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
June 10, 2015 marked the day that the Chinese government released a new draft law for public comment. China’s increased awareness of the long lasting effects of pollution on the country’s land, water, and people is reflected...more
On June 24, 2015, the Master Limited Partnership Parity Act (S. 1656) was reintroduced in the House and the Senate. The legislation would provide investors in renewable energy projects with tax breaks that are currently...more
The Treasury Department (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (Service) have issued proposed tax regulations (Proposed Regulations) that provide guidance on, and significantly scale back, the types of activities...more
In the past few years, many energy companies with investments in renewable energy projects have considered forming “yieldcos,” with five formations in 2013 and 2014. A yieldco is a growth-focused public company, typically...more
The IRS recently released Notice 2015-4 (the Notice), which provides performance and quality standards that small wind energy property (defined under section 48(c)(4) of the Code as property utilizing a “qualifying small wind...more
Yesterday, Sol-Wind filed its S-1 with the Securities & Exchange Commission for its listing on the NYSE. Its ticker symbol will be SLWD.
Here is a link to my structure diagrams for Sol-Wind and comparisons of it to a...more
The Commonwealth Government has released its Green Paper exploring a range of policy options to expand the competitiveness of the Australian agriculture sector and its share of the global market.
The Green Paper serves...more
Attorneys in Beveridge & Diamond’s San Francisco office recently helped the largest developer of greenhouse gas (GHG) offset credits in the U.S., Environmental Credit Corp. (ECC), secure a favorable determination from the...more
On October 31, the IRS released Private Letter Ruling 201444025, which was addressed to a manufacturer of solar systems that are mounted on real estate. The nature of the real estate, along with many other interesting facts,...more
On January 1, 2013, California embarked on a grand experiment with the launch of the world’s most complex cap-and-trade program. Under this program, companies operating in California, such as food processors, power producers...more
On 31 January 2013, MIC issued a notification outlining prohibited and restricted activities for foreign investment (2013 Notification). For further information on the Foreign Investment Law, the Foreign Investment Rules and...more
On September 29, Governor Brown signed legislation that is seen as creating a robust new financing tool which will expand the existing mechanism of Infrastructure Financing Districts (“IFDs”) and replicate some of the...more
Effective on July 1, House Bill 957 (2014) (the “Amendment”) amended the Georgia Brownfield Act, O.C.G.A. § 12-8-200 et seq. (the Act). The Amendment broadens applicability of the Act, expands the pool of eligible parties...more
Concerned about the potential for price volatility in its cap and trade program, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) commissioned the Market Simulation Group (MSG) at the University of California Energy Institute to...more
In This Issue:
- Drafting Lessons From The "Deliver-Or-Pay Wars" Of The Southern Cone
- Flaring Litigation in North Dakota is Capped
- Shell Oil Co. v. United States -- A Divided Federal Circuit...more
Last week the IRS released an internal memorandum addressing which of the parties to a contract manufacturing arrangement for biodiesel is treated as the “producer” of the biodiesel for certain federal tax purposes....more
On March 21, the Obama Administration formally notified Congress that it intends to enter into a new plurilateral trade negotiation in the World Trade Organization (WTO) to eliminate tariffs on environmental goods. The...more
The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2014-12 on December 30. It is available below. It addresses the structuring of historic tax credit transactions (i.e., transactions involving rehabilitation tax credits provided for in...more
The OCC issued an interpretive letter (“Letter #1139”), in which the OCC concluded that a national bank (the “Bank”) could provide financing for a renewable energy solar project (the “Facility”) in which the financing was...more
In This Issue:
Fuel Taxes Increased to Solve Transportation Funding Shortfall; PA Supreme Court Upholds Rejection of Township Business Privilege Tax; Unclaimed Property - Challenge to Delaware’s Auditing Procedures;...more
The Sacramento Superior Court has upheld the constitutionality of California Air Resources Board's ("ARB") cap and trade auctions in the related cases California Chamber of Commerce v. ARB and Morning Star Packing Company v....more
In a twin set of wins for the state, two lawsuits challenging California’s flagship cap-and-trade auction system first implemented in November 2012 were rejected by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley this...more
During its 2012 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB 987, a bill which required that the ten separate EPA-licensed storm sewer system (“MS4”) jurisdictions in Maryland (Baltimore City and nine...more
Draft legislation, published on 15 October 2013, sets out the Australian Government's plans to repeal the Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth) and associated legislation (Carbon Acts) with effect from 1 July 2014. The impact, if...more
In This Issue:
- DOE Announces Fourth Authorization for LNG Exports to Non-FTA Nations. Does This Mean Full Steam Ahead?
- FERC Addresses ISO-NE Capacity Supply Obligations, Walks a Fine Line Between Generator...more
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