Quite often, that noisy debate that goes on in this country about how to meet our increasing energy demand revisits the nascent clean energy industry. Will there ever be a true power player? Doubters should take a look at the … Continue reading

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The issue of whether courts should be able to entertain claims relating to companies’ contributions to global warming fundamentally boils down to a separation of powers question: should the other branches of government – political branches with rulemaking and enforcement … Continue reading

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Maybe there is hope for the wind turbine after all. The lack of fossil fuels in Japan, coupled with the recent Fukushima meltdown, seems to have influenced the country to invest in research and development of wind energy and, according … Continue reading

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In a step that may significantly impact the costs that consumers will have to pay to obtain safe drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commenced a process last year to regulate perchlorate under the Safe Drinking Water Act.  Once … Continue reading

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When can an insurer pursue subrogation under CERCLA?  This important issue is about to be addressed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and may significantly impact how insurance carriers manage their environmental claims.  Last year, the U.S. District Court … Continue reading

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Given all the bad economic news lately, you might have missed the extremely positive developments that have been occurring with respect to America’s energy future.  Until recently, the nation’s biggest energy concern has been our supposedly dwindling supply of recoverable … Continue reading

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Demand for LEED certification continues to rise as the costs of integrating energy efficient technologies into the construction process decreases. Fidelity National Title Group supports this important movement towards energy efficient building by offering the LEED (Leadership in Energy and … Continue reading

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