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9 water plans
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report April finding that only nine state Alaska, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania Washington, and Wisconsin governments have taken steps to address the impacts of climate change on water supplies and resources


Biofuels in RFS defended
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

Speaking at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference April 3, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended biofuel mandates in the national renewable fuel standard, saying that an increase in the number of biorefineries to produce advanced ethanol are expected soon, and that biofuels create rural jobs and increase energy security


Biofuels roundtable forthcoming
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

The Departments of Agriculture, Energy, and the Navy will host an Advanced Biofuels Industry Roundtable on May 18 in Washington, DC


Military re financing guidance needed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

The Government Accountability Office released a report April 4 suggesting that the Department of Defense develop comprehensive guidance for officials selecting financing terms for military renewable energy projects and that it communicate such information to project officers at installations


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

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing April 26 and is currently considering whether Energy Secretary Steven Chu will testify on a March 16 memo directing the four federally controlled power marketing administrations to cooperate on grid upgrades to accommodate renewable energy sources and improve cybersecurity


WI must consider efficient turbines
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency ordered Wisconsin officials last week to consider requiring more efficient turbines as part of a greenhouse gas permit for a Milwaukee sewage treatment plant


WY ethanol PTC repealed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

On March 22, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) signed SF 8 repealing the $0.40 gasoline tax credit for ethanol producers, allowing the state Highway Fund and local governments to begin collecting millions in fuel taxes ethanol produced in the state


Cities reducing emissions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, USA
  • June 24 2012

In June 19 remarks delivered at the opening ceremony of a C40 group of cities climate change meeting in Rio de Janeiro, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that a coalition of the world’s largest cities is advancing toward its goal of reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions by 250 MMT by 2020 and could quadruple that amount by 2030


Hazardous air pollutant comments extended
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency announced June 20 that it would extend the time for comment to August 9 and add a public hearing July 10 for its proposed rule regarding hazardous air pollutant emissions from reciprocating internal combustion engines


Waste e-manifest system
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

Testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy June 21, Suzanne Rudzinski, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, called on Congress to pass legislation that would allow the agency to implement an electric manifest system for the transport of hazardous waste