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2 renewable energy project ok’d
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The Department of Interior approved two renewable energy projects December 29 totaling 379 MW, powering 112,500 homes, and using transmission lines across public lands


Competitive bidding for renewable energy land
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

In an advance notice of proposed rulemaking published December 29, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management said that it is considering competitive bidding for public land leased to solar and wind energy developers to obtain market value for the land and to ensure a fairer selection process


Offshore wind transmission
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The Department of Interior announced December 20 the first major step in developing an offshore wind transmission line on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf


Solar tariff decision delayed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The Department of Commerce announced December 29 that it would delay for a month its decision on additional tariffs for Chinese solar-equipment imports


Cybersecurity program created
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced January 5 the creation of the Electric Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Maturity project


States may trade to reduce haze
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed rule December 30 to allow a number of states to use the emissions trading program under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule to reduce regional haze as an alternative to requiring best available retrofit technology for power plants


RGGI exceeds forecasted emissions cuts
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

On January 11, Environment Northeast released a report showing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) states were projected to be 124 million tons in 2011 which is considerably below the original target reduction, although full data will not be available until mid-2012


$44 million for uranium enrichment
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

Energy Secretary Chu pledged $44 million January 17 to support continued operations at a troubled uranium enrichment plant in Ohio that failed to receive a $2 billion federal loan guarantee


Utility MACT won’t harm reliability
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

The Congressional Research Service announced January 9 that the Environmental Protection Agency’s mercury and toxics rule for power plants will not harm electricity reliability


Tidal and wave energy reports
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

The Department of Energy released two reports January 18 concluding that tidal and wave energy, along with traditional hydropower, could generate 15 percent of domestic electricity by 2030 if resource potential is fully developed