The Green Energy and Development Law Blog discusses topics such as sustainable development, green building requirements, energy conservation, and alternative energy. This blog is published by Brad N. Mondschein of Pullman & Comley, LLC.
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Four Architects originally filed a complaint against the USGBC in a purported class action. Yesterday, the Amended Complaint was filed to eliminate the class action and focus the complaint on false advertising and deceptive trade practices. Among other things, the complaint alleges...
The Earth Institute at Columbia is holding an informational session on Feb 10th about a master’s program in Sustainability Management that can be done in the evening and therefore could suit working professionals. The Master of Science in Sustainability Management is...
The California Democrats are planning on pushing four legislative items involving Green Buildings this year, which they hope will have support from the new Governor, Jerry Brown. The legislation is expected to (1) require energy companies to get 33% of their power from green energy...
The Obama Administration is expected to announce a new legislative initiative today to boost the efforts of commercial building owners to "go Green". As I have mentioned in previous posts, the 2005 EPACT sets forth certain tax deduction incentives for commercial building...
Federal: The DOE's Technical Assistance Program Webinar Schedule includes a webinar today on Benchmarking using the DOE's Energy Star Portfolio Program. On January 24, the DOE is hosting a Webinar on Photosynthesis for Hydrogen and Fuel production. California: The...
Federal: The International Rewewable Energy Council (IREC) released a report on state Net Metering and Retail Choice. Rhode Island: The Providence Journal has an excellent article on how wind turbines earn profits by selling power and renewable energy credits back to the grid. The...
To my readers: Last year marked the first full year of this blog. While I believe that it has offered some valuable information to many, I often felt that the blog was only focusing on a few issues and was not giving you what I had intended... a broad look at the legal...
I would like to thank my colleague Lee Hoffman for this submission: The U.S. EPA has released its grant guidelines for Brownfield Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Clean Up Grants. These grants can be used to remediate sites that have been contaminated by petroleum, hazardous substances or...
I would like to thank my colleague Lee Hoffman for this submission: The Hartford Business Journal is reporting that the State of Connecticut’s use of funds authorized by the American Recovery in Reinvestment Act (“ARRA”) for energy programs is lagging. The article, which can...
The City of Indianapolis has unveiled a new Green Building incentive program. The program allows for building projects to receive up to a 50% rebate on all building permit fees associated with the green project. To qualify for the rebate, projects must meet specific criteria. The...