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Forthcoming changes to RGGI? Let's start with the Big Cap.

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2010

The cap in the nation's first mandatory cap-and-trade system is probably set too high

Lisa Jackson says public pressure will clean up fracking. Really.

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2012

According to E&E News, Lisa Jackson said Friday that public pressure, not EPA regulation, will clean up fracking

An example of true judicial restraint: Judge Robert Chambers affirms the Highland Mining 404 permit

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 17 2012

After my post on judicial restraint and the lack thereof in Texas v. EPA, the opinion issued last week by Judge Robert Chambers, in Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, affirming the Corps’ 404 permit for Highland Mining’s Reylas Surface Mine, seemed particularly notable

The economics of RGGI: a net positive, particularly for New England

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2011

With the first compliance period in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative coming to a close in December, it seems an appropriate time to look back at what we can learn from the country’s first market-based program aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide from power plants

Will EPA's "train wreck" affect reliability? At least one FERC commissioner is still concerned

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 18 2011

There has already been significant attention devoted to whether EPA’s “train wreck” of rules affecting coal-fired power plants would affect electric system reliability

New life in EPA's NSR enforcement initiative: EPA files another law suit

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2009

In another sign that the NSR program is alive and well under the Obama administration, the United States (together with the State of Illinois) filed suit Thursday against Midwest Generation, alleging violations of NSR requirements at six coal-fired power plants

Dog bites man: Supreme Court edition

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 9 2013

In a curious, but unsurprising, decision yesterday, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. NRDC, the Supreme Court held that the flow of

House passes combined renewable electricityenergy efficiency standard

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2009

On June 26, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 219-212 to pass the American Clean Energy Security Act (the “House Bill”), which included a national combined renewable electricityenergy efficiency standard (“RES”

RGGI's 7th auction brings total proceeds to over a half billion dollars for RGGI states' projects

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2010

Despite the relatively low clearing prices in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's (RGGI) seventh auction of CO2 credits on March 10th - $2.07 for 2009-2011 allowances, and the auction floor price of $1.86 for 2012-2014 allowances - cumulative RGGI proceeds to be used by the 10 participating states for renewable energy, energy efficiency and low-income energy assistance programs now total $582.3 million

Not so fast with renewed NSR enforcement: power plants win a routine maintenance case

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2010

Last week, Judge Thomas Varlan handed the power plant sector a major win in the NSR enforcement arena, ruling that economizer and superheater replacement projects in 1988 at the TVA Bull Run plant were routine maintenance not subject to NSRPSD regulations