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Secondary market stable
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative released a report August 25 finding that the price of carbon dioxide allowances in the secondary market has been stable this year and essentially the same as the $1.89allowance auction reserve price


Shale impact analysis defended
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

Three Cornell University professors released a report January 19 defending their conclusion that shale gas is worse than coal, oil, or conventional natural gas in terms of GHG emissions


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
  • Global, USA
  • 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


New-build issues severed and expedited in MATS challenge
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

June 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted White Stallion Energy Center LLC, Sunflower Electric Power Corp., Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., Power4Georgians LLC, Deseret Power Electric Cooperative, and Tenaska Trailblazer Partners LLC’s collective motion to sever issues specific to new coal-fired power plants from a host of other complaints covered under their suit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury and air toxics standards


RGGI exceeds forecasted emissions cuts
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

On January 11, Environment Northeast released a report showing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) states were projected to be 124 million tons in 2011 which is considerably below the original target reduction, although full data will not be available until mid-2012


CRS report coal ash
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

On June 19, the Congressional Research Service released the report Proposals to Amend RCRA: Analysis of Pending Legislation Applicable to the Management of Coal Combustion Residuals which said current legislation, specifically Rep. David McKinley’s (R-WV) H.R. 4348 which is now a provision of the transportation bill, would provide little incentive for states to change the status quo for coal ash management regulations


EPA, USDA push to promote conservation practices
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 7 2011

EPA and USDA are developing a draft framework intended to encourage farmers and ranchers to adopt water quality oriented conservation practices