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Global re investment up
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

According to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report released January 12, global investment in clean energy reached a record high of $260 billion in 2011


Partnership with State of California on RE projects
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

On January 13, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a memorandum of understanding to expand a 2009 agreement, signed by Salazar and then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) that calls for expedited DOI review and processing of CA renewable energy projects


Wi surpasses efficiency goal
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

The Department of Energy announced January 6 that Wisconsin has surpassed its energy efficiency goal established with the agency under the Recovery Act


Tier 3 standards elicit letters
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

The Natural Resources Defense Council, Union of Concerned Scientists, Sierra Club, and Environmental Defense Fund sent a letter January 11 to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson urging her to immediately propose stronger standards for gasoline and vehicle emissions and to finalize them by the summer


Shale gas boom undermines RE investments
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

World Resources Institute president Manish Bapna said January 10 that the shale natural gas boom and uncertain domestic support for clean energy are threatening additional gains in renewable energy investments in 2012


CFA standard assessment
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

The Consumer Federation of America released an assessment January 12 that found that more stringent fuel economy standards for cars and light-duty trucks would provide drivers a net savings of $800 over the life of a five year vehicle loan


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


Ocean policy implementation plan
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

The White House released a draft implementation plan for its National Ocean Policy January 12