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Renewable Energy Update - January 2018 #3

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Focus - 2018 could see wave of West Coast climate pollution pricing - Reuters - Jan 17 If elected officials get their way, the entire West Coast of North America could be putting a price on pollution by the end of this...more

Energy Newsletter - January 2018

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Gas Market Reform in Asia: an Update on the Implementation of Third Party Access to LNG Import Terminals - The rise of natural gas and LNG in Asia continues apace, fuelled by a convergence of plentiful global LNG supply,...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 2018 #2

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Focus - FERC rejects Perry's plan to boost coal - Politico - Jan 8 Federal energy regulators on Monday rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to prop up struggling coal and nuclear power plants, a major defeat...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - January 2018 #2

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Focus - Brown administration working to scale down $17 billion Delta tunnels project - The Mercury News - Jan 12 Faced with a shortage of money and political support after seven years of work, Governor Jerry Brown’s...more

Sustainable Development Update - January 2018 #2

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Sustainable Development Focus - New legislation proposes more housing near California transit stations - Los Angeles Times - Jan 4 A dramatic increase in new housing near transit stations could be on its way across...more

China Promotes A Green Petrochemical Industry

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The two premier Chinese central government agencies, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”), issued a directive on December 25, 2017, the...more

Civil Society Organizations Release New Guidance on How National Action Plan Should Address Human Rights Issues in the Extractive...

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At a time when the extractive industry is facing additional scrutiny from NGOs and civil society organizations for its human rights practices, and States are beginning to take concrete steps to improve their laws governing...more

FERC Rejects Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing — For Now!

On January 8, 2018, FERC terminated the docket it opened in response to DOE Secretary Perry’s September proposal to compensate generators who maintain a 90-day fuel supply on-site. The intent of the proposal was to...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - January 2018

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Focus - Trump administration moves to expand oil and gas drilling off U.S. coasts - Los Angeles Times - Jan 4 The Trump administration, inviting a political backlash from coastal state leaders, on Thursday proposed to...more

December 2017: Energy Litigation Update

Recent Federal Decisions on the Constitutionality of State Power-Plant Subsidies. Given an absence of a federal scheme to subsidize power plants that may provide certain benefits (like low carbon emissions) that are not fully...more

Sustainable Development Update - January 2018

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Sustainable Development Focus - Trump administration reverses course on PACE financing - Greentech Media - Dec 27 In December, federal housing officials erected a new hurdle for residential property-assessed clean...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 2018

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Focus - How corporations ‘bypassed politics’ to lead on clean energy in 2017 - Greentech Media - Dec 29 As of December 12, when heads of state joined to commemorate the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement, 327...more

DOE Awards $1.5 Million Grant For Algae Biofuel Production

On December 14, 2017, General Automation Lab Technologies (GALT) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a three year $3.5 million grant to improve the growth...more

PA PUC Requests Input on Proposal Regarding Fully Projected Future Test Years in Rate Cases

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The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) currently has a detailed regulation, 52 Pa. Code § 53.53, describing the information that must be submitted to the Commission to support a proposed general rate...more

Energy & Sustainability Connections Newsletter - December 2017

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A Note from the Editors - This month’s edition of Energy & Sustainability Connections brings the latest developments in energy investing, legal insights, company activity, and industry events straight to your inbox....more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2017 #5

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Focus - U.S. EPA officials are leaving in droves - The New York Times - Dec 22 More than 700 employees have left the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since President Trump took office, a wave of departures...more

Renewable Energy Update - December 2017 #3

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Focus - UC researchers identify nontraditional sites for future solar farms - UC Riverside - Dec 19 There’s a tradeoff when sprawling solar farms pop up on agricultural land: farmland disappears, perhaps forever, in...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2017 #4

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Focus - Trump administration halts study of offshore oil inspections - ABC News - Dec 21 The Trump administration has halted an independent scientific study of offshore oil inspections by the Bureau of Safety and...more

Sustainable Development Update - December 2017 #3

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Sustainable Development Focus - $1 billion program will bring rooftop solar to California renters - San Jose Mercury News - Dec 16 Over the next decade, roughly 150,000 low-income renters in California will see their...more

EPA Publishes Final 2018 RFS Requirements

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On December 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019 final rule. ...more

DOE Announces $100 Million In Funding For Transformative Energy Projects

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On December 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of up to $100 million in funding to support innovators through early-stage research and development (R&D) projects focused on technologies...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2017 #3

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Focus - Trump to open the door for oil drilling off U.S.’s East Coast - Bloomberg - Dec 11 The Trump administration is preparing to unveil an expansive offshore oil plan that would open the door to selling new drilling...more

Sustainable Development Update - December 2017 #2

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Sustainable Development Focus - ‘Microtransit’ helps cities expand transportation services - Governing - Dec 11 For several years, private companies have tried to fill the last-mile gap in public transit systems by...more

Renewable Energy Update - December 2017 #2

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Focus - U.S. tax bill to preserve key renewable energy credits, sources say - Reuters - Dec 14 The final version of comprehensive tax legislation being negotiated by House and Senate lawmakers will preserve key...more

Energy Newsletter - December 2017

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Environmental Citizen Suits—A Growing Trend Under the Trump Administration - In his first year in office, President Trump has begun to deliver on his campaign promise of rolling back environmental regulations—from the...more

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