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HTMLExtensions to Water Conservation Regulation in California
Jolie-Anne S. Ansley; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on January 2016
On December 21, 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) released a proposed regulatory framework for modifications to the now-contemplated extensions to the Emergency Regulation for Urban Water Conservation currently in effect in California.

 

HTMLCalifornia Congressional Delegation Continues to Struggle with Drought Legislation
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 2015
Despite some early light rainfall, the California drought persists. Nearly two-and-a-half months into the new water year, and even with some ski areas having small amounts of snow to make rock skiing fun, California’s water security remains in dire condition.

 

HTMLEPA’s Clean Power Plan—Litigation and the Court of Public Opinion
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on November 2015
On the heels of the October 23, 2015, publication of the final EPA Clean Power Plan (CPP), which mandates a 32-percent reduction in CO2 emissions (from 2005 levels) by 2030, the lawsuits have already begun. Within the past month, 26 states, joined by a number of industry groups, have filed suit in...

 

HTMLCuba’s Renewable Energy Plans Offer Opportunities for U.S. Investors
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on November 2015
Cuba recently announced plans to install more than two gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2030. According to Rosell Guerra, director for renewable energy of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the additional capacity will result in renewables comprising approximately one-quarter of...

 

HTMLClean Power Plan—Motions for Stay
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 2015
As widely reported, in late October more than two dozen states, along with numerous private plaintiffs, brought challenges to EPA’s controversial Clean Power Plan (CPP) final rule that was issued under the stated authority of Section 111 of the Clean Air Act. Perhaps encouraged by the Sixth...

 

HTMLPhiladelphia Expands "Ban the Box" Ordinance to Further Restrict the Consideration of Criminal Background Records in Hiring Decisions
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 22, 2015
On December 15, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed amendments to the city’s 2011 Fair Criminal Screening Standards (“Ban the Box”) Ordinance that limits employers’ ability to inquire about the criminal backgrounds of job applicants. These amendments expand the...

 

HTMLRenewable Energy Tax Incentives Extended
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 2015
On December 18, 2015, the Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed by President Obama and became law, extending a number of key renewable energy tax incentives. Of keen interest to many investors and developers, the law extends the PTC (the Section 45 Production Tax Credit) and the ITC (the...

 

HTMLNew York PSC Adopts Net Metering of Community Distributed Generation Projects
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on November 2015
In July 2015, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order establishing a Community Distributed Generation program, effective October 19, 2015. The program is intended to make renewables and other forms of distributed generation (DG) available to end users who are otherwise...

 

HTMLMarket Forces and States as Laboratories—Not Always Desired by Business
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 2015
In the wake of the December 17, 2015, passage of a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill by the U.S. Senate, which followed the lead of the U.S. House of Representatives, one may ask: What is going on? The current Congress is supporting new federal environmental regulation?

 

HTMLDistribution Arrangements In Singapore: Forewarned Is Forearmed
Roshini Krishnan, Mark See; Duane Morris & Selvam LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 7, 2015
“In fair weather prepare for foul,” Thomas Fuller advised. Exporters and distributors often sign distribution agreements with each other, but the terms of such agreements may not always be properly structured. The unintended problems created often do not become apparent until it is too...

 


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