Ballard Spahr LLP: U.S. Army Plans To Issue Up to $5 Billion in Renewable Energy Contracts

By Roger D. Stark and Darin Lowder The U.S. Army has announced plans to solicit and award multiple indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts which will be used in awarding Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) task orders for up to an aggregate amount of $5 billion, with individual task orders...

Environmental Initiatives and the Role of the Green Technology Pilot Program

By Sarah M. Wong, Marquette University Law School The United States has entered a heightened state of environmental awareness. America's history of industrialization and consumerism in the early 1900s resulted in the realization that an increasing rate of industrial growth wrought a devastating...

Ballard Spahr Legal Alert: U.S. Army Seeks Comments on $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Contracts

By Roger D. Stark and Darin M. Lowder The U.S. Army has issued a Request for Information seeking public comment on a draft solicitation to procure up to $7 billion in large-scale locally generated renewable and alternative energy on or near Army land using power purchase agreements or other contractual...

Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge Shortlists 2012 Projects

Five projects bringing safe water and sanitation in final race for 1st and 2nd prize The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge shortlist was announced on June 12, highlighting five innovative ideas to provide sustainable access to safe water and sanitation. The winning project will be announced at...

Wind Projects: Bald Eagles Don't Surf

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English One would think that preliminary estimates of bird fatalities at a proposed 78 MW wind farm in southeastern Minnesota were hardly news. After all, there are over 60,000 MW of wind energy installed in the United States. But the Wall Street Journal...