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Renewable Energy Developments: Grants
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by ABA Public Utility Communications Transportation

By American Bar Association Section of Public Utility and Renewable Energy Committee This Emerging Issues Analysis from the American Bar Association's Renewable Energy Committee looks at state and local loan programs for clean energy programs... Read More

Cooley LLP Named Top Clean Tech/Renewable Energy Firm
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Vault has released the “Best Law Firms in Each Practice Area” rankings for 2011 and has named Cooley LLP a s the top Clean Tech/Renewable Energy firm. For a complete list of Vault's Best Law Firms by Practice Area or to obtain the Cooley... Read More

Jenner & Block: More Wind Power Into PJM Region Could Save $7B Annually
Posted on 22 May 2013 by E. Lynn Grayson

A new report completed by Synapse Energy Economics on behalf of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) concludes adding more wind power to the PJM region can lower gas and coal consumption and reduce regional wholesale energy market prices saving nearly... 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

Marten Law: Renewable Energy Standards--California and Congress Moving in Different Directions
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC “California and Congress seem to be headed in opposite directions on climate policy this year. California has expanded its renewable portfolio standard (RPS), meaning public and private utilities... Read More

The Sun No Longer Shines on Solar Panel Maker Solyndra Llc - Bankruptcy and the FBI
Posted on 9 Sep 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald , Partner, McCarter & English Well, it was only a matter of time before renewable energy hit the mainstream. By which we mean that the bloom comes off the road as the rubber hits the rose. Yesterday the FBI raided the headquarters... Read More

Can Oil/Gas Wells and Wind Turbines Live Peacefully? Win-Wins For Wind Project Managers, Mineral Estate Lessess, and Property Owners
Posted on 5 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

It is the dream of many landowners in the United States to one day have both oil wells and wind turbines on their land. Although there is a well developed common law concerning whose rights are superior to whom in any given situation, a landowner is much... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: States Cooling On Renewable Energy
Posted on 6 May 2013 by State Net

STATES COOLING ON RENEWABLE ENERGY: States' recent passion for renewable energy appears to be running out of steam. Sixteen of the 29 states with renewable portfolio standards are considering legislation that would scale back those mandates, according... Read More

Administration Announces New Program to Promote Biofuels and Renewable Energy (RFS2; Carbon Sequestration; Biomass Crop Assistance Program)
Posted on 3 Feb 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

President Obama today announced a series of steps as part of a comprehensive strategy to enhance American energy independence and build a foundation for a new clean energy economy. The administration believes that the strategy will create new industries... Read More

Energy: Proactive Strategies to Meet Renewable Portfolio Standards
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may expand the already substantial compliance and operational issues facing the energy sector. Aggressive efforts by regulators at the federal and state/provincial levels in the United... Read More

Environmental Groups Should Support Wind Energy - A Victory For Wind Power Over NIMBY Groups
Posted on 24 May 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Wind power can help address the nation's compelling demand for electric power without increasing greenhouse gas emissions or enlarging our carbon footprint. Environmental activists, who are critical of the use of fossil fuels... Read More

U.S. Energy Information Administration Monthly Reports
Posted on 24 Apr 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its most recent "Monthly Energy Review" on March 28, 2012. The Monthly Energy Review is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's primary report of recent and historical energy statistics... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Voluntary Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines
Posted on 22 Apr 2012 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Tanya C. O'Neill and Sarah A. Slack , Attorneys, Foley & Lardner LLP The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued final Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines on March 23, 2012 (Guidelines). The Guidelines, which became effective immediately... Read More

Photoelectric Cells to Dye For - Solar Power From Indoor Lights
Posted on 26 May 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Is it possible to efficiently harness the often dim and indirect light found inside a room (e.g., from incandescent bulbs, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent bulbs, and light emitting diodes). The answer would now appear to be "yes." A... Read More