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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”

Senate energy and climate change legislation: perhaps a floor vote by October

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2009

Comprehensive Energy and Climate legislation is moving along through the Senate, and could come to a floor vote by October

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

New England governors adopt Renewable Energy Blueprint

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2009

As BNA reported this morning, at yesterday's Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers in New Brunswick, the six New England governors adopted The New England Governors' Renewable Energy Blueprint

Another bullet aimed at coal; another argument for multi-pollutant and multi-media regulation

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2009

On Tuesday, EPA announced its intention to issue new effluent guidelines for the Steam Electric Power Generating industry by sometime in 2012

GHG regulation under the existing CAA: coming soon to a large stationary source near you

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2009

On Thursday, EPA issued its long-awaited proposed rule describing how thresholds would be set for regulation of GHG sources under the existing Clean Air Act PSD authority

Senate energy and climate legislation: the nuclear option

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2009

Environment & Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) announced Tuesday that committee hearings on the Boxer-Kerry climate bill, S. 1733, will begin on October 27 and that a mark-up will be planned for early to mid-November

Perhaps the next coastal project won't take 10 years: the First Circuit preempts some state authority

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2009

Public and private developers spend a lot of time talking about NIMBY, or Not In My Backyard

EPA continues to target coal-fired power plants: announces settlement with Duke Energy

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2009

EPA announced yesterday that it had reached a settlement with Duke Energy to address allegations of New Source Review violations at Duke’s Gallagher coal-fired generating plant in New Albany, Indiana

Massachusetts makes energy efficiency “first fuel”; 3-year utility plans approved by DPU

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

On January 28, 2010, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) approved three-year energy efficiency plans submitted by the state's investor-owned electric, natural gas utilities, and the Cape Light Compact, which serves portions of Cape Cod