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BLM faulted for poor management of renewables

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 17 2012

The Interior Department inspector general issued a report June 12 arguing that the Bureau of Land Management could improve its renewable energy program by more efficiently collecting rental fees on land it manages, clarifying bond guidance, and implementing a competitive bidding process on projects

CA GHG and Green Building Order

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order No. B-18-12 April 25, requiring agencies to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent from 2010 levels by 2015 and 20 percent by 2020

US building retrofits save $1 trillion

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • March 4 2012

The Deutsche Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation released a study March 1 finding that retrofitting buildings through cost effective energy savings methods in the United States could result in $1 trillion in savings over 10 years and generate up to 3.3 million jobs largely without major federal financial support

Maryland issues emergency green building regulations

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • December 11 2011

On October 20, the Maryland Energy Administration released emergency regulations amending the green building tax credit

GAO efficiency study critical of agencies

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2011

On December 2, The Government Accountability Office released "Green Building: Federal Initiatives for the Nonfederal Sector Could Benefit from More Interagency Collaboration" detailing how only one-third of eleven existing initiatives within the federal agencies aimed at fostering “green building” in the nonfederal sector have performance measures

$4 billion for buildings

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • December 4 2011

President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton announced $4 billion in federal and private green building investments December 2

New building efficiency coalition

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2011

On November 3, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Real Estate Roundtable, and the United States Green Building Council announced the formation of the Coalition for Better Buildings to push for myriad energy efficiency policies and initiatives

Solar Decathlon opens

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2011

University teams featuring over 4,000 students from around the world opened the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 September 22 to showcase 19 highly energy efficient solar-powered houses

Legislation introduced

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2011

Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced the Energy-Efficient Cool Roof Jobs Act (S. 1575) September 19