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A Constitutional Challenge To EPAís "Clean Power Plan"
Published October 28, 2014, the article discusses constitutional issues with EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan.
United States
4 Nov 2014
China Orders Firms To Begin Reporting Carbon Emissions
The NDRC will require all companies that emitted more than 13,000 tons of CO2 in 2010 to report their future annual emissions of all 6 major greenhouse gases.
United States
24 Mar 2014
Shareholders Increase Corporate Demands On Climate Risks
Activist investors will put forward a record 142 shareholder resolutions during the upcoming proxy season.
United States
14 Mar 2014
EPA Determines Energy Policy Act Of 2005 Does Not Inhibit New Coal Plant CCS Mandate
We found out yesterday that EPA is seeking comment on whether or not the Energy policy Act of 2005 bars or just inhibits its ability to deem partial CCS adequately demonstrated for purposes of Section 111(b) of the Clean Air Act.
United States
14 Feb 2014
Former SEC Commissioner And Carbon Tracker Initiative Submit FASB Request On Climate Risk
A lot has been reported and discussed over the past few years on the concept of "unburnable carbon" and the digestion by capital markets of the inherent financial risks associated with climate change.
United States
22 Jan 2014
EPA (Finally) Publishes Proposed Rule For Carbon Pollution Standards For New Fossil-Fuel Power Plants In Federal Register: 60 Day Comment Period For Public Comment
The EPA proposed rule to set GHG emission performance standards for fossil-fuel powered electric generating units, was published in the Federal Register yesterday after almost three months since EPA first issued it.
United States
10 Jan 2014
The Energy Policy Act Of 2005: A New Headache For Presidentís Climate Action Plan? Depends On The Meaning Of "Solely"
On November 15th the Republican leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, raising a number of political questions regarding the ability of EPA to finalize Carbon Pollution Standards for new fossil fuel plant plants.
United States
23 Nov 2013
Western States And British Columbia Agree To Non-Binding Climate And Clean Energy Action Plan
On Monday, October 28, 2013, the governors of California, Oregon, and Washington and the premier of British Columbia signed a non-binding agreement in which the sub-national governments agreed to common steps to combat climate change and increase the development of clean energy and transportation.
United States
11 Nov 2013
An American Regulatorís Reflections On Energy Security And The Promise For Romania
If American energy security policy has a lesson for Romania, itís that sometimes you can wind up on the right road by luck.
United States
11 Nov 2013
Still Up In The Air
On 16 October 2013, the European Commission brought out a proposal which would extend the European Union greenhouse gas Emissions Trading System to cover GHG emissions from the aviation sector occurring or associated with flights in European regional airspace.
United States
7 Nov 2013
U.S. Treasury Announces Plan To Eliminate Funding For Overseas Coal Plants
Taking a step President Obama promised in his Climate Action Plan unveiled last June, the U.S. Treasury Department issued guidance yesterday that will eliminate U.S. funding to multilateral development banks (MDBs) for new coal-fired power plants overseas, except for projects (i) where carbon capture and sequestration technology is employed or (ii) sited in certain least- developed countries using high-efficiency coal combustion technologies.
United States
6 Nov 2013
President Obama Throws Down The Gauntlet On Federal Climate Change Action
President Obama has recently publicly reengaged the climate change debate in a speech announcing a series of big and small executive branch actions comprising his administrationís new "Climate Action Plan".
United States
8 Jul 2013
Environment 2013: Climate Issues
Despite uncertainty over what additional action the United States might take regarding climate change, many businesses, financial institutions, U.S. states and other countries are moving forward to address climate issues in various ways.
14 Feb 2013
Environment 2012: Air Emission And Climate Change Issues
This year continues the confusing flow of administrative, judicial and legislative actions aimed at developing, changing or halting efforts to regulate air emissions, including the emission of greenhouse gases.
United States
9 Feb 2012
International Climate Negotiations Make Significant Progress - Maybe
The layered deal struck by the international climate negotiations closing this past weekend in Durban, South Africa, is encouraging.
United States
5 Jan 2012
Butler v. Powers: Pennsylvania Superior Court Opens The Door To Revisit The "Dunham Rule" For Marcellus Shale
On September 7, 2011, Pennsylvania's Superior Court issued an opinion in Butler v. Powers, No. 1795 MDA 2010.
United States
22 Sep 2011
Judgment Day For Climate Change Litigation: The U.S. Supreme Court Reverses In "AEP v. Connecticut"
On June 20, 2011, the U.S Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of "American Electric Power Inc. v. State of Connecticut", No. 10-174.
United States
3 Aug 2011
GHG Reporting Deadline Extended Indefinitely
In a surprising action, EPA announced today that it was extending the March 31 deadline for sources to submit their initial report of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2010 until some undetermined date later this year.
United States
2 Mar 2011
High-Stakes Roller Coaster Ride Continues - Court Holds EPA to One Month to Finalize Boiler MACT
In a move that surprised many observers, on Jan. 20, 2011, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Sierra Club v. Lisa Jackson, No. 01-1537 (Jan. 21, 2011), denied EPA's Dec. 7, 2010, motion for a 15-month extension to finalize controversial "Boiler MACT" regulations for commercial/ industrial and institutional facilities.
United States
25 Jan 2011
Carbon Management Bulletin
Last week, the international climate negotiations concluded in Cancun, Mexico. The 16th Conference of the Conference of the Parties (COP-16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) resulted in a series of non-binding agreements that are being viewed as incremental progress on a number of fronts.
United States
22 Dec 2010
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