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Carbon trading
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • December 1 2013

January 1, 2014 marks the one-year anniversary of the commencement of the California greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program. Under the program, entities

Bi-partisan group seeks probe into RIN market manipulation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2013

A bi-partisan group of House members sent a letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) asking for an investigation into the alleged

CFTC clarifies exclusions and exceptions for non-financial energy and environmental commodities
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2012

On July 10, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued final rule clarifications and interpretations of relative importance for companies involved in trading or managing risks associated with any kind of energy and environmental commodities

State of the voluntary carbon markets 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 10 2012

Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the non-profit organization Forest Trends have released their State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2012 report that says that the market for voluntary carbon offsets achieved a 3 year high in 2011

Trading in California’s Greenhouse Gas allowances fraud’s new frontier?
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2012

As part of California’s Cap and Trade Program, the Air Resources Board will issue will issue tradable permits (Greenhouse Gas (GHG) allowances) that authorize a permit holder to emit a specific quantity of GHGs

Thefts of EU allowances illustrate legal risks and consequences of the carbon market
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • April 26 2011

On January 19, 2011, following a series of cyber attacks the preceding week on a number of national emissions registries, in particular those of Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, and Poland, the European Commission suspended transactions in all registries within the European Union's Emission Trading System ("EU ETS"

U.S. interagency working group releases carbon oversight study
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • January 21 2011

On January 18, 2010, a U.S. Federal interagency working group led by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released a report on the oversight of existing and prospective carbon markets

Interagency working group releases report on oversight of carbon markets
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2011

A federal interagency working group, led by the CFTC and including representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Treasury, SEC, EPA, FERC, FTC, and DOE (EIA), has released a report on oversight of existing and prospective carbon markets, as required under section 750 of the Dodd-Frank Act

Request for comment on the oversight of a carbon market
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

On November 19th, the CFTC requested comment on topics and questions related to the Dodd-Frank Act mandated study concerning the oversight of a carbon market

Chicago Climate Exchange to discontinue greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2010

The Chicago Climate Exchange ("CCX") recently announced that they will discontinue the CCX emission reduction program at the conclusion of its Phase I and Phase II program at the end of this year