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Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Green vs. Green: Litigation For and Against Solar Power in California
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Laura Mulry, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School April 2011 was an eventful month for massive solar projects in California and their unlikely opponent: the desert tortoise. As climate change, overpopulation, and development place... Read More

Environmental Initiatives and the Role of the Green Technology Pilot Program
Posted on 2 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

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... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: PACE Update-Court Issues Decision Concerning Litigation Over FHFA’s Stance and Agency Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Posted on 5 Sep 2012 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP This blog has been following the controversy surrounding Property Assessed Clean Energy, more commonly referred to as PACE. Here's an update: Background In the last... Read More

Green Building Law Blogger Shari Shapiro on Energy Regulation
Posted on 5 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

Green Building Law Blogger Shari Shapiro on LEED Decertification
Posted on 5 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

Green Building Law Blogger Shari Shapiro on Renewable Energy & Green Building Law
Posted on 5 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

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: New York City Announces Program to Test Green Products in City-Owned Buildings
Posted on 31 May 2011 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP In May 2011, New York City announced that it is accepting applications for the Municipal Entrepreneurial Testing System (METS) , a new program that will allow startup companies... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: NYC Department of City Planning Introduces Zone Green
Posted on 29 Dec 2011 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP Zoning laws can sometimes make it more difficult for building owners to construct new green buildings or make existing ones more energy efficient. The New York City Department... Read More