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DOE to assist with Boiler MACT compliance
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 12 2012

Speaking at a conference co-sponsored by the National Association of State Energy Officials and the Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions February 9, Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan said that the agency is preparing to help facilities comply with the new Environmental Protection Agency’s Boiler MACT rule, which recently issued new air toxics standards for boilers, process heaters, and certain incinerators


Treasury cash grant guidance
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

On March 12, the Internal Revenue Service in Notice 2012-23 will be published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin 2012-11, with a set of FAQ’s on tax issues involving cash payments, in lieu of tax credits, for business energy property


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


AK renewable energy
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 27 2012

The Center for American Progress held an event May 24 titled “Challenges and Opportunities for Renewable Energy in Alaska.”


Inhofe amendment targets Navy’s biofuels push
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 27 2012

On May 24, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed a Department of Defense authorization amendment from Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) restricting the amount of money the Pentagon can spend on biofuels on a per-gallon-basis, echoing previously passed House measures


Rare earth minerals concern
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

Speaking at a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum January 5, Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs David Sandalow said that the agency has seen some successful substitution of different raw materials in the making of wind turbine magnets, but not enough to ease concerns about supplies of rare earth minerals for alternative energy technologies


OH wells closed to study earthquake linkage
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources announced January 3 that it is investigating whether wells used to dispose of hydraulic fracturing fluids have contributed to a series of earthquakes in the northeastern part of the state


Nuke siting comments sought
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission published a notice December 30 seeking input on an updated draft guide regarding the selection of suitable sites for potential nuclear plants


Cape Wind PPA
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 19 2012

On February 15, as part of the proposed merger agreement between utility companies Northeast Utilities and NSTAR, the Massachusetts government is requiring the merged entity to enter into a 15-year contract to purchase 27.5 of the proposed Cape Wind’s electricity


Legislation introduced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 19 2012

Senator David Vitter (R-LA) introduced legislation (S. 2100) February 13 to suspend sales of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until certain conditions are met