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USEPA Exercises Enforcement Discretion in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Martin Milita, Esq. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) has decided to exercise enforcement discretion In response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  USEPA will review any violations and determine if they result from the pandemic; if so, USEPA will decide the proper enforcement action, if any.  (See USEPA Memorandum, COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program, dated March 26, 2020 (the “Policy”)). USEPA recognizes that the COVID-19 […]

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Clean Energy Highlights: U.S. 2020: Part 4 of 4

Bottom of Form According to Utility Dive, “[i]n 2019, five states and Puerto Rico, adopted laws targeting 100% clean energy, while three governors issued executive orders with similar goals.”  According to Utility Dive, “[t]wo significant factors driving the trend were the federal government’s continued changes to climate and other environmental policies, and the election of eleven new Democratic governors in November 2018, with many of them making clean energy a priority.” Energy storage […]

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Clean Energy Highlights: U.S. 2020: Part 2 of 4

This is part 2 of our 4 part series on 2020 Energy Trends. Increasing questions about the future of natural gas The EIA still expects natural gas to be the dominant generating resource in the U.S. through 2050.  A study released in September found that if all currently proposed gas plants are built, 70% would become uneconomic by 2035. According to Utility Dive, “[w]hile alternative options may threaten gas, the ability of […]

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Clean Energy Highlights: U.S. 2020: Part 1 of 4

Energy generation and distribution is a matter of national security for the United States.  Recent domestic investments into renewable energy generation have allowed the US to increase its energy independence and security. According to the Energy Information Administration (“EIA”), renewable adoption grew solidly across the country in 2019.  The EIA also “forecasts that utility-scale renewable fuels, including wind, solar, and hydropower, will collectively produce 18% of U.S. electricity in 2019 and 19% in 2020.” According to the World Resources Institute (“WRI”): 155 cities have […]

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