Monthly Archives: December 2012

International Trade Cases on Renewable Energy Products Keep Growing

On December 18 and 20, international trade authorities in the US and EU issued antidumping determinations on, respectively, wind tower and ethanol imports.  Both cases must complete additional phases before final decisions are reached, but they reflect a continuing trend … Continue reading

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It has been said that the greenest building is the building that already exists. The federal Historic Tax Credit has been successfully encouraging the rehabilitation and reuse of existing buildings since it was adopted in 1976.  The federal Historic Tax … Continue reading

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Green Building Market Barometer: Continuing Commitment to Green Buildings?

Turner Construction Company surveyed over 700 executives from a wide variety of companies involved with real estate – including architect, construction, real estate consulting, corporate owner-occupant, developer, engineering, real estate owner, corporate tenant, and broker/real estate service provider companies. As … Continue reading

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$20 Million DOE Funding Announced for Concentrating Solar Power Technology

On December 17, the Department of Energy announced the availability of $20 million in new funding for projects designed to integrate Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems with fossil fuel power plants. CSP technology involves a hybrid approach, in which solar-generated … Continue reading

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The U.S. Green Building Council (“USGBC”) is now accepting proposals for education sessions at Greenbuild 2013 to be held in Philadelphia, PA.  For more information on the proposal process or to submit a proposal visit  The deadline for submittals … Continue reading

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