Small businesses are deeply concerned with the economic impacts of the proposed cap-and-trade legislation currently pending in Congress. Although small businesses will not be covered by the cap, if a price is placed on carbon, small businesses will feel the economic impact through energy price increases. This is particularly true in the Midwest which is heavily
Ohio Federal Building LEEDs Controversy on Certifications
The New York Times reported on the controversy surrounding the energy performance of LEED certified buildings. Studies have shown that many LEED building receiving certification actually poorly perform when it comes to energy efficiency.
The Article points to a federal building in Youngstown, Ohio which would have failed to obtain U.S. EPA’s Energy Star…
Cap and Trade: Job Killer or Call to Action for Coal Dependent States
Ohio faces a two headed hydra when it comes to the impact of the proposed cap-and-trade bill in Congress- the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES):
- Ohio generates almost 90% of its energy from coal;
- Manufacturing represents one the largest employment sectors in Ohio (ranking 3rd nationally with 1.1 million workers as
University Texas Law School Offers Fellowship in Energy Law
I was asked by a reader (Associate Law Professor at UT) to provide a free advertisement about a fellowship program for lawyers interested in teaching energy law. I don’t put advertisements on my blog, but I thought this may be an interesting opportunity for some of my readers. The information below was provided by my reader.
The University of Texas School of Law is seeking applicants for an energy law fellowship. Fellows will be jointly affiliated with the Law School’s Emerging Scholars Program and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Fellows do not need to have a specific interest in security issues.
The Emerging Scholars Program offers two-year fellowship to help attorneys prepare for tenure-track faculty positions in U.S. law schools. The Program is designed to give talented attorneys the chance to develop a scholarly agenda and publish one or more articles in preparation for the academic job market. Fellows will be full participants in the rich intellectual life of the Law School, and will receive substantial faculty assistance with their projects.
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Ohio EPA and ODNR Propose Major Fee Increases in Upcoming State Budget
During Governor Strickland’s State of the State he made the "no new taxes" pledge. However, the Governor did mention that to balance the budget he will propose "new fees, fines and penalties." No specifics were provided, however, now that details are beginning to take shape the Governor Strickland has been criticized for his roll out of…