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The New Administration’s Efforts to Deconstruct the Obama Climate Initiatives

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President Trump is spearheading a government-wide roll back of Obama Era climate initiatives. The president and his EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, have delivered a one-two punch. They both have denied the impact of human...more

No Accord: Summarizing the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

by Jones Day on

On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced that the "United States will cease all implementation" of the Paris Climate Accord. This Commentary provides a short summary of the impacts of President Trump's announcement....more

A Closer Look at President Trump's Executive Order on Energy Independence

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President Donald Trump's Executive Order (EO) entitled "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth" is a broad directive accomplishing a number of the Trump Administration's energy-related priorities....more

Executive Order Seeks Sweeping Reversal of Climate Change Policies to Favor U.S. Energy Production

by Perkins Coie on

President Donald Trump recently signed Executive Order 13783, an omnibus executive order aimed at reducing burdens on further development of domestic energy resources, with “particular attention” to oil, natural gas, coal and...more

Energy in Transition: Trump Announces Additional Cabinet Nominees

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President-Elect Donald Trump announced this week three new cabinet nominees who will certainly influence U.S. energy policy at home and abroad. This alert is intended to update clients on the President-Elect's nominees and...more

Forecast for Energy and Environment Regulations

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President-Elect Donald Trump has promised to bring back jobs in the coal industry and reduce regulations that could inhibit economic growth. His transition team has already begun arriving at federal agencies to review the...more

Policy Predictions: How will Trump's 100-Day Plan Affect U.S. Energy Industry?

by LeClairRyan on

The American landscape is littered with failed prognostications about what new Presidential administrations would or would not ? and could or could not ? accomplish. Every new President faces the challenge of transforming...more

Trump Administration Expected to Change Emphasis on Energy Sources and Seek to Reverse or Limit Many Environmental and Climate...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Presidential elections matter. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to drastically change the federal government’s role and policies in relation to energy, the environment, and climate change. Reducing regulation...more

What a Surprise! Increased Renewal Energy Decreases GHG Emissions.

On October 12, 2016, the Energy Information Administration reported that “Energy-related CO2 emissions for first six months of 2016 are lowest since 1991.” The EIA gave three reasons for the drop in CO2 emissions. ...more

Some Real Numbers About Transitioning a Coal Plant to a Solar Farm

Power density was on display yesterday in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Virtually anyway. There was a groundbreaking for a 5.8 MW solar farm. This is wonderful news. The old, inefficient, environmentally challenged, coal-fired...more

PF Newsletter: The Global Oil Economy

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

With a sustained fall in crude oil prices since June 2014 — around US$40 per barrel at the time of writing (and as low as US$27 early in 2016) — our conventional understanding of the global oil economy continues to be...more

Stanford declines to divest fossil fuels

by PretiFlaherty on

Should university endowments be invested in fossil fuel companies? Or should they divest such holdings? Universities across the U.S. are considering these questions....more

Regional Perspectives on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

by King & Spalding on

On 12 December 2015, nearly 200 countries at the 21st annual meeting (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Convention or UNFCCC) reached an agreement that many have described as a historic...more

Energy & Environment Update - November 2015 #3

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

Energy and Climate Debate - With the November 20 deadline looming, Congress will focus much of this week on the surface transportation bill as House and Senate conferees try to quickly negotiate differences on H.R. 22...more

Energy & Environment Update - December 2014 #2

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Commerce - Department of Energy - Department of Justice - Environmental Protection...more

Energy And Environment Update -- August 12, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; International;...more

Energy Newsletter - July 2013

by King & Spalding on

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

President’s Climate Plan - Real policy change or another political dogfight in Washington

by K&L Gates LLP on

On June 25, President Obama announced an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and address climate change making good on a promise he made six months ago in his State of the Union Address when he said: “If...more

Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Newsletter - March 2013

by Varnum LLP on

In This Issue: - Highlights of MPSC Annual Report - Good Neighbor Fund Payments Made - Coal Plants Sued for Pollution Exceedances - Pure Michigan Solar Panel - New Grant for Efforts to Remove Barriers to...more

Energy And Environment Update -- April 1, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Interior Department; Department of Homeland Security; Department of State; Department of Treasury; Government...more

Energy And Environment Update -- March 25, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Interior Department; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;...more

Energy And Environment Update -- February 10, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Labor; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; General Services...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - February 7, 2013

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - Solar development absorbing California farmland; Vast oil reserve may now be within reach, and battle heats up; Arizona sues U.S. EPA over coal power plant emissions;...more

Energy And Environment Update -- February 3, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; National Air and Space Administration; Personnel;...more

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