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by Hogan Lovells on

Updates on the water situation in South Africa Koeberg participating in development of other desalination projects Apart from its recently announced temporary desalination plant, the Koeberg nuclear power station is working...more

Updates to Energy Related Bills in the 2017-2018

Stoel Rives’ Energy Team has been monitoring and providing summaries of key energy-related bills introduced by California legislators since the beginning of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Legislators have been busy moving...more

Holland & Knight's Inaugural Israel Practice Newsletter - July 2017

by Holland & Knight LLP on

...We invite you to read our inaugural Israel Practice newsletter, in which our authors discuss pertinent American-Israeli topics. As Israel has been a crossroads and a prolific source of new ideas for more than 3,000 years,...more

EPA's WIFIA Program to Provide Credit Assistance for Water Infrastructure Projects - Construction Executive

With the Trump administration in full gear, hopes are high the new president and Congress will enact legislation supporting and expanding investment in U.S. infrastructure. While the two political parties may disagree on the...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2016 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - California sues to block offshore oil hydraulic fracturing - OC Register - Dec 20 - California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the California Coastal Commission filed...more

Saudi Arabia unveils new US$50 billion water desalination programme - The Kingdom to offer privatisations as well as new water...

by King & Spalding on

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of Saudi Arabia has announced a new water desalination programme involving private sector participation worth over an estimated US$50 billion. The programme will be...more

Seawater desalination projects in Morocco

by DLA Piper on

As part of its sustainable development strategy ahead of COP 22, Morocco has chosen seawater desalination as one of the solutions to deal with the shortage of water in certain regions. This technology, which requires a...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - August 2016 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Lawmakers and Governor Brown claim major victory on climate change bills - Sacramento Bee - Aug 24 - California lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a pair of bills to sustain the...more

Sustainable Development Update - August 2016 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - Freddie Mac announces multifamily green building financing initiative - Energy Collective - Aug 13 - Freddie Mac announced last week their Multifamily Green Advantage program, a...more

Does California Bear A Water “Windfall” From Deep-Aquifer Sources?

Stanford University released a study this week stating that California has three times more useable groundwater located in deep aquifers than previously estimated. This might come as welcome news to a state that continues to...more

Are Regulatory Delays Exacerbating Drought Conditions?

As we enter the fall season, substantial portions of California and the Pacific Northwest are experiencing extreme to exceptional drought conditions. While conditions are better in Texas and other nearby states this year,...more

Implications of the California Drought on Energy Use and Climate Concerns

California's drought is now in its fourth year, and state leaders are faced with making unprecedented decisions further restricting water use. The brown lawns and dying trees are all too obvious and painful examples of the...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2015

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - North Dakota federal court limits injunction as to “Waters of the U.S.” rule to 13 states: The Hill - Sep 4 - A federal judge today declined to extend his order enjoining application of...more

Did the 2015 Texas Legislature Help Oil and Gas?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Your Texas legislators have done their work and the citizens are safe for the next two years.  The other good news is that industry supporters generally believe the 2015 Legislature was their friend. House Bill 2: Set...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - August 2015

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus: Coastkeeper's suit against water agency dismissed - San Diego Union-Tribune - Jul 31: A San Diego superior court judge ruled against an environmental group on July 30, rejecting its...more

Feinstein Introduces the California Emergency Drought Relief Act

by Nossaman LLP on

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced a bill last week to help address ongoing and future drought in California. The bill, known as the California Emergency Drought Relief Act (Act), is expected to be folded into broader...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2015 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - California State Water Board seeks fines from local water district for alleged drought-related violations: Sacramento Bee - Jul 20 - State drought regulators went on the offensive against...more

Renewable Energy Update - July 2015 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus: Los Angeles County supervisors to ban large wind turbines in unincorporated areas - Los Angeles Daily News - Jul 14: After hearing pleas from more than a dozen Antelope Valley residents, the Los...more

K&L Gates Texas Environmental Legislative Review

by K&L Gates LLP on

The 84th Texas Legislature ended June 1, 2015. This was the first legislative session under Republican Governor Greg Abbott, and while over 6,000 bills were filed, approximately 1,300 were enacted. For your review, we have...more

California State Water Resources Control Board Finalizes Rules for Desalination Plants

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

As the drought continues across California, the State Water Resources Control Board (“SWRCB”) has adopted its first-ever requirements for desalination plants in the state. Desalination – a process of removing minerals from...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - May 2015 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - California approves sweeping urban water cuts: U-T San Diego - May 5: On May 5, the State Water Resources Control Board voted to approve mandatory water cuts of up to 36 percent for...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - April 2015 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus: Desperate from drought, California turns to desalination: Bloomberg - Apr 8: As California battled its last severe drought in the early 1990s, Santa Barbara spent $34 million on a...more

Rise in Middle East IWPs as Demand for Water Increases

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The majority of the world’s desalination plants are located in the Middle East and we are likely to see a further increase given the region’s increasing water consumption and general water scarcity. GCC demand for desalinate...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - August 2014

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Richmond approves massive Chevron refinery project with $90 million in community benefits: Contra Costa Times - Jul 30: Chevron's five year-plus quest to initiate a $1 billion upgrade...more

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