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Asian black carbon reductions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • South Africa, USA
  • July 1 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency released a report June 11 finding that low-cost programs to improve efficiencies in industrial brick kilns and heavy duty trucking fleets would help to reduce black carbon emissions in South Africa


NH RGGI departure potential
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

According to New Hampshire legislation (H.B. 1490) that went into effect June 23 without the signature of Governor John Lynch (D), the state will be allowed to leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative if two other states, or one other accounting for at lest 10 percent of the program’s load, terminates or authorizes termination in the program


Legislation introduced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) introduced legislation (H.R. 6024) June 26 to authorize development of hydropower and efficiencies at existing Bureau of Reclamation facilities


MD renewable credit fraud
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

A federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland convicted June 25 Rodney Hailey of Perry Hall, MD, in connection with a scheme in which he sold $9 million in renewable fuel credits that he falsely claimed were produced by his company, Clean Green Fuel, LLC


Cape Wind reaches agreement with fishermen
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

On June 26, the Cape Wind project announced an agreement with the Martha's Vineyard fishermen's association under which the wind developer will work to expand and protect commercial fishing operations in exchange for the fishermen dropping their lawsuit


Water concerns
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Speaking at an Association of Climate Change Officers conference on defense, national security, and climate change June 26, Marc Kodack, program manager in the Defense Department’s Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability said that a portion of U.S. Army suppliers is likely to face water supply challenges, thus posing a threat to military missions


LEDs more environmentally friendly than other lighting
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The Department of Energy released a report June 29 finding that LED lamps have significantly lower environmental impact than incandescent lighting and a slight environmental edge over compact fluorescent lamps


$102 million for small business R&D
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced June 27 that the Department of Energy will award $102 million to 104 small businesses across the country for research and development projects


CBO report on CCS
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

On June 28, the Congressional Budget Office, at the request of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the report, Federal Efforts to Reduce the Cost of Capturing and Storing Carbon Dioxide, finding that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is still too expensive to be commercially viable, despite $6.9 billion in funding to the Energy Department since 2005 to develop and demonstrate the technology


Energy and climate debate - July 1, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

In the midst of a big week for health care, energy issues had a number of their own headlines as well