Monthly Archives: May 2011

Multi-Dimensional Green Banking: Making Green by Going Green

At a time when consumers are increasingly looking for “green” alternatives in their personal product choices, it should come as no surprise that banks are also looking to lure customers by offering more environmentally conscious services. Such services are often … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Tax Quandary: What Happens to the Production Energy Tax Credit When There is a Surplus of Electricity?

A taxpayer that produces electricity from a qualified energy source, including wind, at a qualified facility that sells the electricity to an unrelated person is entitled to a federal income tax credit equal to a specified amount (PTC). The credit … Continue reading

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Congress Asked For It, But Now What?

In 2008, Congress asked the National Academies of Science (NAS) for advice on how best to address climate change. The NAS responded with a series of reports entitled “America’s Climate Choices,” including the final report on May 12. Unlike prior … Continue reading

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NEW PENNSYLVANIA LAW MAY MAKE “GREEN” BUILDING CODE MODIFICATIONS TOUGHER TO PASS

In 1999, Pennsylvania adopted a statewide building code incorporating most of the then current version of the Building Officials Code Administrators International (BOCA) Code and, with respect to certain residential structures, the then current version of the International Building Code … Continue reading

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Latest Developments on Fracking: Never a Dull Moment!

In the past several weeks, hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking” – activities have been attracting national attention, with new developments almost every day. Here is a quick summary of the key recent events

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