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  • What Building Owners Need to Know About New Energy Disclosure Requirements

    By Senior Associate Luisa F. Elkins New California state regulations are impacting numerous owners of commercial property across the Golden State. Specifically, owners of nonresidential buildings face new disclosure requirements regarding energy use, with potential legal ramifications for noncompliance. Here’s what California building owners need to know to stay on the right side of the law. The California Energy Commission (CEC) issued regulations on March 7, 2018, establishing the...

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  • How Will Federal Solar Panel Tariffs Impact California's Energy Policy?

    By Procopio Attorney and Energy Industry Practice Group Member Luisa F. Elkins President Donald J. Trump’s decision to implement tariffs on imported solar panel components in early 2018 is expected to have a reverberating impact on the renewable energy industry in California, impacting both businesses and regulators. Among the many ramifications from the decision will be the need for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to revisit some of its policy decisions aimed at achie...

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