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Eminent Domain As Climate Policy: From A Target To A Potential Tool For Expanding Renewable Energy Projects

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In order for renewable energy projects to gain traction on a larger scale in the United States, significant investments need to go into building the required underlying infrastructure, including a green sustainable grid...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights, Volume 5, Issue 16

Shot Heard Across Texas: San Antonio Gets a Temporary Restraining Order Against ERCOT - "CPS Energy, the municipal electric utility serving San Antonio and the surrounding area, has won the first skirmish against the...more

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Critically Examining Environmental Justice Critiques of GHG Auction-Cap-and-Trade

The Biden Administration has pledged to put the nation on track to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and simultaneously to promote environmental justice. Both goals are achievable and, indeed, are complementary. Their...more

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Carbon Capture - The Missing Piece In The Net Zero Puzzle?

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In December 2020, the Norwegian government approved funding the $1.6 billion Northern Lights project led by Norway’s Equinor, Anglo-Dutch Shell and France’s Total. Northern Lights is the transportation and storage element of...more

Mayer Brown - Energy Forward

Recent Legislative Proposals Could Drastically Change US Energy Taxation

Over the past number of weeks, a variety of legislative proposals, from both sides of the aisle, have been released that, if enacted, could drastically impact the US energy industry and, in many cases, the taxation of energy...more

Mayer Brown - Tax Equity Times

Recent Legislative Proposals Could Drastically Change US Energy Taxation

Over the past number of weeks, a variety of legislative proposals, from both sides of the aisle, have been released that, if enacted, could drastically impact the US energy industry and, in many cases, the taxation of energy...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

[Webinar] Unpacking the Freeze in Texas: Lessons Learned and a Path Forward - May 12th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT

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While snow in Texas may be a photo-worthy diversion, the freezing temperatures experienced by the state in February caused power systems to crash while demand was at its peak. Problems cut across all sectors, from fossil...more

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Virginia Clean Economy Act Update

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During its 2020 Session, the General Assembly passed and Governor Northam signed into law HB 1526/SB 851, the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA or Act). The VCEA codified the clean energy directives included in Executive Order...more

Holland & Knight LLP

U.S. Department of Energy Biofuel Funding Opportunities for the Maritime Sector

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Under the Biden Administration, environmental sustainability as a means to combat climate change has been thrust into the spotlight as an emerging national imperative. This was made clear through President Joe Biden's...more

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman

Recently Released: Additional Summary of Biden Administration’s Tax Reform Plan

Preliminary Biden Tax Plan - Although high-level details were previously announced, on April 7, 2021, the U.S. Treasury released an additional summary of the Biden administration’s tax reform plan, “The Made in America Tax...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Energy Producers Score Big Win in New York Climate Change Case

In a significant victory for fossil fuel companies, on April 1, 2021, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of New York City’s claims against five multinational oil companies, holding that municipalities...more

King & Spalding

Second Circuit Climate Change Ruling Affirms Dismissal of State-law Claims

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In the past four years, state attorneys general or municipalities have brought 21 lawsuits based on state-law claims (e.g., nuisance, trespass, consumer fraud) seeking to hold fossil fuel companies liable for costs allegedly...more

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Biden’s Jobs Plan Sets Bold Goals For Infrastructure, Climate Change, And The Economy

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On March 31, 2021, President Joe Biden announced the American Jobs Plan (the Plan). The Plan proposes approximately $2 trillion in government funding over the next decade focused on infrastructure, the electric grid,...more

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President Biden’s American Jobs Plan Presents $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan — and Corporate Income Tax Increases

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On March 31, 2021, President Biden presented an infrastructure spending plan coupled with a tax reform plan that seeks to raise corporate income taxes (the “American Jobs Plan” and the “Made in America Tax Plan”). The...more

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Congressional Investigations during the 117th Congress: What to Expect

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Although control and leadership of the US House of Representatives did not change hands as a result of the 2020 elections, President Joe Biden’s victory and the Democrats’ Senate runoff victories in Georgia are already having...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Is Your Green Marketing Deceptive? Look To The FTC Green Guides To Limit The Risk Of An FTC Enforcement Action

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In the mid-2000s, businesses unleashed “a virtual tsunami of environmental marketing,” responding to increased consumer demand for products and services perceived to be environmentally friendly, or “green.”1 This consumer...more

Snell & Wilmer

Who Will Climate Change Advocates Begin Suing Next?

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As most people are aware, various public and private entities have filed lawsuits against fossil fuel producers alleging a variety of claims that seek to enjoin behavior and obtain damages as a result of the defendants’...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

TCI Program Established to Reduce Carbon Emissions From Transportation

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The program will include a multi-jurisdictional cap-and-invest program and aims to address environmental justice and equity concerns. On December 21, 2020, the Governors of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut,...more

King & Spalding

Hydrogen: State of Play in the GCC

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Much has been written about the role of hydrogen in the context of energy transition and the path to net zero. Putting aside for the moment the degree of investment and innovation required to get from where we are now to...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

Have I Mentioned that PM2.5 Is Bad For You?

The evidence of the harm resulting from PM2.5 exposures keeps rolling in. Earlier this month, Environmental Research published an article titled “Global mortality from outdoor fine particle pollution generated by fossil fuel...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Transportation Climate Initiative May Have Significant Impacts On Fossil Fuels Commodity Contracts In The Northeast USA

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Beginning in 2023, sellers and owners of fossil fuels for use in transportation markets in three states and the District of Columbia may need to purchase allowances for sales in those jurisdictions based on a recent agreement...more

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The Carbon Tax Checklist

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Many stakeholders have called for the United States to adopt a carbon tax. Such a tax could raise billions of dollars in annual revenue while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Several carbon tax proposals were...more

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Environmental Disclosure Issues Loom Large as Investors Pressure Companies to Address Climate Risks

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As the real-life consequences of climate change accelerate and become more pronounced, so does the need for businesses and government entities to consider various practical effects. Corporations are facing significant...more

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Germany Claims Emissions Success Yet Becomes More Dependent Than Ever On Russia​

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On February 3, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier proclaimed that Germany had exceeded its target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% compared to 1990 levels. Despite clearly being aided by the deep economic slump...more

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British Columbia Introduces CleanBC Industrial Electrification Rates and the Facilities Electrification Fund

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On January 28, 2021, the Government of British Columbia announced that BC Hydro will offer discounted electricity rates to innovative industrial customers seeking to use clean electricity in qualified “green” operations, as...more

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