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 Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently released Notice 2015-12 (the “Notice”), which solicits applications for allocations of the approximately $1.4 billion remaining available amount of national bond volume limitation...more
The White House Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has released its semi-annual Unified Regulatory Agenda and Regulatory Plan for Fall 2014, covering more than 60 Federal...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
When the collateral has environmental contamination, the lender is faced with a take-it-or-leave-it dilemma, either of which poses significant financial risk. Taking a property in foreclosure may result in the lender bearing...more
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