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FERC declines rulemaking on smart grid rule

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • July 24 2011

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) made the decision on July 19 to not conduct a rulemaking on the first group of proposed technical standards for the smart grid, citing a lack of consensus among electric utilities, telecommunications companies, and equipment manufacturers

Coburn plan calls for $1 trillion purge of tax expenditures

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • July 24 2011

On July 18, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) unveiled Back in Black: A Deficit Reduction Plan, a purported $9 trillion deficit reduction plan offered which includes cuts to $962 billion of wide-ranging tax expenditures over ten years

Consumer empowerment seen as key to lower energy consumption in homes

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • July 24 2011

A panel assembled by The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the Digital Energy Solutions Campaign, and the Information Technology Industry Council last week argued that congressionally mandated access to real-time electricity consumption data will not motivate consumers to use less energy unless they see a benefit to their lives

U.S. renewable energy company plans to submit Chapter 11 claim against Canada

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, USA
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  • July 24 2011

On July 14, Mesa Power Group, LLC, a renewable energy developer, announced that it has filed a notice of intent to submit a North American Free Trade Agreement Chapter 11 arbitration claim against Canada for alleged breaches of NAFTA obligations

Renewable energy resource equipment manufacturing facility tax credit enacted

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • July 24 2011

Oregon passed a bill (H.B. 2523) creating a new income tax credit for the certified costs of a renewable energy resource equipment manufacturing facility, defined as any structure, building, installation, excavation, device, machinery, or equipment

Legislation introduced

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • July 24 2011

On July 20, Rep. John Mica (R-FL) and Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) introduced the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011 (H.R. 2594) seeking to negate the EU’s attempt to limit GHG emissions from international flights

NRC chair desires swift reform

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • July 24 2011

On July 19, the NRC saw an 82-page report internal task force, Recommendations for Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st Century, on what can be learned from Japan's nuclear disaster, and Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko has pledged to move quickly on safety reforms

The next steps for the Keystone XL pipeline review process

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • July 24 2011

On July 22, the State Department said it intends to issue a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project in mid-August

Senate Energy Committee sends two bills to floor

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • July 24 2011

On July 22, the Senate Energy Committee reported two bills, S. 512 amending the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and S. 916 facilitating drilling for oil and gas on federal lands, out of committee

U.S. government financing supports Indian renewable energy projects

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • India, USA
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  • July 24 2011

The U.S. government’s finance institution, The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), plans to invest $520 million in financing and insuring solar energy projects in India by the end of 2011