1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Malaysia?
At the current rate of production, Malaysia’s oil and gas reserves are expected to last until 2025 and 2042 respectively, if...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Korea?
On 15 August 2008, President Lee Myung-Bak declared “Low-Carbon, Green Growth” as the new 60-year national vision for Korea,...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Indonesia?
Energy is a critical factor needed for the development of economic activity and national defense.
- Ensuring domestic...more
Renewable Energy Focus - San Francisco announces 0-50-100 plan to fight climate change: SustainableBusiness.com - Feb 14 -
San Francisco says it is closing in on the goals of its 2004 Climate Action Plan, and the city...more
In the February edition of Energy & Clean Technology Connections, we bring you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. For links to industry grant...more
Today, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus (D-MT), released his proposal for energy tax incentives as part of overall tax reform. The proposal is thoughtful and merits serious consideration by the...more
When the President outlined his Climate Action Plan on June 25, he stressed the importance of federal leadership on emissions reduction efforts. A little over five months later, he signed a presidential memorandum directing...more
The International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Outlook Report 2013 (the “Report”), which was published last week, projects that global energy demand is likely to increase by one third by 2035 with low carbon energy...more
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Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; and...more
Renewable Energy Focus: Feds move to choose vendors based on environmental performance -- SustainableBusiness.com - Oct 29:
The U.S. General Services Administration, the government's purchasing arm, is proposing a new...more
Environmental and Policy Focus -- Greenhouse Gas Dispute Dismissed Over Lack of Standing to Sue - CourtHouse News - Oct 17:
Environmental groups lack standing to challenge the Washington state Ecology Department's...more
Renewable Energy Focus -- California must add 1.3 gigawatts of power storage by 2020 - Bloomberg Renewable Energy News - Oct 18:
California regulators today voted unanimously to require the state’s utilities to...more
This September, China and California took a major step in a process that is slow-moving, but immensely important to the future and effectiveness of international climate change measures. On September 13, 2013, California...more
Climate change was the Obama Administration’s message of the week. Leading the news was the Environmental Protection Agency’s New Source Performance Standards announcement. In his Climate Action Plan, President Obama called...more
Two years ago, when I participated in a D.C. fly-in with a renewable energy group, we were instructed not to use the words “climate change.” Instead, we were told to focus on “growing the clean energy economy.” The push to...more
On June 25, 2013, President Obama released his Climate Action Plan (the Plan) detailing the current administration's comprehensive strategy to address climate change....more
On June 25, 2013 President Obama released his Climate Action Plan. He identified three overarching goals – (1) Cut domestic carbon emissions, (2) Support climate adaptation efforts, and (3) Demonstrate international climate...more
President Obama published a formal Climate Action Plan last month, announcing the plan in a speech delivered at Georgetown University. The plan organizes the President’s executive actions under three pillars...more
It seems hard to believe now, but only a few years ago it looked like we might get federal cap-and-trade legislation to address greenhouse gas emissions. Almost exactly four years ago the House of Representatives passed the...more
The Patton Boggs Climate Change, Energy and Resources practices, in conjunction with a number of international consultancies, can help companies take advantage of the opportunities the international component of the...more
On Tuesday, June 25, President Barack Obama presented his Administration’s 21- page Action Plan on climate change. The Plan synergizes with both the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the Qatar National Development Strategy 2011...more
On Tuesday, June 25, President Barack Obama presented his Administration’s 21- page Action Plan on climate change.
The President committed the United States to cutting greenhouse gases to the range of 17 percent...more
On Wednesday, the European Parliament approved a proposal to delay the issue of 900 million emissions allowances (each representing the right to emit one metric ton of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas equivalent, or CO2e)....more
On June 25, 2013, President Obama announced a comprehensive climate plan that White House officials say will enable the United States to meet its goal of reducing U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 17 percent below 2005...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; and...more
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