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Germany Publishes Meeting Report from Expert Dialogue on Application of Nanotechnologies in the Construction Sector

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On June 1, 2017, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety published meeting documents from the Expert Dialogue on “Opportunities and Risks of the Application of...more

Call for Projects: Tunisia Launches its Renewable Energy Program

by Jones Day on

The Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies has launched the first phase of its renewable energy program, which includes the development of 210 megawatts ("MW") as follows...more

Mexico Introduces Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection Provisions for Hydrocarbon Pipelines

by Jones Day on

On March 31, 2017, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources published general administrative provisions in the Official Gazette of the Federation. These administrative provisions establish the guidelines for...more

Energy Newsletter - June 2016

by King & Spalding on

Oil and Gas Unitization: Specific Considerations for Cross-Border Unitization - Setting the Scene - There are more than twenty bilateral unitization Treaties and Joint Development Agreements (JDAs) in place today...more

Energy Newsletter - December 2015

by King & Spalding on

Guaranteed Sunshine: Performance and Testing of Solar Power Projects - This article is the third of three articles on solar power projects and discusses testing and performance guarantees in the context of engineering,...more

The Announcement of Criminal Charges against Lumber Liquidators Underscores the Need for Lacey Act Compliance

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Lumber Liquidators announced in its most recent 10Q that the United States Department of Justice plans to pursue criminal charges surrounding allegations the company illegally imported wood in...more

Energy Newsletter - April 2015

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - Global Solar Energy – A Bright Future - Shared (Common) Facilities in LNG Projects - Hydropower Concessions – Long Awaited Reform - FERC's Order No. 807 Addresses Open Access And...more

Energy Newsletter - January 2015

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - Mexico: E&P Regulator Issues First Call for Bids under Round One - Have the Challenges of the Energy Transition been Overcome? - Challenges for energy security in Europe: Do European...more

What Now? Why Maryland's Decision to Recognize the International Green Construction Code May Signal a Major Shift in the Means...

by Burr & Forman on

There is little doubt that the U.S. Green Building Council (the “Council”) and its established Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, green building certification program have had a major impact on the United...more

The Legal Maze of Solar Globalisation

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

FERC approves Maryland LNG project

by PretiFlaherty on

A proposed Maryland natural gas liquefaction facility won a key federal approval yesterday, as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP to build the Cove Point Liquefaction Project in...more

Brazil’s Belo Monte Move: Will National Development Banks Start Taking Human Rights and Environmental Concerns More Seriously?

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

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

The Real Estate Green Agenda

by K&L Gates LLP on

In This Presentation: - Introduction - The Green Agenda - Key Drivers to Sustainability in the UK - The UK Legislative Landscape - Who is Influencing The Green Agenda - Sources of Green...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 10, 2012

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus EPA cross-state emissions rule delayed by appeals court; BLM seeks input on bidding process for renewable energy development on public lands; Wind manufacturers join trade war...more

Green Building Update - November 18, 2011

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: First international green building code; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - Green Building Market & Impact Report. Organizations launch Coalition for Better Buildings; Orange County USGBC starts green classroom...more

Green Building Update - August 4, 2010

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: *Clean Energy Ministerial sparks 11 U.S. initiatives *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Forecast: green growth despite economy ..P3s to boost green building ..Report: 26% see no added cost for green...more

Green Building Update - June 14, 2010

by Allen Matkins on

In this Issue: *DOE regulations for Obama's Executive Order *Green Building Focus ..Database of NYC green retrofit savings ..LEED certified buildings surpass 5,000 *DOE proposes 3% cost ceiling for green projects...more

Green Building Update - April 28, 2010

by Allen Matkins on

In this Issue: *GSA funds $4 billion for green building projects *Green Building Focus ..Study: Green buildings too quiet for comfort ..Study: Infrastructure investment imperative *Harvard/USC Business Growth...more

Model Code for Green Construction Released for Public Comment

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

The country’s first model green building code for new and existing commercial buildings was recently released and is available for public comment. The International Green Construction Code (IGCC) represents years of...more

Green Building Update - March 22, 2010

by Allen Matkins on

In this Issue: *New: International Green Construction Code *Green Building Focus ..Survey: Green building survey by Allen Matkins, CTG and Green Building Insider ..Book: Guide to Green Building Rating Systems ..Books:...more

Green Building Update - February 22, 2010

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Cities move forward as federal legislation stalls *Green Building Focus ..Bloom Box -- holy grail of energy? ..TeleBriefing -- CA's New Green Building Code ..Buildings find savings with Energy...more

Green Building Update - December 31, 2009

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: *Building "net zero" energy-neutral housing *Green Building Focus ..Report: $15 B in green retrofits by 2014 ..Four green building trends for 2010 ..Copenhagen Aftermath *LEED is just the...more

Green Building Update - September 18, 2009

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *$1 trillion to invest yearly in China's green sector *Green Building Focus ..Fedrizzi pushes building labels ..International code guided by Aspen's green building code ..Reports: Green is economic...more

Green Building Update - August 24, 2009

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Will green construction laws stall housing recovery? *Green Building Focus ..LEED projects grow rapidly outside the U.S. ..New LEED energy and water usage reporting *Clinton challenges universities to...more

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