WEBINAR: Post-Election Impact on U.S. and Mexico Energy and Environmental Matters

Posted in Clean energy, Climate Change, Energy, Events, Featured, Mexico, Regulatory, Renewables

Greenberg Traurig’s Bill Garner, Energy & Natural Resources Practice Co-Chair, and Environmental Practice Shareholders Erick Hernández and Bernadette Rappold are hosting a webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2021, to discuss the legal implications of cross-border energy and environmental matters between the U.S. and Mexico following the recent U.S. elections. Carlos Hernandez Gonzalez, national vice president of renewable energy at the Energy Commission of the Employers’ Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex), will moderate the discussion.

Click here to register for the webinar.

Topics will include:

  • Impact of New Climate Change Policies
  • Regulatory Effects on Renewable Industry
  • Hydrocarbon Pricing
  • Cross-border Energy Imports/Exports
  • The Future of the Renewable Fuel Standard

Environmental Cases in the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts in 2020

Posted in Court Cases, COVID-19, Environmental Rights Amendment, Featured, Pennsylvania, State & Local

Unsurprisingly, the Pennsylvania appellate courts decided fewer environmental cases than usual in 2020. Please forgive any omissions of cases or detail in this catalogue.

Continue reading the full article, published by The Legal Intelligencer on Jan. 7, 2021. 

Jillian Kirn to Participate in Webinar on Resolving Superfund Liability and Protecting PRP Interests

Posted in CERCLA, Court Cases, Events, Featured, Superfund

Environmental Practice Shareholder Jillian C. Kirn of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will participate in a live 90-minute Strafford CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A on Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET, titled “Resolving Superfund Liability and Protecting PRP Interests: Recent Developments and Best Practices in Settling and Preserving CERCLA Claims.”

Continue reading the full GT Press Release.

Center for Resource Solutions Confirms Greenberg Traurig as First Major Law Firm Certified by its Green-e® Energy Program

Posted in Announcements, carbon emissions, Clean energy, Environment, Featured, Green Building, Renewables

The non-profit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) confirmed that Greenberg Traurig is the first major law firm to be certified through its Green-e® Energy program. In addition, CRS has certified that Greenberg Traurig’s North American offices are powered by 100% renewable energy. The CRS Green-e® Energy program has been called the leading renewable energy certification program in the United States.

Continue reading the full GT press release.

David G. Mandelbaum Joins Suffolk University Law School Adjunct Faculty

Posted in Announcements, Environment, Featured, Litigation

David G. Mandelbaum, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Global Environmental Practice, will teach “Environmental Litigation: Superfund” as an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston in the spring 2021 semester. The course will cover legal and tactical issues that arise in litigating for or against the government and among private parties, problems of settling those cases, ways in which the administrative process interacts with private litigation, and techniques for mitigating risks in the buying and selling of real estate or a business.

Continue reading the full GT Press Release, “David G. Mandelbaum Joins Suffolk University Law School Adjunct Faculty.”

John Voorhees and Christopher Bell Co-Author ‘International Environmental Risk Management,’ Featured Among Qualiware’s Top 52 Books of 2020

Posted in Announcements, Environment, Featured, Risk management

International Environmental Risk Management – A Systems Approach (Second Edition), co-authored by Quest Environmental President Robert A. Woellner and Greenberg Traurig Shareholders John Voorhees and Christopher L. Bell, was included in a list of 52 recommended books of 2020 by Qualiware, a consultancy provider and publication focused on enterprise architecture and business management solutions.

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Every New Building in the Netherlands Must Be (Almost) Energy Neutral Starting Jan. 1, 2021

Posted in Clean energy, E2 Europe, Environment, Featured, Green Building, GT Alert, Netherlands, Sustainability

As of Jan. 1, 2021, all permit applications for new buildings in the Netherlands are being tested against new criteria which aim to ensure that these new buildings are (almost) energy neutral. This requirement was already in place for new Dutch governmental buildings, but now it has been expanded to cover every new building (residences, offices, etc.).

Continue reading the full GT Alert.

Amendments to Regulations for Import/Export of Hydrocarbons and Hydrocarbon Products in Mexico

Posted in Featured, GT Alert, Mexico, Natural Resources, Oil & Gas

On Dec. 26, 2020, Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER) published in the Federal Official Gazette (DOF), a resolution that establishes the goods for which import and export activities are subject to regulation by SENER (the Resolution), whereby SENER amends the existing regulation related to such import and export activities and its corresponding permits.

Continue reading the full GT Alert, “Amendments to Regulations for Import/Export of Hydrocarbons and Hydrocarbon Products in Mexico.”