Existing and new power plants face increasing complexity as EPA’s historic final rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions represents a major expansion of EPA’s regulatory authority.
In a rare presidential announcement of...more
On January 1, 2013, California embarked on a grand experiment with the launch of the world’s most complex cap-and-trade program. Under this program, companies operating in California, such as food processors, power producers...more
Today, the US Supreme Court denied certiorari regarding the constitutionality of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Corey. ...more
We analyze EPA’s novel proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants as it will shape its regulation of other industry sectors.
On June 2, 2014, EPA released its long-anticipated proposal to...more
Decision in EME Homer City upholds CSAPR, but additional legal challenges and EPA revisions may still significantly alter CSAPR and delay its implementation.
On Tuesday, April 29, the United States Supreme Court...more
The Air Resources Board proposes to merge court-mandated re-adoption of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard with other significant program changes.
The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) continues to generate uncertainty due to...more
“In the US, there are two regulatory programs that require blenders and refiners to mix a certain percentage of biofuels into their traditional supply of crude oil,” said Brisson. “We’ve seen a number of issues in 2013 with...more
Several aspects of the Agency’s proposal raise issues for industry to address in comments and explore in the rulemaking process.
Background and Summary -
On November 29, 2013, the US Environmental Protection...more
On November 12, 2013, a California trial court decided that the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has the power to auction emission allowances and that such auctions do not constitute an illegal ...more
The decision, which will almost certainly be appealed, allows the Air Resources Board tocontinue to auction emission allowances.
On November 12, 2013, a California trial court decided that the California Air Resources...more