Adam Walters

Adam Walters

Adam Walters is an associate in the Construction and Design group. Adam’s practice focuses primarily on the drafting, negotiation, review and administration of construction contracts, particularly EPC contracts in the renewable energy sector. He also advises clients on the resolution of construction contract disputes. Adam’s experience includes transactional work and disputes related to a broad range of construction and infrastructure projects in the public and private sectors. He is familiar with a number of procurement methods common throughout the Pacific Rim and the British Commonwealth, as well as those commonly used in the United States. Adam also has significant experience advising state and local government on building industry regulation matters and representing government agencies in administrative disciplinary proceedings and prosecutions of building professionals, firms and companies for professional misconduct and criminal offenses committed in the course of their activities in the building industry.

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Fish Farms?: Algae to Fuel Entrepreneurs Are Moving Up the Food Chain

Today, the Wall Street Journal’s Russel Gold reported that entrepreneurs are looking into massive algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico that create "dead-zones" for sea life as a potential feedstock of algae for biofuel production.  The dead zones are a result of run-off of fertilizers and other agricultural waste creating nutrient rich areas for algae to grow.  Eventually, the algae … Continue Reading

Biofuels Still in the Spotlight: $6.3M for Biofuels Research

Last week, U.S. Department of Energy  ("DOE") Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Department of Agriculture ("USDA") Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the winning candidates for up to $6.3 million in awards for research leading to improved use of plant feedstocks for biofuel production.  The seven projects announced follow the green jobs and renewable energy Rural Tour event hosted by … Continue Reading

EPA Shows Positive Interest in Algae

    From InsideEPA.com (reproduced essentially verbatim with the permission of the publisher Inside Washington Publishers): EPA will measure the greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts of algae-based biofuels in its final rule to implement the renewable fuels standard (RFS) in response to growing interest in the renewable feedstock, including recent announcements by Exxon-Mobil (as noted in … Continue Reading

EPA’s Region 10 Awards over $1.6M to Portland to Reduce Diesel Emissions

Similar to the July 21, 2009 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ("EPA") Region 5 award, EPA’s Region 10 has awarded over $1.6 million to reduce emissions from Portland municipal fleet vehicles and construction contractor equipment.  The funds are provided under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 ("ARRA") National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.  Under this … Continue Reading

EPA Awards More Than $5.7M to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs

Today, the US. Environmental Protection Agency (the "EPA") Region 5 has awarded millions of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("ARRA") dollars to the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest for the reduction of diesel emissions.  The funds are provided under the ARRA National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance … Continue Reading

Exxon Sinks $600M Into Algae-Based Biofuels in Major Strategy Shift

  Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp., the world’s largest and richest publicly traded oil company, is making a major jump into renewable energy with a $600 million investment in algae-based biofuels. Exxon is joining Synthetic Genomics Inc., a biotechnology company founded by the genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter, to research and develop next-generation biofuels from sunlight, water … Continue Reading

Treasury, Energy Announce More than $3 Billion in Recovery Act Funds for Renewable Energy Projects

  Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the "Treasury") and the U.S. Department of Energy (the "DOE") announced an estimated $3 billion for the development of renewable energy projects around the country.  Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("ARRA"), the program will provide direct payments in lieu of tax credits in support of … Continue Reading

Nuclear Theory Research Funding Opportunity Announcement

   On June 29, 2009, the Office of Nuclear Physics, Office of Science, and Department of Energy (“DOE”) announced a Funding Opportunity Announcement (“FOA”) providing for $6 million for collaborative research projects between universities, non-profit organizations, and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, including the DOE National Laboratories, to focus on theoretical research topics of … Continue Reading
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