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Wind Projects: Bald Eagles Don't Surf
Posted on 13 Feb 2013 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English One would think that preliminary estimates of bird fatalities at a proposed 78 MW wind farm in southeastern Minnesota were hardly news. After all, there are over 60,000 MW of wind energy installed... Read More

Gifford v. USGBC - Dismissed (But Not on the Merits)
Posted on 1 Sep 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English One of the more infuriating things about lawyers is that often, if they do their job right, their client wins and no one else benefits from it. This is what happened on August 15 before Judge Sand... Read More

Ceres and a Series of Serious Thoughts About the NAIC Climate Disclosures - A Three Part Series
Posted on 24 Oct 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

Ceres released last month the first analysis of the insurer climate change disclosures submitted to state regulators pursuant to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners rule. The report is eye-opening. The authors have combed through the disclosures... Read More

The Debt Ceiling Furor Will Change the Climate of Climate Change Responses
Posted on 11 Aug 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English We hope you don't come to this blog for stock tips but it doesn't take John Bogle to know that the debt ceiling impasse and the budget furor do not bode well for renewable energy stocks... Read More

Gifford v. USGBC - Dismissed (But Not on the Merits)
Posted on 1 Sep 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English One of the more infuriating things about lawyers is that often, if they do their job right, their client wins and no one else benefits from it. This is what happened on August 15 before Judge Sand... Read More

Plugging in Electric Vehicles May Raise IQs
Posted on 13 Dec 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English It's not Gone with the Wind or Harry Potter, but an article just published in the public health journal, Health Affairs , is worth picking up, if only to start you thinking. In Six Climate... Read More