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Transitioning from fossil fuels requires something to transition to.

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On the same day that Maine's highest court was pondering whether 25 percent of Maine's registered voters will successfully prevent hydropower from Canada from reaching New England, E&E published this prediction of...more

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California AG Investigates Fossil Fuel, Petrochemical Industries for Plastics Pollution

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California AG Rob Bonta has launched an investigation into the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries for their alleged role in creating a worldwide plastics pollution crisis. ...more

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State Bank Regulations Become New Front in the Fossil Fuel Wars

West Virginia recently became the second state to enact financial regulations designed to ward off efforts to deny fossil fuel companies access to banking services – but it looks like it may not be the last. On March 30,...more

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Biden Administration Reopens Federal Lands for Oil and Gas Leasing Under Reformed Program

The Biden administration will resume federal oil and gas leasing in June with a large reduction in acres available for drilling and a historic royalty rate increase. On April 18, 2022, the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”)...more

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E15 Motor Fuel: Biden Administration Announces Year-Round Sales

The Biden Administration announced on April 12th Executive action to permit year-round sales of E15 motor fuel. The Administration’s decision is described as attempting to: ...more

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Losses Continue to Mount For ExxonMobil in its Fight to Prevent State Attorney General Climate Investigations

On March 15, 2020, the Second Circuit rejected an appeal brought by ExxonMobil attempting to block investigations by the New York and Massachusetts Attorneys General into historical claims made by Exxon regarding climate...more

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Energy Transition and Investor-State Disputes

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Past and current investor-state disputes relating to the energy transition may provide valuable lessons for what lies ahead. The global energy sector is transitioning from fossil fuels to increased use of renewable energy....more

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Challenging Policy on Climate Change Grounds

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Divisional Court split on challenge against UK Export Finance’s decision to provide finance to the Mozambique LNG Project - In R (on the application of Friends of the Earth Limited) (the “Claimant”) v The Secretary of...more

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E15 Motor Fuel/Request for Year-Round Sales: March 9th Letter from Various U.S. Senators to President Biden

Sixteen United States Senators submitted a March 9th letter to President Biden asking that he use available administrative authority to permit the year-round sales of E15 motor fuel....more

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New EU sanctions target Russian energy investments and supplies, imports of Russian steel, exports of luxury goods, and dealings...

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On 15 March 2022, the EU expanded its asset freeze list, adding fifteen individuals and nine entities. It prohibits investments into the Russian energy sector, while carving out activities necessary for essential supplies to...more

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AIG Integrates Climate Into Its Investment and Underwriting Decisions: It’s Progress, But Is It Enough?

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Last week, AIG significantly restricted its underwriting of and investment in fossil fuel projects. Specifically, it announced the following actions: With immediate effect, committed to no longer invest in or provide...more

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Shareholder Lawsuit Filed Against Shell Board of Directors in the UK Concerning Failure to Prepare for Climate Change

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ClientEarth, an environmental law organization, has filed a shareholder derivative lawsuit in the United Kingdom against Shell's board of directors for an alleged failure to adequately prepare Shell for the impact of climate...more

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Raskin Nomination for Federal Reserve Torpedoed by Conservative Objections to Potential Climate Regulations

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Yesterday, Sarah Bloom Raskin, who had previously served as a Federal Reserve governor and deputy Treasury secretary during the Obama administration, withdrew her nomination to be the Federal Reserve's vice chair of...more

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Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Decision Below in Favor of Insurers, Holds “Relatedness” is Determined By Policy Language and Not...

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In a win for Wiley Rein’s client, the Delaware Supreme Court has affirmed the trial court’s decision that a securities class action and an opt-out case constitute related Claims, such that the opt-out case is excluded from...more

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The End Of Energy Innocence

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When Vladimir Putin sent his troops into Ukraine to go conquer that democracy, all of the abstract concepts about energy ended. While not quite a Pearl Harbor moment in terms of instantaneous ideological shift, Putin's...more

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Science Based Targets Initiative Rethinking Approach to Fossil Fuels, Removing from List of “Companies Taking Action” While...

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On March 8, 2022, the Science Based Targets initiative (“SBTi”) announced that it would “no longer accept commitments or validate targets from fossil fuel companies” until it completes development of sector-specific criteria...more

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AIG Integrates Climate Into Its Investment and Underwriting Decisions: It's Progress, But Is It Enough?

Last week, AIG significantly restricted its underwriting of and investment in fossil fuel projects. Specifically, it announced the following actions: With immediate effect, committed to no longer invest in or provide...more

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Red States Move to Penalize Companies That Consider Climate Change When Making Investments

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A number of conservative-leaning states, particularly those with a significant fossil fuel industry (e.g., Texas, West Virginia), have begun implementing polices and enacting laws that penalize companies which "pull away from...more

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Maryland Senate Proposes Bill To Foreclose New Fossil Fuel Hookups Starting In 2023

The Maryland State Senate introduced a bill that will prohibit all new buildings from using natural gas or heating oil beginning in 2023, as well as place other restrictions on replacing heating systems in older buildings. If...more

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Government Agencies Ramp Up Efforts to Revise Energy Efficiency Standards

State and federal governments have shifted into high gear to establish new energy efficiency standards for a wide array of appliances, and manufacturers and consumers would be wise to stay abreast of government efforts to...more

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Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Scoping Plan

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New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) was enacted in 2019 to eliminate 100% of climate pollution caused by humans in New York State. The CLCPA set a target of 85% reduction in greenhouse gas...more

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Promissory Notes - Banking & Finance Insights, Volume 2, Issue 1

5 Banking Trends to Watch in 2022 - "Some of the narratives Banking Dive sees taking shape for 2022 — crypto, for example — are carryovers from last year, reaching a logical conclusion or forward motion. Others, such as...more

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Post COP26: Developing and Funding Energy Transition Projects

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With an attendance of more than 190 world leaders, the long-awaited twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties (COP26) concluded with agreement on the Glasglow Climate Pact and the Paris Rulebook. Amid mixed views of whether...more

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New York City Bans Gas Hookups in New Buildings; is the State Next?

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On December 15, 2021, the New York City Council (“Council”) passed Int. 2317-2021 in a 40 to 7 vote effectively banning new fossil fuel hookups in buildings for heat, hot water, and kitchen stoves starting as early as 2024....more

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Reports of SEC Enforcement Activity Concerning ESG Disclosures

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It has been publicly reported that the Dallas office of the SEC is currently engaged in an investigation of ESG disclosures by companies doing business with state government entities in Texas. Specifically, the SEC is...more

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