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Navy forum to highlight energy security
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

The Department of the Navy will hold its 2011 Navy Energy Forum October 13-14 in Washington, DC


US-Brazil initiatives underway
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Brazil, USA
  • August 21 2011

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson led a delegation August 15 to Rio de Janeiro to establish the U.S.-Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability


Additional $200 million for solar financing
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2011

The California Public Utilities Commission approved augmenting the budget for the California Solar Initiative program by $200 million to guarantee financing for nonresidential solar installations


CCS power purchase agreement
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

Under the Clean Coal Power Initiative, the Energy Department announced January 17 the first power purchase agreement in the US by a utility for electricity from a commercial-scale coal-fired power plant with carbon capture technology


Brazilian ethanol exports to expand
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Brazil, USA
  • January 8 2012

A Brazilian trade association official said December 29 that the country’s ethanol industry anticipates sales to the United States to increase significantly by 2016 due to the expiration of a harsh duty on ethanol imports


Energy and climate debate
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 16 2011

As debates over fiscal year 2012 appropriations, the budget deficit, and jobs continue to heat up, energy issues retain an important place in the conversation


Chu takes mixed stance on shale gas
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

On October 18, Energy Secretary Steven Chu told attendees at the International Energy Agency ministerial conference that advances in producing shale gas could have significant potential for meeting global energy demands, but these same advances bring with them serious environmental concerns


Building competition winners announced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced March 5 the winners of the Better Buildings Case Competition, a challenge that encourages college students to develop and present real world solutions to increase building energy efficiency


Wind PPA tax rule
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 15 2012

The Internal Revenue Service issued Private Letter Ruling 201214007 April 6, concluding that where a taxpayer purchased wind energy facilities accompanied by facility-specific Power Purchase Agreements, no portion of the purchase price need be allocated to the PPAs as a separate asset


Water to account for 15 percent electricity by 2030
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

Speaking at the National Hydropower Association’s annual conference April 16, Jose Zayas, program manager of the Department of Energy’s wind and water power program, said that the agency is seeking to obtain 15 percent of the country’s electricity from conventional hydropower and other water-powered sources by 2030