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$18 Billion Disaster - BP Guilty of "Gross Negligence" In Deepwater Horizon Spill

on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:06

On September 4, 2014, a court in Louisiana ruled that BP committed "gross negligence" and "willful misconduct" in connection with the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which opens the door to $18 billion in fines.

California Utilities Want to Own EV Charging Stations. Developers Disagree.

on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:55

On August 29, 2014, a number of electric vehicle charging networks, utilities, and interested parties provided comments on new rules needed to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in California. Here are the highlights...

California Carbon Credits Sell Out in Recent Auction

on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:44

The results of the latest auction of credits for use in California's climate change program showed continued strong demand for the tradable permits.

LCE Attorney Appointed Strategic Advisor to Joint Venture Silicon Valley

on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:48

LCE is proud to announce that Brian Orion has been appointed a Strategic Advisor to a smart energy program of Joint Venture Silicon Valley.

Are VOSTs Needed to End Subsidies to Non-Solar Customers?

on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:20

In this post, Brian Orion discusses value of solar tariffs, or VOSTs, and notes they may be needed to compensate solar customers for the true value they provide to the grid.

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