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Local Standards for Wind Power Siting: A Look at Model Ordinances

In almost every state, local regulation plays a significant role in wind power siting. To create an effective and predictable regulatory environment, lawyers and environmental professionals will need to help...

Enabling Investment in Environmental Sustainability

This Article proposes an “environmental practices money security interest” (EPMSI) that lawmakers could add to Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Article 9.1 The EPMSI would grant priority over earlier investors to financers whose...

Nuts and Bolts of Technology: Closer Look at Utility-Scale Solar Power

Utility-scale solar power is coming into its own as various technologies compete for market share. On January 26, 2011, the Environmental Law Institute brought together a panel of experts to consider thermal and photovoltaic...

Control of Geological Carbon Sequestration in the Western United States

In the near future, the use of coal may be legally restricted due to concerns over the effects of its combustion on atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. Carbon capture and geologic sequestration offer one method to reduce...