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Solar Power: Law and Economics

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 use of this power, substantial challenges still...

Recent California Decisions Favor Solar Developers Over Environment

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 ever more plant and animal species at risk of extinction...

CCCL Publishes Draft Small-Scale Solar Siting Ordinance

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 efficient use of solar energy resources. The ordinance...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law Prepares Small-Scale Solar Siting Ordinance, Seeks Comments

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 efficient use of solar energy resources. The ordinance...

The Sun No Longer Shines on Solar Panel Maker Solyndra Llc - Bankruptcy and the FBI

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 of bankrupt Solyndra LLC , which formerly "...

Solar Trade Group Reports Surge in U.S. Installations

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 Industries Association, the industry's main trade...