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President Barack Obama announced on August 24, 2015, additional steps taken to increase the adoption of renewable energy.
Among other things, the set of executive actions announced on Monday include making $1 billion in...more
A recent report casts doubt on whether proposed federal legislation would actually accelerate decisions on the siting of cross-border energy infrastructure.
Cross-border pipelines and electric transmission lines play an...more
Rising congressional support signals real promise that the ban on U.S. crude oil exports could be repealed within the next six months. The U.S. now exports more than 550 thousand barrels per day (kbd) of crude oil and another...more
On August 14, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) indicated that it would approve a number of export license applications permitting parties in the United States to swap crude oil...more
Almost everyone has an opinion about big topics in litigation like marriage equality and Obamacare, but almost no one has an opinion about the Clean Power Plan. The CPP is one of the most far-reaching regulatory initiatives...more
Environmental and Policy Focus - 15 states sue to block enforcement of Obama administration climate change rules: Bloomberg - Aug 13:
Fifteen states led by coal-rich West Virginia – but not including California - asked...more
Certain US sanctions on Iran may be lifted mid to late 2016 or even later.
On August 13, Switzerland became the first country to formally lift certain sanctions on Iran, following the announcement of the Iran nuclear...more
On August 3, 2015, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new set of final regulations aimed at reducing carbon output from power plants. The sweeping new Clean Power Plan (CPP) sets limits...more
As European business gears up for a post-sanctions environment and the strengthening of relationships in an economically significant emerging market, many clients continue to face mixed messages with regards to what they can...more
Pathway to Passage for Tax Extenders -
On July 21, the Senate Finance Committee approved by a vote of 23 to 3 a bipartisan tax bill to renew for two years more than 50 expiring and expired tax provisions known as "tax...more
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) added the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye Field, a Russian oil and gas field, to the Entity List on August 7, 2015. The action effectively prohibits all persons from...more
Authorization of the federal pipeline safety programs will expire on September 30th of this year. With this looming deadline, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is scrambling to finish the 42...more
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President Obama reveals Clean Power Plan. Calling it the "single most...more
President Obama unveiled on August 3 what has been billed as the Administration’s biggest initiative yet to regulate carbon emissions. Although the final regulations that form the Clean Power Plan are ostensibly aimed at...more
Energy and Climate Debate -
Energy and climate issues have had a big week, with President Obama unveiling the final Clean Power Plan. Congress is now in recess until after the Labor Day holiday, but energy and...more
One week after the Massachusetts legislature departed for its summer recess, Governor Charlie Baker released net metering legislation to rival the Massachusetts Senate’s recent bill on August 7, 2015....more
On August 3, 2015, President Barack Obama and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued their final Clean Power Plan rule, which imposes requirements on states and tribes to reduce carbon dioxide...more
On August 3, 2015, President Obama unveiled highly anticipated final Clean Air Act (CAA) rules to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new and existing power plants. Taken together, EPA’s rules represent the most...more
After a busy final few weeks of activity, the Massachusetts Legislature departed for its summer recess with a new budget and progress on several priority policy issues. In addition to overriding $97 million in Governor...more
The European Council has adopted two technical amendments to the EU’s sanctions on Iran. While related to the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed with Iran on 14 July, their effect is...more
Citing “immediate risks” to national security, public health, and the economy, the Obama Administration adopted ambitious regulations and policies to implement its Clean Power Plan, establishing the first ever national...more
Energy and Climate Debate -
Energy and climate issues have had a big week, with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approving its bipartisan broad energy package and President Obama unveiling the final...more
On Monday August 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a final Clean Power Plan that it claims will cut carbon emissions from existing electric power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by the year...more
On July 31, 2015, the European Union (EU) adopted the first measures to prepare for the implementing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran by allowing EU Member States to authorise certain activities...more
After almost two years of negotiations, the P5+1 and Iran reach a final comprehensive agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program, which will likely result in the gradual lifting of international and US sanctions by early next...more
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