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EPA's Clean Energy Incentive Program

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Expansion of Eligible Low Income Community Projects to Include Solar Projects - The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) allows participants to earn tradeable emissions credits for...more

Shanghai Issues Draft of Revised Environmental Protection Regulations for Public Comment

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress has released the revised Shanghai Environmental Protection Regulations (in Chinese only) for public comment. The revised Regulations, which first came into force in 1997, apply...more

PATH Act Extends Key Tax Provisions for Businesses and Individuals; Many Extenders Made Permanent

by Williams Mullen on

On December 18, 2015, the President signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, HR 2029, PL 114-113 (the “PATH Act”), which extends or makes permanent over fifty (50) expiring tax provisions relating...more

Congress Enacts New Tax Provisions That Provide Cost Savings to Taxpayers (But Don’t Plan a Shopping Spree)

Congress has been promising an overhaul of the tax code for the past couple of years, with virtually no progress. However last month, Congress managed to pass new tax legislation. On July 31, 2015 President Obama signed...more

A New Tool for Developing and Financing Public and Private Infrastructure: Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts

Even as the state's economy continues to improve, local governments continue to struggle to find ways to meet the state's backlog of infrastructure needs, including water, transportation, energy, affordable housing and more....more

News from Second and State | January 2015

The 2015-2016 session is now in officially in full swing. With the pomp and circumstance of Governor Wolf’s swearing in behind them, legislators started to get down to the nitty-gritty this week. ...more

California Issues Guidance on Nonprofit Property Owners Hosting Solar

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The California Board of Equalization in December 2013 issued guidance to advise nonprofit real-estate owners of the property tax consequences of hosting on their tax exempt properties solar generating equipment owned by...more

Four Sustainability Reporting Highlights of 2013

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

2013 should be remembered as a transformative year for sustainability. Significant developments emerged not just from sustainability reports, but from non-profits and regulators concerned with stakeholder interests and...more

Federal Legislation Introduced to Support Nonprofit Organizations Improve Energy Efficiency

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Legislation introduced in the United States Senate would establish a program offering as much as $50 million per year to assist nonprofit organizations wishing to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings....more

Regulatory Developments: Proposed Order to Exempt Certain Non-Financial Energy Derivative Transactions That Affect the Delivery of...

by White & Case LLP on

On August 17, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) unanimously approved a Proposed Order to exempt certain non-financial energy derivative transactions between not-for-profit electric utilities from many of...more

Episode 68 – Marin Energy Authority & Richmond Team Up for Clean Energy

In Episode 68 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on June 30, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Bill Acevedo, chair of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Councilmember Damon Connolly of...more

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