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Multifamily housing energy upgrades
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 18 2012

On March 12, the Department of Energy invited manufacturers of energy efficient products, pubic housing authorities, industry stakeholders involved in the development, finance, and maintenance of multifamily properties, and others in the performance industry to review and comment on Standard Work Specifications for Multifamily Energy Upgrades


15.2 billion gallons renewable energy required
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule December 27 that will require the total volume of fuel sold in the United States in 2012 to contain 15.2 billion gallons of renewable fuels


Solar market challenges
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 30 2011

The Congressional Research Service released a report October 25 finding that solar panel manufacturers that have received loan guarantees from the Department of Energy will face the same market risks that contributed to Solyndra’s bankruptcy


Study links diesel exhaust to lung cancer
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 4 2012

On March 2, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute released a 20-year study that tracked 12,000 miners working in specific industries and found a much higher concentration of instances of lung cancer than the general population


Ohio earthquakes linked to nearby brine injection
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

On March 9, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources released Preliminary Report on the Northstar 1 Class II Injection Well and the Seismic Events in the Youngstown, Ohio Area arguing that underground injection of brine from hydraulic fracturing probably caused a series of earthquakes in northeast Ohio


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


Feedstocks rule withdrawn
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency withdrew a direct final rule March 5 that would have approved a number of new fuel feedstocks and processes under its renewable fuels program


Biodiesel support
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

Fifty members of Congress sent letters to the White House Office of Management and Budget last week asking the administration to finalize the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to increase the amount of biodiesel required under the Renewable Fuel Standard


Biobased products legislation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced legislation (Grow It Here, Make It Here, S. 2155) March 5 that would expand a federal loan program for biofuels and other biobased products such as plastics an chemicals and strengthen the Agriculture Department’s BioPreferred program


BLM AZ plan
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 26 2012

The Bureau of Land Management published a notice February 17 identifying swaths of Bureau sites across Arizona that could be suitable for small and utility-scale solar and wind power projects