Perspectives on Energy & Cleantech
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ArentFox Schiff has been awarded 62 top rankings in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms® which recognizes firms for professional excellence based on consistently positive ratings from clients and peers.
Renewable energy developers have one final opportunity to comment on changes to the rules that govern the procurement of renewable energy credits in Illinois.
Sarah A. W. Fitts, Jeffrey B. Tate , Shira Helstrom, Sara A. McQuillen, Patrice Howard, Ph.D., Jivesh Khemlani
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, presents new opportunities for tax-exempt and other organizations to directly benefit from renewable energy tax credits, including investment tax credits (ITCs) and production tax credits (PTCs).
Artificial intelligence promises to transform the way we live and work and its impact will undoubtedly stretch to every business sector across the globe. This next generation of technology brings exciting possibilities and unknown legal risks.
Biden Administration Proposes Significant Changes to Regulations Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act
The energy transition and increased public focus on environmental issues have strained the existing regulatory regime including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA directs agencies to conduct environmental assessments before taking “major federal actions.”
Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we live and work. At its core, AI is the ability of machines to think and learn without encoded commands, mimicking our own cognition.
In this WorldSmart podcast, host Hunter T. Carter is joined by ArentFox Schiff Partner Sarah A. W. Fitts, as well as PPO Legal & Tax Partners Carlos Pinto and Pablo Ordonez, to discuss the lithium mining industry in Bolivia, its economic impact, and the role of the private sector.
Already among the most widely used battery chemistry, lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries are experiencing a rapid increase in use and demand.
ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce that 70 attorneys were recognized as leaders in their field and 24 practices spanning the firm’s litigation, regulatory, and transactional capabilities were ranked in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA.
Many major companies have announced a blueprint to minimize their carbon footprint. Some companies have gone so far as to proclaim that they will achieve “net zero” emissions in the near future. To accomplish their climate goals, many have turned to purchasing products called “carbon offset credits.
The Ninth Circuit recently weighed in on whether localities’ natural-gas infrastructure bans are preempted by federal laws including the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).
Mike Showalter will speak on Environmental Justice (EJ) at The Regulatory Environmental Group for Missouri (REGFORM) on April 20, 2023.
State and Federal Environmental Inspections: Best Practices to Prepare For and Undergo an Inspection
ArentFox Schiff attorneys Frank Lyons and Sarah Lode will share their perspectives and advice on how companies and facilities can prepare for and handle environmental compliance inspections.
ArentFox Schiff represented the Black Owners of Solar Services (BOSS) in connection with its $6.3 million cooperative agreement awarded by the US Department of Energy (DOE).
On Friday, January 27, 2023, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a new law, Public Act 102-1123, which refines county governments’ ability to regulate new commercial wind and solar energy facilities. Specifically, PA 102-1123 prohibits counties from banning or establishing moratoriums on wind.
As Illinois’ implementation of the Energy Transition Act, PA 102-0662 — commonly referred to as the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) — continues, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) is developing a Renewable Energy Access Plan to help achieve the law’s renewable electricity goals.
Environmental Justice Update: New York Becomes Second State to Require EJ-Focused Cumulative Impact Analysis
On New Year’s Eve, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed New York’s “Cumulative Impacts” bill into law, making New York the second state in the nation to require assessment of “cumulative impacts” affecting certain communities before an environmental permit is issued or renewed.
Partner Sarah A. W. Fitts was quoted on dealmaking in the energy sector and how making smaller purchases can make sense for buyers who are waiting for guidance on how the Inflation Reduction Act’s clean energy perks will be implemented.
On December 15, the White House added a new Guidebook to the Inflation Reduction Act to its clean energy webpage.