Monthly Archives: June 2011

DOE Pumping New Money into Geothermal and Energy Efficiency Technology Incentives

While numerous Department of Energy renewable energy incentives programs have focused on solar and wind energy development, recent funding initiatives make it clear that DOE is also looking to stoke additional interest in geothermal energy R&D and innovative energy efficiency … Continue reading

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Michigan Retools its Brownfield Redevelopment Program

Read more here about Michigan’s incentives for

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EPA Identifies Pennsylvania and Other Sites for Fracking Study

In a June 23 press release, EPA named the seven sites it will focus on for retrospective and prospective case studies in conducting its congressionally mandated study of hydraulic fracturing shale gas production, or “fracking.”

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Fracking Fluids—Transparency?

Texas lawmakers have approved legislation which will ultimately require natural gas exploration companies to make public disclosure of most chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process. While other states have enacted similar rules

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No Surprises Here: The U.S. Supreme Court Holds That The Clean Air Act and EPA’s Actions Displace Plaintiffs’ Federal Nuisance Claims Based on GHG Emissions

Although the result was anticipated by most U.S. Supreme Court observers, many of those observers still feel a sense of relief today as they read about the Court’s decision in American Electric Power Co., Inc. v. Connecticut, No. 10-174 (U.S. … Continue reading

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