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Energy & environment update - November 24 2014
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Australia, Canada, China, European Union, France, Global, India, USA
  • November 24 2014

Prior to recessing for the Thanksgiving holiday, the House and Senate both took several votes and introduced numerous pieces of legislation on energy


Green building investment hotspots
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • South Korea, USA, Australia, Germany, Singapore
  • July 8 2012

Lux Research released a study July 5 finding that the United States, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, and Germany are the top global hotspots for green building investment


New global initiatives to accelerate examination of cleantech patent applications
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 6 2012

In an effort to promote the development and commercialization of technologies that conserve natural resources or reduce negative environmental impact, patent offices around the world have adopted programs to expedite the examination of patent applications pertaining to clean technologies


Pointing to Gifford v. USGBC, British building scientist identifies global green building performance failures
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • December 13 2010

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald suggests that Henry Gifford's class action suit against USGBC has resonated not only domestically, but across global real estate markets as well


There may be trouble ahead: legal challenges on home turf threaten U.S. Ex-Im Bank funding for foreign mining projects
  • White & Case LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • February 24 2014

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is facing a new wave of legal challenges related to the financing of natural resource


CA, Australia emissions trading linkage
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, Australia
  • January 20 2013

California and Australia launched official discussions January 15 to explore how the two governments could link their GHG emissions programs. The


CARB, Australia sign MOU
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Australia, USA
  • August 7 2013

The California Air Resources Board and the Australian Clean Energy Regulator signed a memorandum of understanding July 30, agreeing to share


Global warming a public nuisance? US Court of Appeal allows public nuisance case to proceed
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia, USA
  • October 12 2009

Emitters of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases should monitor developments in Connecticut v American Electric Power, as it may be a catalyst for Australian activists to also consider the use of public nuisance to address and highlight global warming


Further developments in US greenhouse litigation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • July 4 2011

Our update of 10 January 2011 concerned the decision of the US Supreme Court on 6 December 2010 in American Electric Power Co. v Connecticut to allow an appeal from the decision of the US Court of Appeals (Second Circuit) in Connecticut v American Electric Power Company


Vegetation roll-back
  • Thynne & Macartney
  • Australia, USA
  • December 18 2013

In an attempt to correct what it called a swing too far towards "extreme green politics", the Queensland Government has made changes to the State's