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Monthly Archives: June 2011

New Domain Name Extensions and the GreenTech Business

Posted in Entrepreneurs, Intellectual Property, Technology

Get ready for another cyber land rush! New generic and branded domain names will soon be available– but this time there will be new challenges and significant costs associated with the process. All businesses, GreenTech or not, now know that having a Web presence and often directly offering goods/services through the business Web site is… Continue Reading

Concept Designs Unveiled for Seattle’s Central Waterfront

Posted in Green Building, Natural Resources and Environment, Seattle Central Waterfront Project

By Cynthia Kennedy James Corner Field Operations unveiled exciting initial concept designs for Seattle’s Central Waterfront before another large and enthusiastic crowd at the Bell Harbor Convention Center last month. The initial designs focus on concepts for facilitating pedestrian connections across folds of green space down to the waterfront, and concepts for enticing people down… Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision in Climate Change Nuisance Lawsuit — Court Rejects Common Law Nuisance Claims; Leaves Climate Change Regulation to EPA

Posted in Legislation, Natural Resources and Environment, Regulatory

In a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that a groundbreaking climate change lawsuit brought by eight states and the City of New York against several major electric power companies could not go forward, at least not based on the plaintiffs’ public nuisance claims. In American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, 564… Continue Reading

WUTC Provides Paths to Determine “Eligible Renewable Resources” Under the Energy Independence Act

Posted in Legislation, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Business

Last week, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (“WUTC”) issued a policy statement designed to provide guidance to Investor Owned Utilities (“IOUs”) and energy entrepreneurs on how to qualify new resources that haven’t been expressly identified in the Washington Energy Independence Act (“EIA”), RCW ch. 19.285. The EIA, passed in 2006, requires Washington’s electric utilities… Continue Reading

EPA Gives Itself Three More Years To Figure Out A Tailoring Rule For Biomass Energy

Posted in Legislation, Natural Resources and Environment, Regulatory, Renewable Energy

The Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7401 et seq was adopted in the early 1960s to insure that business and industry does not spew pollutants into the air, causing harm to humans, plants and animals. Congress found that “the growth in the amount and complexity of air pollution brought about by urbanization, industrial development,… Continue Reading

Funding Cuts for Clean Energy

Posted in Capital and Funding, Legislation, Technology

Pressure to trim the U.S. budget deficit means cuts in funds available to the Department of Energy (DOE) to support the development of technologies that can help us achieve our energy efficiency and renewable energy goals and to encourage use of such technologies. The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee released information last week on… Continue Reading