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RE leasing streamlined
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 2 2012

The Department of Interior finalized a rule last week that will streamline the leasing approval process on tribal land to encourage increased commercial development like renewable energy projects


Renewed commitment to ee legislation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 2 2012

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said November 27 that they are preparing an aggressive push for their energy efficiency legislation in the next Congress


CA plans for heat-related health risks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 21 2012

California’s Climate Action Team intends to release this spring final guidance detailing plans to address heat-related health risks associated with climate change


Administration’s” Better Building Initiative” receives boost
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

On June 30 fourteen partners decided to help launch President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative, which the president announced in February


Judicial streamlining legislation signed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 2 2011

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed two bills September 27 to streamline the environmental review process for a proposed 72,000-seat football stadium in downtown Los Angeles and other large statewide projects


Green building standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The General Services Administration announced last week that it will issue a recommendation this fall on whether the federal government should continue using a third-party certification system as the primary federal standard for green buildings


Weatherization program defended
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 25 2012

Appearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform March 20, Energy Secretary Steven Chu defended the $5 billion weatherization assistance program and other programs that received funding under the Recovery Act


White House initiative to help expand energy-efficient building retrofitting
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

Building on the administration’s proposal to retrofit commercial buildings with energy efficient technologies, the Obama Administration unveiled June 30 a similar initiative, “Better Buildings Challenge,” that will solicit large-scale, green building commitments, and provide financing and technical assistance


Government Accountability Office
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 18 2011

On September 15, the Government Accountability Office released a report requested by the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies warning that commitments from federal and state governments to restore the Chesapeake Bay by 2025 that were made in 2009 are now in danger due directly to funding constraints, and more indirectly to issues like climate change and land development


IN home efficiency
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

Indiana repealed the state’s expired gross retail tax exemption for home energy assistant transactions March 14 while providing for a new state home energy assistance program