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The Sun No Longer Shines on Solar Panel Maker Solyndra Llc - Bankruptcy and the FBI
Posted on 9 Sep 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald , Partner, McCarter & English Well, it was only a matter of time before renewable energy hit the mainstream. By which we mean that the bloom comes off the road as the rubber hits the rose. Yesterday the FBI raided the headquarters... Read More

Solar Power: Law and Economics
Posted on 7 Aug 2010 by Linda M. Bullen

By Linda M. Bullen, Shareholder, Lionel Sawyer & Collins; General Editor Bradley M. Marten Solar energy is one of the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy sources in the world. Although current technology exists which allows the effective... Read More

Recent California Decisions Favor Solar Developers Over Environment
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues 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

Solar Trade Group Reports Surge in U.S. Installations
Posted on 29 Mar 2013 by Troutman Sanders

Partly driven by an oversupply of cheaper panels from China, the domestic solar market had its best year in 2012, with the growth in installations outpacing that of the global market, according to an annual report. The report, from the Solar Energy... Read More

CCCL Publishes Draft Small-Scale Solar Siting Ordinance
Posted on 15 Aug 2011 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Columbia Law School's Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) has prepared a first draft of a model small-scale solar-siting ordinance . The model ordinance offers a framework that can enable municipalities to implement and enforce the effective and... Read More

The Sun No Longer Shines on Solar Panel Maker Solyndra Llc - Bankruptcy and the FBI
Posted on 9 Sep 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald , Partner, McCarter & English Well, it was only a matter of time before renewable energy hit the mainstream. By which we mean that the bloom comes off the road as the rubber hits the rose. Yesterday the FBI raided the headquarters... Read More

CCCL Publishes Draft Small-Scale Solar Siting Ordinance
Posted on 15 Aug 2011 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Columbia Law School's Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) has prepared a first draft of a model small-scale solar-siting ordinance . The model ordinance offers a framework that can enable municipalities to implement and enforce the effective and... Read More

Taking a Cue From Brazil's Sustainable Development Practices Past and Present
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

By Whitney A. Hodges Brazil's Long-Standing Commitment to Sustainability Brazil arguably boasts some of the most breathtaking natural wonders and extensive natural resources worldwide. Covering a total area of over eight and a half million... Read More