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Ballard Spahr LLP: DOE Offers $1 Billion in Federal Loan Guarantees for Distributed Energy Projects, Provides Guidance
Posted on 1 Sep 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Howard H. Shafferman and Darin Lowder The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that it will make $1 billion available for distributed energy project loan guarantees. DOE issued supplements to the existing loan guarantee solicitations... Read More

DLA Piper Energy Alert: DOE Approves LNG Exports To Non-Free Trade Countries
Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by DLA Piper

By Philip Angeli The US Department of Energy has issued an Order granting approval to Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Jordan Cove’s liquefaction and export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon, to countries... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: DOE Requires States to Review and Possibly Update Building Energy Codes
Posted on 3 Aug 2011 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP The Department of Energy recently published two final determinations that will require states to review and possibly update their residential and commercial building energy efficiency... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Issues First Authorization to Export LNG from Domestic Production
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Kurt L. Krieger On April 16, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC and Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. proposal to site, construct and operate facilities at Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to export up to... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: Energy Industry Updates for March 2011
Posted on 18 Apr 2011 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Foley & Lardner LLP An Uncertain Future for the DOE Loan Guarantee Program As discussions heat up over how to reduce the deficit in the current fiscal year, many eyes are on the loan guarantee program administered by the U.S. Department... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: DOE Study: Fracking Didn't Contaminate Water
Posted on 22 Jul 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Brian J. Pulito A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a Western Pennsylvania drilling site. Richard Hammack... Read More

Troutman Sanders: DOI and DOE Release 'Roadmap' for Solar Energy Development
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by Troutman Sanders

On July 27, 2012, the Department of the Interior ("DOI") Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") and the Department of Energy ("DOE") announced the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement ("PEIS"... Read More