Monthly Archives: February 2012

Free Pepper Hamilton Webinar: Marcellus Shale Update – A Changing Legal Landscape in Pennsylvania

The legal landscape for the burgeoning Marcellus Shale industry in Pennsylvania is rapidly changing. This Pepper Hamilton webinar will provide an overview of recent legislation

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DOE Encourages Use of Combined Heat and Power Systems to Comply with the EPA Boiler MACT Rule

Despite an unprecedented level of concern by industry over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new emission standards for boilers (i.e., the so-called Boiler MACT rule), there may be a “sustainable” silver lining as a result of this rule. According to … Continue reading

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Defense Department Signs Sustainability Agreement with EPA

On February 8, the Department of Defense (DOD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to collaborate on innovative technologies in the area of energy and environment.  One principal focus of the joint effort is … Continue reading

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Guest Author Commentary: Nanomaterial Product Development Amidst Regulatory Uncertainty

Determining the health and environmental risks of products containing nanomaterials has challenged regulatory authorities in the U.S. and abroad, as well as product manufacturers.  Lack of clear regulatory guidance and standards has caused uncertainty

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Obama’s “Green Book” Proposes An Additional $5 Billion in Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit

On February 13, President Obama released the “Green Book,” which accompanies and explains the Administration’s fiscal year 2013 budget (see http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg1414.aspx).  As part of the plan, the President is proposing to extend tax credits to

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