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Maine biomass commission first meeting

by PretiFlaherty on

A special commission formed by the Maine Legislature to study the economic, environmental and energy benefits of the state's biomass industry holds its first meeting this week. This spring, the Maine legislature enacted...more

Proposed CEQA Guidelines Amendments: A Critique of OPR’s “Preliminary Discussion Draft” (Part II – Proposed “Substance” and Major...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

On September 18, 2015, I posted a “Part I” piece on the “efficiency improvements” category of OPR’s Preliminary Discussion Draft of its “Proposed Updates to the CEQA Guidelines” (the “Discussion Draft”). This follow up post...more

North Carolina Adds a New Square to the Patchwork Quilt of State-by-State Treatment of Hydraulic Fracturing

by BakerHostetler on

New York State garnered worldwide media attention on December 17, 2014, when Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced after six years of study that it was instating a complete ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing...more

California Energy Commission Considering Changes to Ongoing AB 1103 Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure Requirements

by Allen Matkins on

The California Energy Commission ("CEC"), which is charged with overseeing the implementation of the California Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program ("AB 1103"), is considering changes to the ongoing program....more

Eligibility Requirements for an Electric Power Generation Permit in Mexico - Companies Must Meet a Number of Conditions When...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On April 8, 2015, the Regulatory Energy Commission (CRE) issued administrative resolution RES/182/2015 in the Mexico Official Federal Gazette (Diario Oficial de la Federación). The requirements and general information...more

Green Banks: Financing Tomorrow’s Clean Energy Projects

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In February 2014, lawyers from Latham & Watkins participated in the inaugural Green Bank Academy held in Washington, D.C. State energy and finance officials from across the US attended the Academy to discuss the role of green...more

Energy & Environment Update

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Energy - Department of Interior - Environmental Protection Agency - Government Accountability Office -...more

California Energy Commission Provides Guidance For New Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program

by Perkins Coie on

The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently issued updated regulations for its new Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program. The updated regulations provide practical guidance to building owners for...more

Renewable Energy Update -- February 19, 2013

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - Three environmental groups sue BLM over Solar Energy Zones; California sets 50MW target for grid energy storage; Global wind capacity increased almost 20% in 2012 to 282...more

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