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Reactor licensing halt requested
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League led more than 20 environmental groups and individuals in filing a petition June 18 asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to delay final licensing decisions for dozens of nuclear reactors until it has completed a rulemaking on the environmental impact of storing and disposing commercial spent fuel


US pledges $2 billion for sustainable development
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, USA
  • June 24 2012

The United States Department of State pledged at the Rio20 summit June 21 $2 billion in grants, loans, and loan guarantees to Sustainable Energy for All, an international initiative aimed at supporting development and clean energy projects launched by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last September


Upcoming hearings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

On June 27, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment will mark up draft legislation that would make fiscal year 2013 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and related programs and agencies


Energy and climate debate - June 24, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

International negotiations and congressional debates over transportation reauthorization, energy legislation, and Environmental Protection Agency regulations dominated the energy arena last week


Italian energy efficiency
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

Italy’s Ministries of Finance and Economic Development announced June 20 that they would soon unveil tax incentives for the construction sector and energy efficiency projects as the country seeks to encourage economic growth


Merchant transmission projects
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The Federal Trade Commission submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission June 19 expressing a preference for extending non-discriminatory, open-access transmission policies to new merchant projects in ways that support competition in electricity generation and transmission markets


CRS report coal ash
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

On June 19, the Congressional Research Service released the report Proposals to Amend RCRA: Analysis of Pending Legislation Applicable to the Management of Coal Combustion Residuals which said current legislation, specifically Rep. David McKinley’s (R-WV) H.R. 4348 which is now a provision of the transportation bill, would provide little incentive for states to change the status quo for coal ash management regulations


Intra-hour scheduling
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a final rule June 21 removing barriers to more renewable energy generation on the electric transmission grid


Bulk electric system definition
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a proposal June 21 to accept the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s expanded definition of the bulk electric system to include transmission and power resource facilities operated as low as 100 kilovolts


Renewable energy initiatives
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 18 2012

The Government Accountability Office released a report March 12 building an inventory of agencies’ renewable energy initiatives