Friday, June 21, 2013

Colorado Ikea Nearly Doubles Solar Capacity

The Centennial Ikea, located on 13.5 acres along Interstate 25, north of County Line Road, recently announced that it will install 2,492 solar panels this July. The project will be complete and operational by this fall. The added solar panels will generate 1.1 megawatts of power and total 4, 704 panels. The energy generated could be enough to power 180 homes.

John Ellis, Ikea’s Centennial store manager stated, “This is another example of the Ikea commitment to create a more sustainable life for communities where we operate.” The company has set a goal of being energy independent by 2020. To reach its goal, Ikea has recently installed solar panels on 39 of its 44 locations.

In addition, the company currently recycles waste material, and uses energy efficient heating, cooling and lighting systems. Ikea has also stopped using plastic bags and accepts fluorescent bulbs for recycling.
Angelica Oman
Graduate Program Assistant

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Recent LLM Graduate Roger Maier Boing Presents at AIPN Model Contracts Workshop in Amsterdam

The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) 2013 Model Contracts Workshop, held in Amsterdam from June 16-19, featured a presentation by Brazilian attorney Roger Maier Boing about "Civil Law Issues in AIPN Model Contracts."

Roger, a December 2012 Denver Law Environmental & Natural Resources Law LLM graduate, is a partner at the Rio de Janeiro-based firm of L.O. Baptista-Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados.  Roger's practice includes representing foreign firms that are investing in Brazil's oil and gas sector.

Also attending the workshop was Don Smith, Director of the ENRL program.  He is the 2013 AIPN "Professor in Residence."

The annual workshop provides attendees an excellent overview of the AIPN's numerous model contracts for oil and gas projects. Presenters include the foremost international oil and gas experts.