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Renewable Energy Around the Web: January 4, 2010
Posted on 4 Jan 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

Welcome to our first “around the web” summary for the new year. Renewable Energy Around the Web is a weekly compilation of renewable energy news and information. Please write to us with idea or suggestions for topics at “editor at renewableenergymemo... Read More

Michael M. Cunningham on DOEs Loan Guarantee Program
Posted on 3 Feb 2010 by Michael M. Cunningham

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT) and authorizes the Department of Energy (DOE) to "rapidly deploy" certain loan guarantees made in connection with renewable energy projects... Read More

61st Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference, February 18-19, 2010, Houston, Texas
Posted on 22 Jan 2010 by Conferences in Houston

The Institute for Energy Law A Division of The Center for American and International Law Dear Colleagues, The 61st Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference , presented by the Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and International... Read More

Nuclear Energy Report 2009
Posted on 10 Dec 2009 by ABA Public Utility Communications Transportation

Congress continued to address the management and storage of nuclear waste during the past year. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced a bill that would require the president to certify that Yucca Mountain remains the designated site for the development... 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

Feds Settle “Sweetheart Suit” and Kill Search for Energy
Posted on 16 Dec 2009 by William Perry Pendley

One hundred and fifty years ago this month, the first successful commercial oil well was drilled in Titusville, Pennsylvania, thus beginning an oil and gas industry that has thrived both across the country and within forty miles of Titusville in the Allegheny... Read More

Exploration and Production Waste Site Evaluation and Remediation Procedures (SERP)
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

By Linda E. Cummings D.V.M., Ph.D., and Kai David Midboe J.D., L.L.M. “On January 20, 2010, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Conservation (Office of Conservation), published a Notice of Intent to promulgate Site Evaluation... Read More

Videocast - Shari Shapiro of Green Building Law Blog looks at Renewable Energy & Green Building Law
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) Shari Shapiro, an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional, focuses her practice on green building law, which includes sustainable project financing, regulatory drafting, land use approvals, contracts, and... Read More

Is Virginia Poised to Become a Mid-Atlantic Hub for Offshore Wind Energy?
Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Michael P. Giordano, Vandeventer Black LLP While the United States grips with the devastating effects of a tragic offshore oil spill, states on the Atlantic coast are turning their focus toward the development of a different kind of energy off... Read More

Termination of Pooling Units through Lease Termination
Posted on 11 Dec 2009 by Bruce M. Kramer and Patrick H. Martin

Does the pooling of a unit terminate when a lease within the unit terminates? In the case of a compulsory unit, the answer is clearly no. This is because the pooling or establishment of the drilling/spacing unit operates on the right to produce throughout... Read More

Webinar: Renewable Energy in 2010 - Federal Initiatives that Target Renewable Energy
Posted on 15 Feb 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

Please join Ken Driver, Rob Brubaker and Jonathan Wilson at 1pm eastern on Thursday, February 18 for a webinar entitled “Renewable Energy in 2010.” In the first of a two-part series we will explore the challenges and opportunities posed... Read More

An Overview of Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States
Posted on 10 Feb 2010 by ALL Consulting

Natural gas production from tight shale formations, known as “shale gas”, is one of the most rapidly expanding trends in onshore domestic oil and gas exploration and production today. In some cases, this has included bringing drilling and... Read More

Legal Bases for Opposing Wind Farms
Posted on 11 Dec 2009 by Ernest E. Smith

Wind energy is the fastest growing source of energy in the United States. In 2006 the country's wind power generating capacity increased by 27 percent. In 2007 the total wind power generating capacity shot up by 45 percent. According to the American... Read More

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Posted on 10 Dec 2009 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "ARRA" or "Act"), popularly known as the "Stimulus Bill." The Act includes an estimated $787 billion in tax incentives... Read More