The Basics of Environmental Law: What In-House Lawyers Should Know

2022-07-26T22:35:40+00:00July 26th, 2022|Environmental & Energy, General Counsel|

In recent years, companies have come under increasing scrutiny for their environmental practices. The heightened focus on corporate ESG and sustainability has cast a spotlight on the impact businesses have on air emissions, water discharges, hazardous waste, and other […]

SEC Proposes New Climate Disclosure Rule for Public Companies

2022-04-29T21:50:30+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Environmental & Energy|

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The SEC proposed new rules mandating climate disclosure by public companies in March 2022. The announcement has drawn mixed reactions from public companies and the investor community.

While many public companies publish sustainability reports, they report […]

Right to Repair Legislation: Momentum and Challenges Ahead

2022-04-29T21:37:42+00:00April 20th, 2022|Environmental & Energy|

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Right to repair bills have been gaining momentum. Consumers and independent third parties increasingly demand the right to self-repair. They want to be able to repair a wide range of products including electronics, farm equipment, […]

International Climate Change Legislation: Frameworks & Developments

2022-04-29T21:41:56+00:00April 19th, 2022|Environmental & Energy|

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Countries around the world are grappling with how to address climate change and its related risks through legislation. The United Nations has developed many binding international treaties on climate change. Highlighted below are some key […]

Wisk, Backed by Boeing, Signs Deal with Blade to Operate Flying Taxis

2022-03-04T05:49:21+00:00February 26th, 2022|Environmental & Energy|

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Flying taxis are a step closer to becoming a reality in U.S. cities. Wisk Aero is a startup that Boeing and Kitty Hawk Corporation have backed. They signed a deal with

Clean Energy Company Intersect Power Hires Chief Legal Officer

2022-03-04T20:08:14+00:00February 21st, 2022|Environmental & Energy, General Counsel|

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Intersect Power, a clean energy technology company that aims to provide low-carbon solutions at scale, hired a new Chief Legal Officer. In January 2022, the company announced that John Cook, a former law firm partner, […]

Bitcoin Mining to Use Renewable Energy, says Texas Startup

2022-01-26T20:57:39+00:00January 26th, 2022|Environmental & Energy|

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Bitcoin mining is the process of creating new digital tokens and adding past transaction records to a public blockchain ledger. This energy-intensive process is a heavy greenhouse gas emitter.

Some startups encourage crypto miners to use clean […]

Waste Management and Recycling Company Rubicon to Go Public

2022-01-05T21:46:10+00:00January 5th, 2022|Environmental & Energy|

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Rubicon, a software company that provides recycling and waste management services, announced in December 2021 that it signed a merger agreement to go public in mid-2022. The total value of the merger deal will be […]

Startups Building 3D Printed Homes Aim for Large-Scale Success

2021-12-09T23:00:06+00:00December 9th, 2021|Environmental & Energy|

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A new property development in Austin, Texas plans to become the largest 3D printed housing development in the US. The neighborhood will feature 100 single-story 3D printed homes. Construction is slated to finish in […]

Enpal Raises New Funding to Make Solar Powered Rooftops Mainstream

2021-12-03T21:55:52+00:00December 3rd, 2021|Environmental & Energy|

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Enpal, a German solar energy startup, is doing its part to provide more households with solar rooftops. In late October, Enpal raised EUR 150 million, or around $174 million, from several prominent investors in […]

Eco-Friendly Compressed Natural Gas Rises in Popularity

2021-11-18T18:33:34+00:00November 18th, 2021|Environmental & Energy|

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Greenhouse gas emissions and environmental issues have become significant concerns worldwide. In response to this, there has been an increase in energy companies that supply alternative fuels to natural gas. For example, […]

Energy Update: Arcadia Scoops Up Houston-Based Startup

2021-11-18T21:47:50+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Environmental & Energy, Startups|

Last month’s huge winter weather disaster emphasized the delicate availability and volatile cost of electricity in the Houston area and in all of Texas. Only a month after the crisis a Washington, D.C.-based company acquired Houston-based Real Simple Energy. […]

Oil and Gas Industry Tries to Gain Ground Against Pandemic

2021-11-18T22:55:26+00:00November 6th, 2020|Environmental & Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions|

The once all-powerful oil and gas industry is spinning its wheels. It is trying intensely to survive the COVID-19 pandemic that has dramatically decreased the demand for its products.

Many outfits have reduced their drilling operations, laid off workers, and […]

Energy Companies Devon & WPX Announce Multi-Billion Dollar Merger

2021-08-31T20:45:14+00:00October 9th, 2020|Environmental & Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions|

Devon Energy Corp. has agreed to acquire WPX Energy Inc. in a $2.56 billion all-stock deal, according to multiple sources.

In a press release, WPX Energy terms the deal “a merger of equals” and said it creates “a leading unconventional […]

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