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California Auctions Initial Greenhouse Gas Allowances under AB 32 Cap and Trade Program

On November 14, 2012, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) held the first auction for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission allowances under the state's pioneering cap and trade program. More than 70 entities participated in the...more

First Cap & Trade Auction Results

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the results from the first California CO2 emissions allowance auction held last week. CARB’s initial assessment is that the auction was a success. It went off without any...more

Sold! High Volume, Low Prices Mark California’s First Carbon Allowance Auction

California’s first carbon allowance auction on November 14, 2012 featured plenty of demand but a lower-than-expected closing price, based on results released on Monday by the California Air Resources Board (CARB)....more

“It’s A Poor Dog That Is Not Worth The Whistling.”

I expect that a decade ago, whistleblower issues were considered primarily to be the province of employment law attorneys. Then there was Sherron Watkins, Enron and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Suddenly, issues involving...more

UK Quoted Companies to be Required to Report Greenhouse Gas Levels

The UK Government has announced that it intends to introduce regulations taking effect from April 2013 requiring all companies quoted on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange to report details of their levels of...more

Washington Energy Update - June/July 2012

In This Issue: - Recent Dos and Don’ts for Updated Market Power Study Filings - FERC Seeks Comment on Potentially Sweeping Changes to Its Open Access and Priority Rights Policies Relating to Interconnection...more

Recently Proposed Legislation Adopts IPO Task Force Recommendations

On December 1, 2011, Senators Charles Schumer and Pat Toomey introduced a bill designed to improve emerging-growth companies' access to public capital markets. The bill, known as the "Reopening American Capital Markets to...more

ESMA Releases Consultation Paper on High Frequency Trading

The consultation paper (entitled Consultation on the Guidelines on systems and controls in a highly automated trading environment for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities) sets out ESMA’s proposals...more

You Know It’s A Really Tough Regulatory Environment When . . .

In this letter sent last June, the writer commiserated: ” . . . the financial markets are more volatile and challenging than ever before. Couple all of that with that the burden of new rules and regulations, and it is...more

Amid Derivatives Reform, Federal Regulators Contemplate Future Regulation of Carbon Markets

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a Notice and Request for Comment on a study regarding the oversight of existing and prospective carbon markets. Although carbon markets are currently far removed...more

Emissions Trading: Bulgaria gets the Boot!

Greenhouse gas emissions trading ("Emissions Trading") has been in the news frequently over the past few months and the developing market continues to face numerous regulatory and commercial challenges during 2010. The way in...more

RegLINC - May 2010

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: *Proposed 2011 budget eliminates fossil fuel tax incentives - 2 *PHMSA final rule — HazMat security regulation - 2 *Oil spill prevention, control, and countermeasure - 3 *Federal Motor Carrier Safety...more

Challenges in Implementing the SEC’s New Interpretive Guidance on Climate Change

At no point in this nation’s history has climate change been a more hotly and publicly debated topic than it is today. Although it may be said that most Americans accept the scientific evidence that climate change poses a...more

SEC Interpretive Release On Climate Change Disclosure

On February 2, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") issued an interpretive release (the "Release"), previously approved by a 3-2 vote on January 27, 2010, to provide guidance to public companies as to how...more

Securities & Exchange Commission Issues Climate Change Disclosure Guidance

Article on document from the SEC providing guidance to public companies on what climate-change related matters must be disclosed to the public under SEC's existing disclosure requirements. This article was written by Dave...more

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