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Personnel
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 13 2012

Dr. Arun Majumdar, the Department of Energy’s acting undersecretary and director of the Advanced Research Projects AgencyEnergy will resign June 9. David Sandalow, the agency’s assistant secretary for policy and international affairs, will immediately take over Dr. Majumdar’s position as acting undersecretary


NW coal exports
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, the top official in charge of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, responded June 8 to an April 25 letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the secretary of the Army, and the director of the Bureau of Land Management from Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber (D) calling for formulation of a clear federal policy on proposed coal exports to Asia before further permitting and leasing decisions are made


Utility MACT safety valve
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 18 2011

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced December 12 that she is drafting legislation that would create a safety valve to help power plants comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s utility MACT rule without jeopardizing electricity reliability


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


West Coast coal exports
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency sent a letter recently to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland, Oregon, district office, calling on the corps to conduct a cumulative environmental analysis of exporting large quantities of coal as it reviews an Ambre Energy North America application for a permit to build a facility on the Columbia River


Energy and climate debate - April 22, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

The House and Senate returned from their two-week recess last week, resumed the budget battle in earnest, and advanced a transportation reauthorization one-step further


Domestic fuel protection hearing
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

During an April 19 hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, fuel manufacturers and retailers expressed support for the Domestic Fuels Protection Act of 2012 (H.R. 4345


Fracking standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized its first air pollutions for hydraulic fracking April 17, at the same time announcing that they will not require industry to use key pollution control equipment until 2015


Legislation introduced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

House Republicans introduced a quartet of bills April 18 that will receive a hearing before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources


China criticizes US renewable subsidies
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • China, USA
  • June 3 2012

On May 24, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced preliminarily findings that improper incentives for wind, solar, and hydroelectric energy producers are available in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington