Monthly Archives: November 2012

To Tax Carbon or Not to Tax Carbon, That is the Question… for Another Day

In the weeks  since the election, pundits have speculated that a significant push to regulate the advance of climate change will be initiated by President Obama in his second term, many asserting that this initiative will manifest itself in the … Continue reading

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Pepper Hamilton LLP and Freeh Group International Solutions Presenting on New SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

Pepper Hamilton LLP and Freeh Group International Solutions are presenting two in-person seminars on “The New SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Overcoming the Challenges of Compliance.”  The programs will be held at 8:30 am on Dec. 4, 2012 in Pepper Hamilton’s Philadelphia … Continue reading

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U.S. Green Building Council Taking Steps to Become More User Friendly?

There have been a couple of developments recently that suggest the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is becoming more user friendly. In October, USGBC announced that it was introducing a “simpler and more inclusive” membership structure, with dues options that … Continue reading

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Here, There, Everywhere Signs That Sustainability Measures Are Increasingly Being Adopted by Corporations

One of the relatively unsung recent corporate trends is the growth of sustainable practices (i.e., the consideration in business operations of environmental, social and economic factors), despite a sluggish economy and lack of direct statutory mandates at least in the … Continue reading

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Tesla Model X – Adaptable All Electric SUV m- Enough to Make a Go of Tesla?

The Tesla Model S has garnered almost universally rave reviews by the automotive press and wide criticism from some politicians and some investment pundits.  An on-line investment advisor recently uncharitably called the Tesla company “Solyndra on wheels.”  So what’s next?  … Continue reading

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