Filed under: Climate Change, Sustainability | Tags: India, Renewable Energy
Both the U.S. and Indian renewable energy markets are in flux as we enter the new year. In the U.S. a significant tax incentive is phasing out, and in India new governmental backing for renewable energy is on the upswing. Change creates opportunities, and success in both markets comes from knowing how to structure deals to optimize current conditions. Join speakers from Pepper Hamilton’s corporate, tax, and sustainability groups, and from India’s HAS Advocates and Sweraa Nouvo Cleantech Private Limited (a renewables-focused investment bank) for an up-to-date discussion of opportunities and challenges for investors, developers, and other business interests in both markets. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 10 at 8-9:30 AM EST and 6:30-8 PM IST: http://www.pepperlaw.com/webinars_update.aspx?ArticleKey=2253.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released for public comment a draft report on its investigation of potential ground water contamination in a part of Wyoming where gas is being produced using hydraulic fracturing (more…)
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools released its first-ever “Best of Green Schools” list for 2011. The list recognizes schools and regions nationwide, from K-12 to higher education, for their commitment to green building and sustainability. The press release, including the full list of recipients, can be found here.
Most advocates for action to address climate change cheered California’s Cap and Trade Program for greenhouse gases, but several advocacy groups raised concerns regarding the proposed program. (more…)
The International Code Council (ICC) – which issues model building codes used by many municipalities – has been developing the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) since 2009. The goal is to establish minimum standards to promote sustainable construction that will work with existing building codes. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ASTM International were involved in drafting the IGCC, which is designed to be used as an overlay in conjunction with other ICC building codes (more…)