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All Good Things Must Come To An End

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue reading

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LEED® Certification Milestone

Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  

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GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) completed its current review and provided … Continue reading

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New DOE Renewable Energy Data Book Shows Fast Growth for Wind and Solar Photovoltaics

The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published its 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book on November 23, 2013, reporting significant growth, particularly for wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies.  Compared to 2011, cumulative installed wind capacity grew nearly … Continue reading

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Third Circuit Affirms That Brief Delay in Rental Payment Does Not Amount to Material Breach of Oil and Gas Lease

On November 18, 2013, in a non-precedential decision, Linder v. SWEPI, LP, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 23196 (3d Cir. Nov. 18, 2013), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s decision that the lessee did not surrender non-unitized … Continue reading

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