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Uncertainty Surrounds Illinois’s Nationally-Watched Collaborative Legislation On Fracking
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Prosecuting Environmental and Toxic Torts
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Deryck Palmer on What’s Next for the Energy Sector
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Regulatory Challanges When Bringing a Vehicle to Market in the United States
Pacific Northwest Positioned to Be Hub for Great Sustainable Transportation Economy
New Consumer Product Regulations: Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Need to Prepare
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
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Vermont Becomes the First State to Outlaw Fracking—Stone Pigman's Keith Hall
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
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Pennsylvania’s broad mining exemption from sales and use tax also includes an exemption for pollution-control devices that is less well known than the general exemption for mining equipment. The pollution-control exemption...more
In This Issue:
New York Enacts Significant Changes to Related Member Royalty Add-Back Law; Nuclear Power Plant That Produces Steam and Water to Generate Electricity Not Eligible for Investment Tax Credit; Appellate...more
On April 16, 2013 the members of the European Parliament voted 334-315 against the proposal of the European Union (EU) Commission to suspend future auctions of EU emission trading scheme (EU ETS) allowances until 2019 in...more
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued important guidance to determine when construction begins with respect to a qualified facility for purposes of the production tax credit and the investment tax credit for certain...more
New York State continues to be a national leader in renewable energy initiatives, particularly in encouraging practical, everyday applications of solar power. Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of his ongoing “NY-Sun”...more
The renewable electricity production tax credit and the energy investment tax credit currently offer taxpayers a tax credit for energy produced from qualified facilities. For the PTC, the tax credit covers a ten-year period....more
On April 15, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2013-29 (Notice), which established guidelines and a safe harbor to determine when construction has begun on a “qualified facility” for purposes of the renewable...more
In This Issue:
- Chinese Auto Parts Maker Buys A123 Systems
- Return of ARRA Funds
- Tax Incentives Extended for Battery Maker
- Ford Increases Electric Vehicle Dealers and Pushes Sales
- Michigan Lithium-Ion...more
The Office of Management and Budget has issued its Report to the Congress on the budget sequestration for federal fiscal year 2013 required by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended by the...more
On January 21, 2013, Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE) posted the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in Ontario: A Discussion Paper (the Discussion Paper) on the Environmental Registry, in conjunction with a...more
On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, California voters approved Proposition 39-THE CALIFORNIA CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT. Proposition 39 changes the way taxes are assessed for companies with multistate operations. This change is...more
Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of his ongoing “NY-Sun” program intended to accelerate customer-sited solar electricity capacity in New York State, recently signed into law three bills which further this initiative....more
From our offices in Boston, Portland, and Portsmouth, Pierce Atwood’s State and Local Tax (“SALT”) Group provides litigation, planning, transaction, regulatory, and legislative services to business, associations, and...more
The mining code of the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC] provides for a possibility of leasing and assigning mining and quarry rights. Since mining and quarry rights, as expressed in mining and quarry permits, are real and...more
Mining is a key sector and continues to grow in several part of the world including in the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC]. Legislation for mining may require an environmental impact assessment to be carried out before a...more
In This Issue:
Gain on Sale of New York Property Allocated Entirely to New York; Failure to Establish Value of Assets in a Bulk Sale Leads to Liability for Entire Sales Tax Deficiency; Entitlement to QEZE Credits...more
On April 6, 2012 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Private Letter Ruling 201214007, which concluded that where a taxpayer purchased wind energy facilities accompanied by facility-specific Power Purchase Agreements...more
Originally published in Law360, January 23, 2012.
Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 5:51 PM ET) -- The end of a federal grant system that doled out billions of dollars to solar energy companies may have been...more
Over the past few months the Ukrainian Parliament has made two important changes to the legislative framework governing production sharing agreements for exploration and extraction of minerals. These
amendments have been...more
In April 2011, Governor Brown signed a bill requiring one-third of California's energy to be produced from renewable sources by December 31, 2020. This energy mandate has created a land rush, and developers and utilities are...more
When the eighth largest economy in the world, and one that happens to occupy a large portion of the western U.S. coastline, adopts a groundbreaking set of rules, you would think that would get a lot of attention. Yet, after...more
The ‘500 polluters’ tagline has proved popular amongst the commentariat for explaining the reduced coverage of the Gillard Government’s carbon price mechanism, however, this is only part of the story.
The Federal Parliament is one (very significant) step closer to implementing the Carbon Price Mechanism (CPM) and their Clean Energy Future Plan of the Multi-Party Climate Committee.
Companies should consider their...more
1 What is the nature and importance of the mining industry in your country?
The country is located to the immediate north of Australia in the Pacific Rim of Fire. It is highly prospective for...more
Good news for anyone thinking about getting an electric vehicle (EV), Nissan has announced it will resume taking applications for its new Leaf starting May 1. The on-line reservation system for the Leaf will reopen in...more
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