Tagged Legal

China Challenges US Solar Tariffs at the WTO

By [email protected] China is pushing back on President Donald Trump’s solar import tariff by filing a complaint at the World Trade Organization. The complaint, first reported by Reuters, questions the legality of the Section 201 tariffs, which the Trump administration imposed in January in the name of protecting the few remaining U.S. solar cell and…

China Challenges US Solar Tariffs at the WTO

By [email protected] China is pushing back on President Donald Trump’s solar import tariff by filing a complaint at the World Trade Organization. The complaint, first reported by Reuters, questions the legality of the Section 201 tariffs, which the Trump administration imposed in January in the name of protecting the few remaining U.S. solar cell and…

The First Amendment is under attack #IN

By National Wind Watch Dear Editor, Travis Weik must have been in a different courthouse in a different county from the one we experienced last week. By implying that people worried about their home values, their health and their lives being forever altered negatively by something they have no control over, have been “unruly, uncivil,…

Tesla Sues Ontario

By Zachary Shahan If you’re Canadian or you follow EV policy closely, you’ve probably seen that a not-so-cool new Ontario government has kneecapped a popular electric vehicle incentive program. Well, Tesla says that’s super not cool and is now taking the Ontario government to court. Like a boss Read Full Article Here For more great…

Wind farm killed by new government following legal battle #ON

By National Wind Watch A few days after the new Conservative government introduced legislation last month to kill a major wind turbine project in Prince Edward County, a lawyer for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change was in court to defend the initial approval process. The Divisional Court panel dismissed the application by…

Farmland Protection Built Into New Solar Bills In Illinois

By Frank Andorka By Frank Andorka, Senior Correspondent The latest solar bills in Illinois – an emerging market thanks to the Future Energy Jobs Act – hopes to balance farmer concerns about land use with the development of large-scale ground-mounted utility and small commercial projects. Under the legislation signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner…

Changes to the Endangered Species Act could benefit wind developers

By Michelle Froese The proposed ESA rules should improve regulatory efficiency and environmental stewardship. Project developers will want to review the proposed species listing and critical habitat changes carefully, however. On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, the “Services”) released proposed revisions to the…

Time is running out for VW diesel claims

By [email protected] (Eric C. Evarts) Time is running out for owners of 2.0-liter VW TDIs to file their claims against the company and receive a settlement that could be worth at least $5,100. All claims in the diesel emissions lawsuit must be filed by Sept. 1. So far, Volkswagen has bought back more than 350,000…

Electrify America launches “Jetstones” ad campaign

By [email protected] (Eric C. Evarts) If regular automakers aren’t advertising their electric cars well enough, maybe purveyors of electric-car infrastructure can fill in the gaps. Electrify America, VW’s court-mandated effort to build a nationwide DC fast-charge network, is launching its first ad campaign Monday on behalf of all electric cars. Called the “Jetstones,” the ad…

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