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Insurers unprepared for climate risks

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • September 8 2011

Ceres released a report September 1 finding that a majority of U.S. insurers are unprepared to manage climate change risks

CRS report coal ash

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 24 2012

On June 19, the Congressional Research Service released the report Proposals to Amend RCRA: Analysis of Pending Legislation Applicable to the Management of Coal Combustion Residuals which said current legislation, specifically Rep. David McKinley’s (R-WV) H.R. 4348 which is now a provision of the transportation bill, would provide little incentive for states to change the status quo for coal ash management regulations

CO2 rule lawsuit

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2012

On June 11, Las Brisas Energy Center LLC, developers of a proposed 1,300-megawatt power plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, filed a suit against the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon dioxide emissions standards for new fossil fuel fired power plants

Energy and climate debate - January 8, 2012

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2012

Happy New Year and welcome to the first 2012 edition of the ML Strategies’ weekly Energy and Environment Update

Green improvements

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2011

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy released a report recently that concluded that federal agencies did a better job of purchasing green products in fiscal years 2008 and 2009

Energy and climate debate - December 11, 2011

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global, USA
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  • December 11 2011

Energy issues continued to take center stage last week as international leaders met to discuss a global climate agreement and Congressional officials continued work on tax extenders and appropriations measures

Bloomberg analysis of 1705 project viability

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2011

Bloomberg Government released a new study analyzing the viability of all of the Department of Energy’s 1705 loan guarantees, and found that 87 of the loan guarantees are power generation projects that are unlikely to fail since DOE required long-term sales commitments for the generated electricity before loan guarantees would be issued

Letters pushed

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2011

As Congress prepares to consider tax extenders legislation at the end of the year, Senators and Representatives are preparing a number of letters in support of energy tax programs that will expire at the end of the year unless extended

State efficiency scorecard released

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • October 24 2011

On October 20, the American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy released The 2011 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard concluding that state spending on electricity energy efficiency programs totaled $4.5 billion in 2010, up $1.1 billion from last year

Grid impact of EPA rules

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2011

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will use a November 29-30 technical conference on electric reliability issues to examine whether regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency could threaten generation capacity and reduce stability on the bulk power system