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Delaware and Rhode Island Join Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact
Posted on 24 Jul 2013 by State Net

ENVIRONMENT: DELAWARE Gov. Jack Markell (D) signs SB 117, legislation that makes the First State the 39th to join the "Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact," an agreement among member states to share information and access to records about individuals... Read More

Myriant Corporation Files for IPO
Posted on 17 Jun 2011 by Jonathan Wilson

Myriant Corporation has filed an S1 registration statement with the SEC, seeking to become publicly-traded. According to the filing: We are an industrial biotechnology company focused on becoming a low-cost producer of high-value biochemicals that... Read More

Alternative Fuel Producers Push for 30% Investment Tax Credit
Posted on 15 Mar 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

Blue Fire Ethanol and a consortium of 31 other alternative fuel producers have sent a letter to Congress asking for a 30% investment tax credit for biofuels. While alternative fuel producers were encouraged by last week's passage of extenders legislation... Read More

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

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

Renewable Energy Law Developments – American Bar Association Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law – Renewable Energy Committee
Posted on 19 Jan 2010 by ABA Public Utility Communications Transportation

This report from the Renewable Energy Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law looks at recent renewable energy law developments. The report begins by noting that “The past few years... 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

Extension of Liquid Fuel Tax Credits Still Not Resolved
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

Both the Senate and the House have passed bills that would extend for one year the $1-per-gallon tax credit for alternative biofuels and biodiesel but the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Representative Sander Levin (D-MI), said recently... Read More

Senate Expected to Vote on Biodiesel and Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Extensions this Week
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

On Friday, March 5, 2010, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. NV) filed a motion for cloture on H.R. 4213 , the House tax extenders bill, which includes an extension of the biodiesel tax credit and alternative fuel mixture tax credit programs through... Read More

House Passes Tax Extenders Bill: Biodiesel and Fuel Mixture Credit Extensions Included
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

The House on Friday by a narrow margin passed H.R. 4213, extending various unemployment benefits and stimulus programs along with a basket of tax credits that included the biodiesel tax credit and the alternative fuel mixture credit . (House Committee... Read More

U.S. Endowment for Forestry Seeks Proposals for Woody Biomass Energy Demonstration Projects
Posted on 2 Feb 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities is seeking pre-proposals for grants of up to $250,000 to develop demonstration projects for the conversion of woody biomass to energy. The Endowment will award grants of up to $250,000 (but not more than... 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

A Smaller, Quieter, and Greener British Invasion
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 by Eric L. Lane

Eric L. Lane, Attorney, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP International cooperation in clean tech innovation and diffusion is increasingly common. One of the trends in this regard is a country’s trade officials organizing an international... Read More