In This Issue:

- Making Solar Power More Affordable for New Yorkers

- Fracking Moratorium Leads to Termination of Oil and Gas Leases

- New Water Withdrawl Permit Requirements

- Update on Federal Trade Commission Guides for Green Marketing

- Spotlight

- Recent Decision: Highlights Distinction Between Compliance With Multiple Environmental Programs

- Cancelling EPA’s Self Audit Policy Program?

- Excerpt from Making Solar Power More Affordable for New Yorkers:

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” program intended to accelerate customer-sited solar electricity capacity in New York State, signed into law three bills to promote this renewable energy program. These newly enacted statutes:

• Exempt the sale and installation of commercial solar energy systems — defined as systems which convert solar radiation to energy for cooking, hot water or electricity—from State sales taxes, beginning January 1, 2013, and grant municipalities (counties and cities) the power to exempt these systems from local sales tax. New York’s similar program for residential solar energy systems continues unchanged.

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Topics:  Audits, Compliance, Environmental Policies, EPA, Fracking Bans, Green Energy, Oil & Gas, Solar Energy, Water

Published In: General Business Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Energy & Utilities Updates, Environmental Updates, Zoning, Planning & Land Use Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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