To Fight The Coronavirus, The World Returns To Fossil Fuels

Coronavirus Virus Outbreak

Will one result of the COVID-19 crisis be a rethink of the utility of fossil fuels? See my latest column on Forbes.com to understand how the fight against the virus is returning America to fossil fuel products.

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Daniel Markind of Flaster Greenberg
Daniel Markind is a shareholder at Flaster Greenberg PC with over 35 years of experience as a real estate and corporate transactional attorney. He has represented individuals and companies in the energy industry for over 20 years. Dan is a frequent lecturer on Marcellus Shale and other mineral extraction issues and is regularly asked to speak at conferences, in the media and at other venues regarding energy issues and their legal and political implications.

Political Tensions Rise Over Rights To Mediterranean Natural Gas Bonanza

While the eyes of the world have been on the impeachment of President Trump, Brexit, the coronavirus and the new American peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, the seeds for the next war perhaps are being sown in the Eastern Mediterranean. Read more in my latest article in Forbes.com.

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Daniel Markind of Flaster Greenberg

Daniel Markind is a shareholder at Flaster Greenberg PC with over 35 years of experience as a real estate and corporate transactional attorney. He has represented individuals and companies in the energy industry for over 20 years. Dan is a frequent lecturer on Marcellus Shale and other mineral extraction issues and is regularly asked to speak at conferences, in the media and at other venues regarding energy issues and their legal and political implications.

As 2020 Begins, Pennsylvania Aggressively Regulates An Industry It Welcomed, While New York Retreats From An Industry It Rejected

State administrators in both Pennsylvania and New York made significant decisions on shale gas to start 2020, all of which can be greatly significant as we approach a Presidential election season. Read about them in my latest article in Forbes.com.

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Daniel Markind of Flaster Greenberg

Daniel Markind is a shareholder at Flaster Greenberg PC with over 35 years of experience as a real estate and corporate transactional attorney. He has represented individuals and companies in the energy industry for over 20 years. Dan is a frequent lecturer on Marcellus Shale and other mineral extraction issues and is regularly asked to speak at conferences, in the media and at other venues regarding energy issues and their legal and political implications.

Is There A Way To Turn The Failed Negotiations At COP25 In Madrid Into A Success?

The International Community failed to expand on the Paris Climate Accords last week.  Read my latest article on Forbes.com to learn the best way forward in order to get some real, concrete action on the issues relating to climate change.

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Daniel Markind of Flaster Greenberg

Daniel Markind is a shareholder at Flaster Greenberg PC with over 35 years of experience as a real estate and corporate transactional attorney. He has represented individuals and companies in the energy industry for over 20 years. Dan is a frequent lecturer on Marcellus Shale and other mineral extraction issues and is regularly asked to speak at conferences, in the media and at other venues regarding energy issues and their legal and political implications.

Natural Gas Pipelines: Will Prior Decisions Come Back to Haunt Governors Cuomo & Wolf?

Huge metal gas pipeline transporting gas

The controversy about natural gas pipelines took another twist during the last two weeks. In my latest article, read how two Northeast governors face major challenges over very different pipeline decisions that could impact both of their administrations.

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Daniel Markind of Flaster Greenberg

Daniel Markind is a shareholder at Flaster Greenberg PC with over 35 years of experience as a real estate and corporate transactional attorney. He has represented individuals and companies in the energy industry for over 20 years. Dan is a frequent lecturer on Marcellus Shale and other mineral extraction issues and is regularly asked to speak at conferences, in the media and at other venues regarding energy issues and their legal and political implications.

Pittsburgh International Airport Announces New Energy Microgrid

Is Pittsburgh International Airport’s New Energy Microgrid Sustainability In Action Or The Opposite?

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) announced this week that it is establishing a microgrid to supply power at the airport, connected to the main electrical power grid in case of emergency but otherwise separate from it. This microgrid concept is being touted as an example of modern sustainability, and also as an example of how solar power can play a much larger role in providing our energy needs. Is this concept something to exalt or condemn?

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Daniel Markind of Flaster Greenberg

Daniel Markind is a shareholder at Flaster Greenberg PC with over 35 years of experience as a real estate and corporate transactional attorney. He has represented individuals and companies in the energy industry for over 20 years. Dan is a frequent lecturer on Marcellus Shale and other mineral extraction issues and is regularly asked to speak at conferences, in the media and at other venues regarding energy issues and their legal and political implications.

New Developments in the Energy World

A lot has happened in the energy world in the past few weeks. Below is a brief summary of my two recent articles for Forbes.com highlighting these recent developments. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

Are Northern California’s Blackouts An Image Of Our Energy Future?

Starting Wednesday, October 9, Californians in 34 counties had their power suspended by PG&E, which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in January in the face of huge potential liability over the 2018 fires. Is this a glimpse into the future for the rest of the country?

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Cyprus Launches Drones To Monitor Turkish Gas Drilling In Mediterranean

Last week, the nation of Cyprus deployed drones to monitor Turkish attempts to drill for natural gas in waters claimed by the divided nation. Turkey’s action added to the tension in a region already roiling from the migrant problem, the recent Turkish invasion of Syria, and the overall Middle East uncertainty. The implications for energy and aviation, as well as world security, could be enormous.

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Daniel Markind of Flaster Greenberg

Daniel Markind is a shareholder at Flaster Greenberg PC with over 35 years of experience as a real estate and corporate transactional attorney. He has represented individuals and companies in the energy industry for over 20 years. Dan is a frequent lecturer on Marcellus Shale and other mineral extraction issues and is regularly asked to speak at conferences, in the media and at other venues regarding energy issues and their legal and political implications.