Tagged Legal

Yeah, I’m not perfect either. Pass the Clean Economy Act.

By Ivy Main Grassroots activists gather at the steps of the Virginia Capital on January 14. Photo courtesy Sierra Club.When it was first introduced, and before the utilities and special interests got their grubby little paws on it, the Clean Economy Act was an ambitious and far-reaching overhaul of Virginia energy policy that turned a…

Siblings who became ill next to wind farm settle case #IRL

By National Wind Watch Three siblings who claimed they became ill and their family had to leave their Co Cork home as a result of a nearby wind farm have secured a total sum of €225,000 under a settlement of their High Court damages claims. The settlements, made without admission of liability and achieved following…

Procrastination of the Brazilian leaders

By Rafael Herzberg Procrastination of the Brazilian leadersFor five years, the electricity market has been operating out of the normal situation due to the default of USD 2 billion by selected hydroelectric generators that are protected by injunctions.The hope for a solution should come from the Judiciary, but the issue was removed from the agenda…

Clamping down on financial greenwashing in the EU

By FORESIGHT Contributor Sébastien Godinot, Economist with the WWF European Policy Office, welcomes new European laws that will make it much clearer which investments are genuinely sustainable and help shift funding from fossil fuels to clean energiesA ray of light is set to penetrate the murky world of finance thanks to a new EU law….

Campo tribal members plead for legal help, allege rights violated in wind project approval; Petition seeks revote on controversial project #CA

By National Wind Watch Whistleblowers in the Campo band of Mission Indians claim that their tribal leadership pushed through approval of a massive wind project during an improperly noticed meeting. They have now collected enough signatures to overturn that approval with a revote. But despite the Feb. 13th deadline to notify tribal members of a…

Business Leaders Speak In Favor Of Proposed NEPA Reforms At Denver Hearing

By Energy in Depth Leaders from across Colorado and the nation spoke in favor of proposed reforms of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) at a White House Council on Environmental Quality hearing in Denver held earlier this week.The law, which governs the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure development, hasn’t been updated since…

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