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Marten Law: EPA Finalizes Hazardous Air Emission Rules for Boilers and Process Heaters Affecting 90,000 Facilities
Posted on 28 Feb 2013 by Svend Brandt-Erichsen

By Svend Brandt-Erichsen, Partner, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Svend Brandt-Erichsen of Marten Law PLLC discusses EPA's new standards for hazardous air emissions from boilers and process heaters, commonly referred to as "Boiler... Read More

CAA Settlement Requires Violator to Invest in Improving Energy Efficiency of Other Buildings
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by Marc Karell

By Marc Karell, P.E., CEM, Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC In September of 2013, HA Industries of Oregon, IL, a manufacturer of coatings and resin-coated sands, settled charges that it violated the Clean Air Act. No big deal here... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Report Finds that Existing Technologies Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Buildings by 25% by 2050
Posted on 19 May 2011 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP On May 16, 2011, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a report that found that greenhouse gas emissions from residential, commercial and public buildings, which currently... Read More

A Cheap Reliable Way to Reduce Energy Costs
Posted on 21 Nov 2013 by Marc Karell

By Marc Karell, P.E., CEM, EBCP Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC There is a methodology to reliably and inexpensively reduce energy costs. What is this? Retrocommissioning , the process of reviewing the operations of the existing... Read More

LexisNexis® Environmental Law and Climate Change Community Podcast: Marc Karell on 9 Purely Business Reasons to "Green" Your Company
Posted on 26 May 2011 by LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff

On this edition, Marc Karell, founder and principal of Climate Change & Environmental Services, discusses some purely business reasons for companies to "go green." Mr. Karell discusses strategies ranging from energy efficiency to the development... Read More

EPA Launches Green Products Web Portal for Pollution Prevention Week
Posted on 27 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is observing Pollution Prevention (P2) Week (September 19-25, 2011) by launching a new tool designed to provide Americans easy access to information about everyday products like home appliances... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Ohio and California Legislatures Approve Measures for Regulation of Shale Gas Fracking
Posted on 5 Jun 2012 by State Net

ENERGY: The OHIO House and Senate approve SB 315, which requires greater disclosure of chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, process to extract natural gas from underground shale deposits. The measure also requires water sampling within... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Urban Green Council Releases Report Finding That Green Codes Task Force’s Recommendations Have Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Saved Energy
Posted on 11 Apr 2012 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP On February 2, 2012, the Urban Green Council released a report finding that New York City is on track to meet its goal of lowering carbon emissions, energy consumption, and waste... 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

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Senator Carper Introduces Bill Designed to Improve Energy Efficiency in Federal Buildings
Posted on 18 May 2011 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP On May 11, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduced a wide-ranging bill setting energy efficiency standards for new federal buildings and requiring federal agencies to make... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: New Study Calls into Question the Offsetting Potential of White Roofs
Posted on 29 Nov 2011 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Adam Riedel U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu has consistently touted the benefits of white or reflective roofs and "cool pavements" (white or lightly colored pavements) in combating climate change, and has even mandated that all new... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Department of Energy Requires States to Review and Possibly Update Their Building Energy Codes
Posted on 26 Jul 2011 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP The Department of Energy recently published two final determinations that will require states to review and possibly update their residential and commercial building energy efficiency... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Department of Energy Will Use Full-Fuel-Cycle Analysis When Determining Energy Conservation Standards for Appliances
Posted on 31 Aug 2011 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP On August 18, 2011, the Department of Energy said in a policy statement (Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Statement... 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

Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment Featured at Cleantech Focus Chicago
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by Malcolm Dowden

By Malcolm Dowden, Solicitor and Environmental Law Consultant On 22 July 2010 Senate majority leader Harry Reid conceded that there would be no comprehensive legislation this year to address climate change. Withdrawal of the Kerry-Lieberman Bill leaves... Read More