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Biofuels RFI issued
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus issued a Request for Information August 31 as the next step in the creation of a public-private partnership to develop drop-in advanced biofuels


Solar exports up 73 percent
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

The Solar Energy Industries Association released a report August 29 that found that net exports of solar energy products from the United States increased 73 percent, to $1.9 billion, between 2009-2010


Insurers unprepared for climate risks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

Ceres released a report September 1 finding that a majority of U.S. insurers are unprepared to manage climate change risks


Wind, geothermal permitting streamlined
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed into law legislation (A.B. X1 13) August 29 that affords wind and geothermal power projects proposed for the state’s desert areas the same streamlined permitting processes as solar installations


Energy and water markup
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development will mark up the Fiscal Year 2012 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill September 6


CARB incorporates best practices
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

UCLA law school’s Emmet Center on Climate Change and the Environment examined CARB’s proposed trading regulations and compared them with the European Trading System and trading programs in the United States, including the federal sulfur dioxide, or acid rain program; the Regional Greenhouse Gas Incentive program; and the Regional Clean Air Incentives Market in the Los Angeles area


GJGNY on-bill payment disclosure
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

On August 4, the New York legislature passed a bill requiring the Green Jobs-Green New York (GJGNY) Program to make sellers disclose certain information to purchasers about property that owes money for efficiency upgrades


Reliability problems not anticipated
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

PJM Interconnection, the regional grid operator for most of the eastern United States, submitted a report last week finding that it does not expect overall electricity reliability to be threatened in its service area because of Environmental Protection Agency-induced coal-fired power plant closures


Solyndra’s bankruptcy prompts scrutiny
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

Following California-based solar manufacturer Solyndra’s announcement August 31 that it intends to file for bankruptcy, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-TX) requested more documents from the White House regarding the Department of Energy’s $535 million loan guarantee to the company, the first to be awarded in September 2009


Transmission planning rule sessions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will hold two days of informational conferences September 12 and 13 to discuss compliance with a transmission planning rule (Order 1000