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Joint DoE analysis of renewable development on contaminated properties

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

On November 4, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy announced the two agencies will conduct feasibility analyses of renewable energy project developments at twenty-six currently or formerly contaminated properties

EPW approves highway bill

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 13 2011

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a two-year bipartisan highway bill (S. 1813) November 9. The

Puerto Rican waste to energy facility challenged in court

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Puerto Rico
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  • January 22 2012

Activists supported by a local chapter of the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rican authorities January 18 to block a $50 million proposed waste-to-energy facility in Barceloneta on the grounds that an environmental impact study is inadequate

Military energy efficiency

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2012

Testifying before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness March 29, Dorothy Robyn, deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and the environment, said that the Defense Department is pursuing energy efficiency and other measures to reduce its energy bill and increase its energy security

Military energy hearing

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2012

Appearing before a joint hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy and Subcommittee on Oversight March 27, Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability at the U.S. Army, testified that the U.S. military is pursuing energy efficiency initiatives to protect troops and increase its energy security

Civil infrastructure sustainability

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2012

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure and Harvard University Graduate School of Design launched the Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System April 3 to evaluate the sustainability of civil infrastructure projects

Biobased product purchasing

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2012

In line with Executive Order 13514, which requires that 95 percent of new agency contracts use biobased products when available, the White House issued a memorandum of understanding February 21 aimed at increasing such purchases

GHG reporting and federal procurement

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

Speaking at the Climate Leadership Conference March 1, Nancy Gillis, director of the General Services Administration’s federal supply chain emissions, said that the agency does not require its suppliers to report on their greenhouse gas emissions, though it is gradually incorporating consideration of emissions inventories into federal procurement decisions

GSA sustainability forum website

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2012

The General Services Administration will launch the Sustainable Supply Chain Community of Practice on www.data.gov at the end of March or beginning of April

Sustainability initiatives

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2012

On March 8, during a two-day summit in Chicago, two new multi-city cooperative initiatives were launched that aim to increase green-infrastructure projects