Category Archives: Green Tech

What 2014’s Continued IPO Surge Means for Clean Tech and Renewable Energy Companies

The year 2014 is on track to be the most active IPO marketin the United States since 2000, with the mid-year total number of IPOs topping last year’s mid-year total by more than 60%.[1] There were 222 US IPOs in 2013, with a total of $55 billion raised, and 2014 has already seen 151 US IPOs, …

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The North Carolina Senate Passes Energy Modernization Act

When I was a child, and daring, “frack” was my risky substitute cuss word; but not substitute enough…. Well it’s back at the General Assembly this summer as lawmakers set the stage for hydraulic fracturing “fracking” in North Carolina. Opponents claim there is not enough clarity regarding the rights of property owners under which the fracking …

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Progress on the Western Front in the Solar Net Metering Battle?

  The ongoing discussion between solar energy stakeholders and utilities concerning the merits of net metering and the best approach to ensure that ratepayers with installed solar power systems contribute appropriately to overall electric transmission and distribution costs spans the nation,  with state utility commissions from Georgia to California considering this issue.  However, nowhere is that discussion …

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Rite Aid to Pay $12.3 Million for Failing to Properly Manage Waste Products from its California Stores

Rite Aid Corporation has agreed to pay more than $12.3 million to settle a civil lawsuit alleging that Rite Aid improperly managed, transported, and disposed of hazardous waste at hundreds of its California stores and distribution centers.  The hazardous wastes at issue include: pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medications, bleaches, photo processing chemicals, pool chlorine and acids, pesticides, …

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$7B in Contracting Opportunities for Renewable Energy Projects

Recently The National Law Review published an article regarding Renewable Energy Projects written by Stephen E. Ruscus, Kenneth M. Kulak, and Wayne W. Song of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP:   U.S. Army issues an RFP to secure locally generated renewable and alternative energy. On August 7, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued its long-awaited request for proposal (RFP) to …

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Bill Allowing More Offshore Drilling Introduced to Congress

Posted today at the National Law Review by Sabrina Mizrachi of Greenberg Traurig, LLP – news on the Infrastructure Jobs and Energy Independence Act introduced in Congress yesterday…… The Infrastructure Jobs and Energy Independence Act was introduced on May 12, 2011, and seeks to allow more offshore drilling in order to reduce U.S. reliance on imported fuels and create jobs. …

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EPA Redefines “Solid Waste” to Incentivize Creative Fuel Technology: Garbage to Gold

Recent Guest Blogger at the National Law Review  Kim K. Burke  of  Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP highlights how the EPA recently changed the definition of Solid Waste and how this can lead to new fuel technology:  Since the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA, 42 U.S.C. §6901, et seq.) first became law, consternation among the regulated community …

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A Brave New World for Commercial Buildings: ASTM's "BEPA" Standard

Recently posted at the National Law Review by Douglas J. Feichtner of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP –   ASTM BEPA standard is expected to become the standard for building energy use data collection.  On February 10, 2011, ASTM formally published its Building Energy Performance Assessment (BEPA) Standard – E 2797-11. This standard will enable users …

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Assessing Your Current Leases for Implementation of LEED®

Recently featured on the National Law Review as a featured blogger Hannah Dowd McPhelin of Pepper Hamilton LLP reviews some things to look for in your company’s leases as related to LEED  implementation.  If you are the owner of a multi-tenant commercial building and you are considering implementing LEED or another green building rating system, …

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Renewable Energy Financial Incentives: Interested Parties Scramble for More Time

The National Law Review’s featured guest bloggers this week are from Pepper Hamilton LLP.  Jane C. Luxton provides a ‘heads up’ on important deadline which is quickly approaching.  Read on:   When Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – familiarly known as the “stimulus bill” or “ARRA” – in 2009, it specified that …

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