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Municipal taxation as a means of stimulating the green economy
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA, Canada
  • June 20 2011

Following is a discussion of the ways in which rules and regulations relating to municipal taxation might be modified in order to allow for the large scale financing of energy efficiency measures andor renewable energy among smaller energy consumers.


Carbon market watch
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA, Canada
  • December 31 2010

Well, for those that missed it, the Chicago Climate Exchange went extinct.


USA
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

In September, the US Senate unveiled its version of cap and trade draft legislation, which, although it calls for deeper short term GHG emission reductions than the House of Representative’s Waxman-Markey bill, is in fact quite similar to the House bill which passed during the summer.


US legislation on clean energy passes a first hurdle and continues to move forward
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • June 17 2009

On May 15th, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (the "Bill") was introduced in the House and, following its first reading, it was referred to the Energy and Commerce Committee (the "ECC") of the US House of Representatives (the "House") for markup.


US rejoins global climate change talks
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • May 22 2009

The US has rejoined the global effort to develop a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol, which is set to expire in 2012.


US Congressional House Energy and Commerce Committee releases discussion draft of new clean energy legislation
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • April 17 2009

The Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives has been working, under the chairmanship of Henry Waxman (Dem., California) in order to draft legislation that will, among other things, initiate a cap and trade system for the exchange of emission allowances or permits in the United States.



Douglas Clarke
  • Gowling WLG