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CARB Releases Final Proposed Amendments to Cap-and-Trade Regulations; Formal Comment Period Commences

by Reed Smith on

The California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) timeline toward amending California’s cap-and-trade regulations progressed with the release of its final proposed amendments and supporting documentation August 2, 2016. Formal...more

Sneak Peek: The Future of California’s Cap and Trade

Few government pronouncements are as highly guarded or anticipated as details of a California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) Cap and Trade amendment package. It may sound wonky, and Janet Yellen may disagree, but...more

What You Need to Know about the Proposed Revisions to Cap and Trade

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Late Tuesday, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) released draft amendments to the state’s cap and trade regulation, including revisions to the current program in place through 2020, an extension of the program through...more

A policy update, from California to China

by Dentons on

Dentons' Climate Change team addressed a wide range of topics during a seminar in our San Diego office, which was also broadcast and recorded as a webinar. Shanghai partner Nancy Sun examined China's coming cap-and-trade...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - May 2016 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Proceeds from cap-and-trade auction fall far short of targets - Los Angeles Times - May 25 - The latest auction in California’s cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases fell...more

Court of Appeal Turns a Careful Eye Toward Challenges to California’s Cap-and-Trade Auction System

by Reed Smith on

A California Court of Appeal signaled it is moving closer to making what could be a far-reaching decision in the consolidated cases of California Chamber of Commerce v. California Air Resources Board (Case No. C075930) and...more

FERC Staff Notice of Alleged Violations Accuses Columbia Gas of Failing to Publicly Post Notices of Auctions

On July 16, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a staff notice of alleged violations (“Notice”) stating that its Office of Enforcement has preliminarily determined, in a nonpublic investigation, that...more

Ontario to Adopt Cap-and-Trade System, Joining Quebec and California Carbon Market

The Ontario government has signed an agreement with Quebec to create a joint cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In its announcement, Ontario has indicated that it will impose a hard ceiling on the...more

Bright Days for Large Scale Solar Operators; Sunstroke for the Smaller Players: Latest News on CfDs

by Reed Smith on

National Grid has made its decisions as to eligibility for participation in the first Contracts for Difference auction but the auction process itself has been delayed as some applicants have asked Ofgem to review National...more

Outstanding Design Flaws in California’s Cap-and-Trade Program

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

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

ML Strategies Energy & Environment Update: Week of 9/29/2014

ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, more than 162 government representatives, including 126 heads of state and government, and leaders in the business and finance sectors convened...more

Carbon Matters - Autumn 2014 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

IN THIS ISSUE: - EU Emissions Trading System Update - New Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. Do You Need To Comply? - EU Bio Fuels Agreement Reached - Underground Drilling Access: Consultation And Fracking...more

Australia's Carbon Repeal – Unveiled

by K&L Gates LLP on

Draft legislation, published on 15 October 2013, sets out the Australian Government's plans to repeal the Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth) and associated legislation (Carbon Acts) with effect from 1 July 2014. The impact, if...more

Tentative Ruling Issued in California Cap and Trade Auction Lawsuit

by Stoel Rives LLP on

A tentative ruling was issued yesterday in the related cases California Chamber of Commerce v. California Air Resources Board (ARB) and Morning Star Packing Co. v. ARB, pending before the Sacramento County Superior Court. ...more

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

by Reed Smith on

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

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - April 25, 2013

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - ..Bills to create CEQA courts hinge on funding question: California lawmakers are considering legislation that would assign specialized judges to hear California Environmental...more

Challengers Double Down on Opposition to California’s Carbon Allowance Auctions

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

A second lawsuit has been filed challenging one of the centerpieces of California’s innovative cap-and-trade climate change regulatory program: the auction process implemented by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to...more

California Cap and Trade Auction #2 Results

Last week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) held its second Cap and Trade Allowance Auction (auction) of the program, and the first one since carbon obligations started accruing January 1 for compliance entities. ...more

Picking Up Steam? CARB Reports that California’s Second Carbon Auction Exceeds Price Expectations

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

California’s second auction of greenhouse gas (GHG) allowances exceeded expectations, with allowances clearing above both the reserve price and the price predicted by leading market analysts. All of the 12.9 million...more

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