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Green directives on the energy performance of buildings, including energy performance certificate (EPC) ratings in the European Union and United Kingdom, are urging the European real estate industry to assess the costs of compliance.
Debbie Curtis and Rodney Whitlock break down Wednesday’s House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee markup.
Congress returned from its two-week spring recess, kicking off a busy work period leading up to the Memorial Day recess.
As part of its push to transition the American automotive industry to electric vehicles (EVs), the Biden-Harris administration has proposed two new vehicle pollution standards.
Large, utility-scale US Department of Defense (DoD) renewable energy projects, which have not been pursued by the DoD for more than six years, may finally be back.
In a bit of a surprise move this week, the Senate voted to end the COVID-19 national emergency, while all other action related to healthcare was at the committee level.
On February 8, 2023, the French Senate voted for the adoption of the Renewable Energy Acceleration Bill (Projet de loi relatif à l’accélération de la production d’énergies renouvelables) which was first introduced in September 2022 by France’s Energy Transition Minister, Agnès Pannier-Runacher. The bill is a culmination of months of negotiations among the members of the National Council for Ecological Transition (le conseil national de la transition écologique).
In January 2023, the Mexican Supreme Court announced that it would resolve the constitutional injunctions (amparos) filed by private electric companies, challenging a 2021 amendment to the country’s Electric Industry Law.
The Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2023-18 establishing a program to allocate $10 billion of credits for qualified investments in eligible qualifying advanced energy projects under Internal Revenue Code Section 48C(e).
The Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2023-17 providing guidance on the Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit Program established under Internal Revenue Code Section 48(e) including environmental justice solar and wind capacity limitations for qualified solar and wind facilities eligible for the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, available, and qualified to fill a position.
On May 18, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a case that presented the Court with an opportunity to bring clarity to the often highly subjective standards lower courts apply when deciding the issue of fair use of visual works of art under copyright law.
It is more important than ever that employers understand the serious long-term, non-monetary consequences of settling or accepting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
A new Washington law regulating employers’ use of production quotas or production standards for employees working at warehouse distribution centers (House Bill 1762) will go into effect on July 1, 2024.
As a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), Congress passed new exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) allowing certain healthcare entities to provide mental health or behavioral health improvement and/or maintenance programs to physicians and other clinicians.
On May 17, 2023, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill No. 14 (SB 14), prohibiting physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors experiencing gender dysphoria (distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match one’s sex assigned at birth).
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