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Fracking rule by year’s end
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the president for energy and climate change, said June 25 that the administration is committed to issuing an Interior Department rule to regulate fracking on federal lands by the end of the year


Jaczko investigation completed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Responding to an August 2011 investigation request from Senators James Inhofe (R-OK), John Barrasso (R-WY), David Vitter (R-LA), and Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspector general’s office completed June 26 its investigation into Chairman Gregory Jaczko’s management style and has written a report that leaves both Chairman Jaczko and his critics claiming victory


Abound Solar to file for bankruptcy
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The Department of Energy announced June 28 that Abound Solar Manufacturing LLC, a Colorado-based manufacturer of thin film solar panels and recipient of a $400 million loan guarantee, plans to stop operations this week, making it the fourth company backed by the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program to file for bankruptcy


In fracking reporting
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Indiana oil and gas well drillers will be required to disclose information about additives and pressures used in the fracking process beginning July 1


Alternative fuel development
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

At an Association of Climate Change Officers conference on defense, national security, and climate change June 25, Sharon Burke, assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plants and programs, stated that the Pentagon is relying on the private sector to develop alternative fuels for military vehicles and aircraft


Legislation introduced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) introduced legislation (H.R. 6024) June 26 to authorize development of hydropower and efficiencies at existing Bureau of Reclamation facilities


MD renewable credit fraud
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

A federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland convicted June 25 Rodney Hailey of Perry Hall, MD, in connection with a scheme in which he sold $9 million in renewable fuel credits that he falsely claimed were produced by his company, Clean Green Fuel, LLC


Cape Wind reaches agreement with fishermen
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

On June 26, the Cape Wind project announced an agreement with the Martha's Vineyard fishermen's association under which the wind developer will work to expand and protect commercial fishing operations in exchange for the fishermen dropping their lawsuit


$102 million for small business R&D
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced June 27 that the Department of Energy will award $102 million to 104 small businesses across the country for research and development projects


Energy and climate debate - July 1, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

In the midst of a big week for health care, energy issues had a number of their own headlines as well