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War of Words over E15 Standard
Posted on 17 May 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

With the EPA expected to rule on a waiver that would permit E15 (15% ethanol fuel) to be sold in the U.S. a war of words is heating up between ethanol advocastes, oil industry spokesmen and others. As Ethanol Producer reports: In the space of two... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Massachusetts Leads the Way in Ensuring Biomass Facilities Reduce GHG Emissions
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School On April 27, 2012, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) published a proposed final regulation regarding the use of forest biomass for generating energy... 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

Renewable Energy: Portfolio Standards Free Download
Posted on 1 Apr 2010 by Ridgway M. Hall, Thomas Utzinger, and Jessica Hall

Renewable portfolio standards (RPS) obligate retail sellers of electricity to include in their energy resource portfolios certain minimum amounts of electricity from qualifying renewable energy sources. To help you understand the basics of RPS programs... 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

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