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
On March 11, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2015-25, which provides further guidance to assist renewable energy facility developers and investors in evaluating whether such facilities satisfied the...more
Virginia, North Carolina and other mid-Atlantic coastal communities are no strangers to severe weather and related storm surges and flooding. However, many of these communities are experiencing storm surges and tidal and...more
In this issue
- The CERCLA Divisibilty Defense: Back from the Dead?
- Springing Recourse for Breach of Solvency and Debt Payment Covenants? Does New York Need Cherryland Legislation?
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
As the utility-scale solar market continues to expand and globalise, project developers and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors increasingly find themselves considering unfamiliar jurisdictions. A new...more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released revised closing documents that must be used for all transactions with a commitment issued after August 10, 2014. HUD has instituted a grace period in...more
The IRS recently released Notice 2014-46 (the Notice) which provides welcome guidance to tax equity investors and developers on the construction of wind, geothermal, biomass, landfill gas and certain hydropower and marine...more
On August 8, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2014-46 (the “Notice”), which provides some important clarifications with respect to the requirement that construction of a project commence prior to...more
Renewable Energy Focus: California’s net zero energy building to reshape U.S. construction industry - Alternative Energy News - Apr 15:
California’s recent revisions to Title 24 put in place ambitious performance...more
Construction SignHUD’s Office of Housing and the Federal Housing Administration’s adoption of a new technical standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (“Phase I ESA”) took effect on May 16, 2014....more
In a decision recently ordered published, the Fourth District Court of Appeal added to the growing progeny of Save Tara, and affirmed the trial court’s judgment denying the City of Irvine’s writ petition seeking to compel...more
A ruling by the Sacramento County Superior Court has presented a major roadblock to the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s (“Authority”) high-speed rail project (“Project”). On November 25, 2013, Judge Michael Kenny...more
Pursuant to the requirements of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, on March 1, 2013, President Obama signed an Executive Order reducing the budgetary authority in accounts subject to...more
On September 20th, the IRS issued Notice 2013-60, which updates prior guidance, contained in Notice 2013-90, regarding the "begin-construction" requirement for the production tax credit (PTC) under Section 45 of the Internal...more
Yesterday, at the American Wind Energy Association’s Finance & Investment Seminar in Manhattan Attorney-Advisor Christopher Kelley of the U.S. Treasury, speaking on his own behalf, said that the Treasury and IRS are...more
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (“Authority”) had a major setback on Friday when Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny ruled that the Authority had “abused its discretion by approving a funding plan...more
A letter from Treasury Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Fitzpayne to Rep. Coffman (R-CO) dated June 17, 2013 addresses the IRS’ recent guidance with respect to the “beginning construction” requirement for PTC...more
On March 7, 2013, Senators Lautenberg, Inhofe, Crapo and Udall introduced the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2013, which would amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation...more
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is a relatively new state agency designed to ensure the continued growth and development of the region without hurting the preservation of our state's precious natural resources....more
In late November, the Brazilian national development bank (“BNDES”, by its Portuguese initials) announced its approval of a $10.8 billion loan to finance the construction of the Belo Monte dam, the world’s third largest...more
New York’s “Energy Highway” continues to move forward. On October 22, 2012, the Energy Highway Task Force presented Governor Andrew Cuomo with its New York Energy Highway Blueprint (Blueprint), a comprehensive plan to upgrade...more
In This Issue:
Green Building Focus - Green building benefits 'need better documentation'; LEED rating system grows into global phenomenon; CBRE puts up $1M to fund green building research; AIA commits to develop public...more
Renewable energy projects that are seeking the 1603 Grant in Lieu of Tax Credit based on beginning construction by December 31, 2011 (either through the 5% of Total Eligible Costs Safe Harbor OR through physical work of a...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
In This Issue:
NACO's green building incentives report; AltBuild Expo coming to Santa Monica; GSA lists 30 fed. buildings for deep energy retrofits; Cities with the most Energy Star buildings in the U.S.; $26M in...more
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