By Damon P. Mamalakis and Taiga Takahashi

In September 2012, the Court of Appeal in Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center v. County of Siskiyou affirmed the approval of a 15 MW biomass-fueled cogeneration plant in northern California.[1]  This case is the first published state court opinion regarding a challenge to the approval of a biomass energy project in California.

At the core of the lawsuit was the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), with challenges to the adequacy of

By Janice Schneider, Laura A. Godfrey, Buck Endemann and Taiga Takahashi

Earlier this year, the Navy, Army, and Air Force committed to deploy three gigawatts total of renewable energy on service installations by 2025. In late July, the Department of the Interior (“DOI”) and the Department of Defense (“DOD”) took the first steps to implement this policy by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) aimed to facilitate the federal government’s goals of increasing renewable energy generation from