“Fraudulent transactions involving renewable fuel credits, known as Renewable Identification Numbers (RIN) continue to be a concern and a focus of federal regulators,” said Aileen Hooks, Firmwide Deputy Chair of Baker Botts’ Environmental practice.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized 34 of the nation's leading builders at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance's Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas, Texas. The winners were selected by a diverse panel of builders, architects, and industry professionals for their outstanding accomplishments in designing and building Zero Energy-Ready Homes.
On September 23, 2016, the decision in BCCA Appeal Group v. City of Houston, No. 13-0768 (Tex. April 29, 2016) became final when the Texas Supreme Court denied the City of Houston’s motion for rehearing.
Tour de Fresh Partners with Fort Worth Mayor and Industry Sponsors to Bring Salad Bars to Local Schools
This year’s first local Tour de Fresh Texas event, presented by The California Giant Foundation, was set for Oct. 1, with the goal of raising $10,000 to place at least three new salad bars for local Dallas / Fort Worth schools. In the midst of planning, however, Tour de Fresh saw an opportunity to partner with Mayor Betsy Price of Fort Worth, which would allow for more sponsor costs and donations to go to funding salad bars in the Fort Worth community. With this change, Tour de Fresh expects to donate up to five salad bars.
Facilities in Texas, Ark., La., Okla., and N.M. included in $3.5M settlement
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Whole Foods, Inc. over violations of hazardous waste regulations. During a year-long investigation, EPA found Whole Foods improperly identified or mishandled hazardous waste at company facilities throughout Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. In addition to correcting the violations, Whole Foods will also pay penalties totaling more than $3.5 million and promote hazardous waste compliance in the retail industry as part of a supplemental environmental project, or SEP.
Viking Cold Solutions™ delivers green, cost-effective energy saving technology to help provide 100,000 meals to hungry San Diegans
Solar Thermal Energy Storage provides significant cost savings and carbon emission reduction
Viking Cold Solutions has completed another energy efficiency installation, helping the San Diego Food Bank - the largest hunger relief organization in San Diego County-reduce costs and feed over 100,000 meals to hungry San Diegans.