Monthly Archives: August 2012

THE U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION ALSO LAUNCHES NEW PROBE OF TRADE IN RENEWABLE ENERGY SERVICES

At the request of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recently launched a new investigation into trade and market trends in the environmental services sector, calling it an investigation of Environmental and Related Services (Investigation … Continue reading

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SEC’s Final Conflict Minerals Rule Ushers in Substantial New Reporting Obligations

On August 22, 2012, the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) issued its long-delayed final Conflict Minerals rule, mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  The rule will impose significant new reporting obligations

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THE U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION LAUNCHES NEW PROBE OF TRADE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

At the request of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has launched a new investigation into trade and market trends in the environmental services sector, calling it an investigation of Environmental and Related Services … Continue reading

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Is China the Salvation of US Clean Tech – or the Death?

The recent news that A123 has received rescue financing from Wanxiang Group raises real questions about the US’s foresight and fortitude in the clean tech arena.  Wanxiang is China’s largest auto parts maker.  A123 is the leading developer of batteries for electric vehicles.  Wanzxiang’s … Continue reading

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Tesla Model S All-electric Sedan Looks Like It Is Real

The automotive press is widely reporting the construction of the first 50 Tesla S all electric sedans with 100 more in the works.  The build includes 29 vehicles delivered to customers.  The S sedan will be the company’s first

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