Bob Wyman: Is Cap-and-Trade Working for California?
Polsinelli Podcast - What's Around the Corner for Industries Impacted by Energy Issues?
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 UK government has a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, compared to the 1990 baseline. As domestic buildings were responsible for 25% and non-domestic buildings for 12% of total carbon...more
Following the closure of the RO regime to new solar ground mounted projects with a capacity of more than 5MW which were commissioned after 31 March 2015, the government has today announced a further shake-up of the subsidy...more
Vapor Intrusion (“VI”) is the migration of vapors from contamination in the ground into overlying buildings and structures. It’s no secret that regulatory agencies have increased their focus on VI over the last decade. ...more
The Strategic Growth Council approved nearly $122 million in grants for 28 affordable housing and sustainability projects across California, according to an article in the California Planning & Development Report. This...more
On May 18, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 40 into law, putting restrictions on the ability of municipalities to regulate the oil and gas industry in their jurisdictions. Because the bill passed both the...more
Georgia legislature warms up to solar panels, gets protective of coastal marshes, withdraws support for electric cars, and sacrifices LEED certifications in favor of jobs.
April 2, 2015 marked final adjournment of the 2015...more
Effective April 16, 2015, there will be significant changes to water heater energy factor requirements as the result of updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (“NAECA”). The new requirements call for higher...more
PACE loans can cover up to 100% of the cost of a project, depending on the specific program and the particular project. Similar to other assessments, a PACE assessment runs with the property and can be transferred to a...more
The UK government has set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, compared to the 1990 baseline. Since energy use in buildings is a major source of UK carbon emissions, improving their energy...more
Several months ago we wrote about a then-pending challenge before the New Jersey Supreme Court over the question of whether the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (the “Spill Act”), N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq. was...more
Environmental and Policy Focus - EPA emissions rules face Supreme Court test: NPR - Mar 25:
On April 1, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Obama Administration rules aimed at limiting the amount of mercury and...more
On March 25, 2015, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed into law Chapter 389 of the 2015 Acts of Assembly (the Amendments). The Amendments modify Virginia's existing laws regarding property assessed clean energy (PACE)....more
On February 6, 2015, the Texas Supreme Court released its unanimous and long-awaited opinion in the case Environmental Processing Systems, L.C. v. FPL Farming Ltd., 2015 WL 496336 (Tex. 2015), which did not surprise many...more
On February 25, 2015, the Quebec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change David Heurtel, announced a proposal to modernize the current environmental authorization regime provided...more
Land subsidence is a problem that affects many areas of the world, with well-publicized case studies in Mexico City, Tokyo, and certain areas within California and Arizona. ...more
Now that the Wyoming legislature in its general session, a pending regulatory issue bears noting as some believe it may soon end up on the legislature’s docket. The ongoing debate over oil and gas “setback” regulations has...more
The Supreme Court of Texas upheld a jury verdict finding that a landowner did not suffer trespass from a wastewater injection well located on adjacent property. Environmental Processing Systems, L.C., v. FPL Farming Ltd.,...more
Renewable Energy Focus:
Solar sector created more jobs in 2014 than oil and gas extraction industry -
The solar industry added jobs at a rate nearly 20 times faster than the national average last year, according...more
In Friends of the Kings River v. County of Fresno, the California Fifth District Court of Appeal upheld the County of Fresno’s adoption of an Environmental Impact Report for a mining operation that will result in a permanent...more
The Senate passed the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014? (H.R. 5771) on Tuesday night just before Congress adjourned for 2014. As Molly Bryson described in her December 5, 2014 post following the House’s passage of the...more
In This Issue:
- Update on Developments in California Drone Law
- One Community Gets Relief from Aircraft Noise
- California Once Again Relinquishes Clean Air Act Enforcement Responsibility to the...more
On November 15th, the County Board of Arlington County voted 4-1 to adopt a revised incentives policy for its green building standards. While technically a “voluntary” component of 4.1 Site Plan applications, the County has...more
Manufacturers and Installers of Solar Panels Face Unique Risks from Residential House Fires -
House fires have always been a major source of product liability litigation in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of...more
Last month Governor Brown signed AB 2565, which gives residential and commercial tenants new rights to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, and AB 2188, which directs cities and counties to streamline permitting...more
Renewable Energy Focus - Geothermal power industry lost steam but may be poised for comeback: Los Angeles Times - Oct 19:
Geothermal power was once king of California's renewable energy. So many companies were...more
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