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The Tar Sands Debate Comes To Delaware

Across the country, environmental organizations have made the transport and processing of crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada a focal point in their efforts to reduce carbon emissions, citing higher carbon...more

Myanmar Issues Foreign Investment Law Implementing Regulations

Summary - On January 31, 2013, the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development released the new Implementing Regulations for the Myanmar Foreign Investment Law No. 21 (FIL No. 21). President U Thein Sein...more

Energy Newsletter - January 2013

In This Issue: - TRANSACTIONAL: Corporate/London; Maritime - Maritime Boundaries: UNCLOS and disputes over the right to explore and develop offshore reserves and the effect on the oil and gas industry -...more

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Actions

Antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) actions in the United States against foreign companies have increased markedly in recent years. The US Government has prioritized the protection of domestic industries impacted...more

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Tort Litigation: Reforming NEPA Review of Energy Projects

The President’s re-election once again focused attention on the question of whether the Administration will grant the Presidential permit necessary for the U.S.-Canada border crossing of the Keystone XL pipeline. While...more

President Obama Orders Chinese-Owned Corporation To Divest From Wind Farm In Oregon by Shannon Doyle

On September 28, 2012, President Obama blocked Ralls Corporation from acquiring ownership of four wind farm companies in Oregon near a U.S. naval weapons systems training facility due to national security concerns. Ralls is a...more

CFIUS Update: President Blocks Ralls Transaction

As addressed in our September 27 blog, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) was sued in U.S. District Court by Ralls Corp relating to the acquisition by Ralls of four Oregon companies whose assets...more

A Wind Farm in Oregon Threatens National Security and President Obama Acts - September 30, 2012

This past Friday, President Obama stopped a national security threat in its tracks: We quote: There is credible evidence that leads me [the President] to believe that Ralls Corporation (Ralls), ..., and its...more

At CFIUS’s Recommendation, the President Blocks Chinese Company from Acquiring U.S. Wind Farms

President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting a Chinese-owned company from acquiring and owning four wind farms in the U.S. on September 28, 2012, which marks the first time in over two decades that a U.S. president...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 10, 2012

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 - September 18, 2009

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

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

Green buildings: Opportunities and risks

In recent years, the Middle East has emerged as a centre for monumental buildings. Dubai is currently building the world’s tallest—Burj Dubai— while Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar all are considering building rival...more

Green Building Update - July 31, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *U.S. & China to collaborate on sustainability *Green Building Focus ..Online LEED product guide ..Report: Living Building Challenge *Santa Monica's new sustainability Website *Baltimore: LEED...more

Green Building Update

IN THIS ISSUE: *Obama's green building agenda *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Survey: down market conditions not likely to stop green construction *USGBC's membership adopts LEED-2009 *Sustainable projects hold up overseas...more

Green Building Update - October 24, 2008

In this issue: *California releases draft 'Scoping Plan' for AB 32 *Green Building Focus: ..Green Tax Incentives in $700B Economic Stabilization Act ..Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings *19 cities in California have...more

Green Building Update - September 24, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *California says climate plan equals economic growth *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Green Building growing in every region of the world ..New Venture Capital Fund To Focused on Green Building *Critics claim...more

Green Building Update - September 10, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Developers say LEED cert. becoming hard to resist *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Green schools: higher test scores & lower absenteeism *Green Globes rating competing with LEED certification *Fast track...more

Green Building Update - July 16, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Insurance company offers coverage for green homes *Green Building Focus ..USGBC's "Advanced Energy Design Guide" available for download *USGBC modifying the LEED certification program through...more

Green Building Update - June 18, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *$100 million LEED platinum data center for Sacramento *Green Building Focus ..USGBC to begin outsourcing LEED certification to Green Building Certification Institute ..International Energy Agency...more

Green Building Update - June 11, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *San Francisco approves solar incentive program *Green Building Focus ..California Office Markets: Signs of Optimism? Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey - June...more

Green Building Update - May 28, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *San Francisco Bay area passes carbon tax *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Kraft Foods and ProLogis announce world's largest LEED-CI gold certified distribution center *San Francisco's proposed green building...more

Green Building Update - May 21, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Green Building market expected to double by 2012 *Green Building Focus ..State of Green Business 2008 *U.S. Green Building Council opens LEED 2009 for public comment *San Diego community named "Mixed...more

Green Building Update - May 7, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Frost & Sullivan research finds significant savings from LEED certification *Green Building Focus ..The American Institute of Architects releases top 10 'green' projects of 2008 *Forbes outlines the...more

Green Building Update - March 26, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Greenopia launches "guide to green living" Los Angeles *Green Building Focus ..Green Building Incentives That Work: A look at how local governments are incentivizing green development *National...more

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