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Russian Legislation Update

In This Issue: - Foreign Investments: Mass Media - Project Finance - Environment - Electric Power - Banking - National Payment System - Securities: New Issue Standards - Excerpt from Electric...more

Four Sustainability Reporting Highlights of 2013

2013 should be remembered as a transformative year for sustainability. Significant developments emerged not just from sustainability reports, but from non-profits and regulators concerned with stakeholder interests and...more

Materiality Momentum

In April, a number of interesting developments occurred that contribute to the momentum on the topic of materiality in sustainability reporting. The common theme is a focus on better defining material environmental, social...more

EU votes in favour of temporarily withholding the sale of 900 million EU allowances from the EU carbon scheme

On July 3, 2013 the members of the European Parliament voted 344-311 in favour of a one-off intervention in the market to withhold the sale of 900 million EU allowances over the next few years (with the intent to return them...more

Energy Newsletter - July 2013

In This Issue: - The President's Climate Action Plan - Mixed Messages for the Energy Sector - As Coal Exports Hit Record Highs, Interior Inspector General Questions Lease Valuations - U.S. Supreme Court Agrees...more

The making of Emissions Trading laws – understanding the EU legislative process

Introduction - Unlike most traded commodity markets, the market for trading carbon credits or emissions allowances in the EU is not one based on its utility, usage or consumption. A carbon credit is not used in...more

AB 32 and GHG Market and Auction Basics

On August 30, 2012, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and about 150 market participants held a test auction for the purchase and sale of California carbon allowances (CCAs). The California state legislature passed...more

Outlook for Institutional Investors in Renewables

This article originally appeared in the September 3, 2012 edition of Power Finance & Risk. Participation in renewable energy projects by institutional investors has been increasing over the last few years, particularly...more

Rescued Down Under: The Linking of the EU ETS with the Australian CPM

Amid the recent frustrations of the carbon markets, on the 28th August 2012 arrived the exciting announcement of the intention of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (the “EU ETS”) to link with the Australian Carbon Price...more

The notion of energy security in the European Union

In the case of the European Union there is a special notion of energy security, which comprises a number of elements. Energy security is frequently represented as part of energy policy, but we often deal with an overlap of...more

High Court of England and Wales Rules Emissions Allowances to be Treated as Property

Following a decision of the High Court of England and Wales in Armstrong DLW GmbH v Winnington Network Ltd [2012] EWHC 10 (Ch) the legal status of European Union Allowances (EUAs) traded under the EU Emissions Trading...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

Israel Practice News, Fall 2007

Israel Practice News, Fall 2007 Morrison & Foerster continues to lead international law firms in representing Israeli companies in mergers & acquisitions, public offerings, intellectual property protection, litigation,...more

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