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EPA may limit CO2 emissions for power plants

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2008

This ruling represents a key step toward regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from coal utilities, refineries, chemical plants and other large emissions sources across the United States

Opening stimulus salvo is GREEN: American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2009

U.S. House of Representatives initial stimulus proposal describes the U.S. energy shortcomings as opportunities to put people to work in ways that will transform the U.S. economy

Regional greenhouse gas initiative recommended auction design

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2007

The United States’ first cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions is likely to use a regional auction for the allocation of allowances

Stimulating energy efficiency and incentivising renewables

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 9 2009

On 17 February 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

California Commissions’ proposed final opinion for GHG reductions

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2008

California’s 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) requires that California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission levels be reduced to the 1990 level by the year 2020

Two U.S. Supreme Court rulings pave the way, maybe

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2007

On April 2, 2007, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision (Massachusetts, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency et al.) that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had a duty to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) and three other greenhouse gases (GHGs) as air pollutants under the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) unless it could find better support to justify its decision than it articulated to the court

Third Circuit PSD decision is a loss for EPA, but also contains warnings for power plant owners

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 4 2013

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suffered an important loss on August 21 when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Federal court issues injunction restricting construction and operation of windmills based on Endangered Species Act

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 17 2009

Renewable energy project sponsors, builders, operators and investors should take notice of this case and its possible implications for their projects

The CPUC issues revised proposed decision allowing use of tradable renewable energy credits for RPS compliance in California

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2010

Interested parties are invited to file comments on the revised proposed decision by January 19, 2010, and reply comments will be due January 25, 2010

EPA finalizes GHG reporting rule, proposes new GHG permitting requirements

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2009

The Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule creates a requirement that certain facilities and industries report their annual emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases to the Environmental Protection Agency