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$41 million to CCS and power plant efficiency
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 28 2011

On August 25, the Department of Energy announced investments of $41 million over three years in 16 projects (in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington) seeking to remove at least 90 percent of a plant's carbon dioxide


Reactor licensing halt requested
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League led more than 20 environmental groups and individuals in filing a petition June 18 asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to delay final licensing decisions for dozens of nuclear reactors until it has completed a rulemaking on the environmental impact of storing and disposing commercial spent fuel


US pledges $2 billion for sustainable development
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, Global
  • June 24 2012

The United States Department of State pledged at the Rio20 summit June 21 $2 billion in grants, loans, and loan guarantees to Sustainable Energy for All, an international initiative aimed at supporting development and clean energy projects launched by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last September


Upcoming hearings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

On June 27, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment will mark up draft legislation that would make fiscal year 2013 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and related programs and agencies


Energy and climate debate - June 24, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

International negotiations and congressional debates over transportation reauthorization, energy legislation, and Environmental Protection Agency regulations dominated the energy arena last week


Fuel economy rules challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent letters to Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation officials October 18 asking them to provide legal argument as to why regulation of mobile source greenhouse gas emissions is different from regulating fuel economy through Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards


Energy and climate debate - September 18, 2011
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 18 2011

As the themes of deficit reduction and jobs continue to dominate federal conversation, energy issues made several headlines this week as well


Cross-state rule challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 18 2011

Luminant Energy, the largest power generator in Texas, filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, and asking that the court invalidate the rule as it applies to Texas, seeking a stay of the rule while the lawsuit is pending


Legislation introduced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 18 2011

Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-TN) introduced legislation (H.R. 2891) September 12 to delay implementation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule of the Environmental Protection Agency


EPA emissions won’t jeopardize reliability
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 18 2011

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff told the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power September 14 that a suite of Environmental Protection Agency rulemakings aimed at reducing electricity industry emissions will not jeopardize the reliability of the domestic electric grid