Green Tech Presentation Hnba Cle (L0419029)

546 views

Published on

A presentation on the basics of green tech for a group of lawyers.

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
546
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
5
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
11
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Green Tech Presentation Hnba Cle (L0419029)

  1. 1. What is Green Tech?Why Should Lawyers Care?<br />Ed Lanza<br />Eckert Seamans<br />September 2010<br />
  2. 2. Discussion Points<br />Definitions and Examples of Green Tech<br />The Impetus Behind the Green Movement<br />Where Do Lawyers Come In?<br />Legal Issues in Green Tech<br />What Does the Future Hold?<br />
  3. 3. Definitions – Word Association<br />Green<br />Renewable<br />Sustainable<br />Environmentally Friendly<br />Eco-friendly<br />
  4. 4. What Is Green Tech?<br />“Technology“ – the application of knowledge for practical purposes.<br />“Green Technology" – a continuously evolving group of methods and materials, from techniques for generating energy to non-toxic cleaning products.<br />In these early stages, it is impossible to predict what "green technology" may eventually encompass.<br />Source: www.green-tech.org<br />
  5. 5. Types of Green Technology<br />Energy alternative fuels, generation and energy efficiency<br />Green buildingchoice of building materials and location<br />Environmentally preferred purchasingproducts that have small impact on the environment<br />Green chemistryproducts, processes to reduce hazardous substances<br />Green nanotechnologymicroscopic scale design, engineering and production<br />
  6. 6. The Many Faces of “Green”<br />
  7. 7. Green Tech Examples<br />Nano Tech Filter<br />400 MPG Car<br />
  8. 8. What Green Tech Is Not<br />
  9. 9. What Drives Green Tech?<br />The Impetus Behind the Green Movement<br />Health (no pollution)<br />General Concepts of Stewardship<br />Global Warming Concerns<br />National Security<br />Environmental Justice<br />Government Mandates<br />Money<br />
  10. 10. The New Green Economy<br />
  11. 11. Follow the Money<br />
  12. 12. Follow the Money<br />
  13. 13. A Global Phenomenon<br />
  14. 14. Where Do Lawyers Come In?<br />Environmental Law<br />Energy/Utilities<br />Regulatory/Enforcement<br />Intellectual Property<br />International Law<br />Real Estate<br />Venture Capital<br />SEC Disclosures<br />Lobbying<br />Business Law<br />Contracts (PPAs)<br />M & A<br />Due Diligence<br />Litigation<br />Construction <br />False Claims / Fraud<br />Public Interest<br />Endangered Species<br />Green Redlining<br />
  15. 15. Litigation<br />Don Quixote Rides Again<br />
  16. 16. Intellectual Property Law<br />
  17. 17. Construction Law<br />Green Condominium<br />Manhattan<br />Green Townhomes<br />Santa Monica, CA<br />
  18. 18. What’s on the Horizon?<br />Legislation being considered<br />Cap and Trade Bill<br />Green Bank Legislation<br />Green Building Standards<br />Litigation<br />Breach of Contract<br />Fraud and “Greenwashing”<br />Sanctions for regulatory non-compliance<br />LEED-igation<br />
  19. 19. Thank you!<br />Edward G. Lanza, Esq.<br />Eckert SeamansCherin & Mellott, LLC<br />213 Market Street, 8th Floor<br />Harrisburg, PA 17101<br />(717) 237-7162<br />elanza@eckertseamans.com<br />

×