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California Takes the Bronze: Implications and Impacts of California’s SB 350

On October 7, Gov. Brown signed into law the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (“SB 350”) 2015. This comes as no surprise, because when the state legislature passed SB 350 on September 11, 2015, Gov. Brown said...more

10/9/2015 - California Energy Commission Cap-and-Trade Carbon Emissions Clean Energy Climate Change CPUC Electric Generation Suppliers Energy Efficiency Energy Sector Global Warming Solutions Act Governor Brown Greenhouse Gas Emissions New Legislation Renewable Energy Renewable Portfolio Standards Solar Energy Transmission Grid

What to expect when you’re not expecting: Anticipating the outcome of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference

The 21st Conference of the Parties (“COP”) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”) meets in Paris at the end of this year to seek to achieve the vaulted ambition set by the Durban Platform of...more

10/2/2015 - China Clean Power Plan Climate Change Emissions Trading System EU Financing G7 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) Investors Kyoto Protocol Obama Administration OECD Paris Convention Private Sector UNFCCC United Nations

California ‘Under 2 MOU’ Demonstrates Ambition and Bottom Up Support for GHG Reductions in the Lead Up to COP 21

On May 19, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on Subnational Global Climate Leadership (the “MOU”) with eleven other leaders from jurisdictions in North America, South America and...more

5/26/2015 - Global Warming Greenhouse Gas Emissions Jerry Brown Memorandum of Understanding

What does the agreement between the United States and China to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions mean to 'Joe Industry'?

All media outlets are discussing a groundbreaking agreement between the United States and China to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Under the agreement, the United States promised to cut net greenhouse gas...more

11/17/2014 - China Clean Power Plan Greenhouse Gas Emissions Manufacturers

Does the Supreme Court’s Opinion in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. (June 23, 2014)...

Background – The Tailoring Rule: On May 13, 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a final rule requiring new or modified stationary sources of Greenhouse Gas (“GHG”) emissions located...more

6/30/2014 - BACT Clean Air Act Climate Change Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permits Power Plants SCOTUS Title V Utilities Sector Utility Air Regulatory Group v EPA

Is RGGI in Pennsylvania’s Future?

Cap and trade may play a major role in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil-fueled electric generating facilities. On June 2, 2014, EPA issued a...more

6/11/2014 - Cap-and-Trade Carbon Emissions EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants RGGI

The President’s Climate Action Plan and California’s Carbon Market

In June, President Obama unveiled his Climate Action Plan (the Plan). As we reported in a previous Client Alert, President Obama emphasized three overarching goals: reduce domestic carbon dioxide emissions by 17 percent...more

8/23/2013 - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Carbon Emissions Climate Action Plan Energy Policy Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Conventional and Unconventional Operators: Know your Rights re GHG Reporting

Summary: If you are a conventional or unconventional oil and gas operator in Pennsylvania, you have likely received a recent letter from DEP requiring, for the first time, reporting of your greenhouse gas (GHG)...more

1/28/2013 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Oil & Gas

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