid Rankings: California’s Sempra Energy in...more
In recent years, the private sector’s efforts to develop responses to environmental challenges have focused strongly on technological solutions. For many businesses in this field, patent protection for innovative technology...more
In the near future, biofuel feedstock patents have the potential to dominate the biofuel patent landscape by covering the most cost-effective means of production. Biomass feedstock is already recognized as the most...more
“Cleantech” has become a buzzword for venture capitalists over the past few years. In fact, many if not most venture capital and private equity firms have decided to devote considerable time and resources to this burgeoning...more
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