Posts tagged ‘Energy Efficiency’

In early March 2013 the Pennsylvania Treasury announced that it had sold approximately 4,700 loans made through its Keystone Home Energy Loan Program.  In exchange for the loans, the Treasury received $23 million in cash and $8.3 million in deferred payments, for a total sale value of $31.3 million.  The cash component of the sale […]

On March 15, 2013, President Obama formally announced his plan to create an “Energy Security Trust” to promote research and development of clean energy technologies.  The Trust was first mentioned by President Obama in his State of the Union address earlier this year, but he had not elaborated on the idea until the speech, given […]

The Center for Climate Change Law has completed a preliminary analysis of compliance filings submitted by regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs) amending operating tariffs in response to the requirements of FERC Order 1000. Order 1000 institutes region-wide transmission planning requirements including analysis of transmission needs created by requirements of federal and […]

Teresa Parejo Navajas Professor of Law Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) Mr. Harald Wögerbauer, Member of the European Court of the Auditors (ECA), recently gave a press conference outlining the results of the ECA special report on energy efficiency in the EU. The Court found that the projects selected by Member State authorities for […]

by Shelley Welton On Wednesday, January 10, 2013, Governor Cuomo gave his state-of-the-state message. Much of the message was devoted to examining how the state can recover and learn from Superstorm Sandy. Encouragingly, the governor recognizes that strengthening initiatives to combat climate change is a critical part of the state’s response to rising, warming seas […]

by Professor Teresa Parejo Navaja, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid The Spanish Ministry of Environment has recently given a Resolution on the Environmental Impact Statement for the project on the construction of an oil refinery (“Balboa” oil refinery) in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura, western Spain. The statute that regulates the Impact Assessment of projects in […]

by Professor Teresa Parejo Navaja, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Royal Legislative Decree number 1/2008, of 11th January, adopting the revised text of the Impact Assessment of projects Law (RTIAL) gathers, in one single act, for the sake of the principle of legal certainty (though the RTIAL has already been amended by Law 6/2010, of 24th […]

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has denied petitions by PECO and other electricity providers to lower the energy consumption reduction targets imposed under Phase II of PA’s 2008 Act 129. Act 129 required large electric companies to adopt energy efficiency conservation programs to meet reduction targets set by the PUC.  Rather than set a single […]

A coalition of energy, environmental and community interest organizations, led by Center for Climate Change Law, filed a formal petition with the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) requesting that the commission use its regulatory authority to require all utility companies within its jurisdiction to prepare and implement comprehensive natural hazard mitigation plans to address […]

by J. Cullen Howe New updates from December to the Center for Climate Change Law and Arnold & Porter Climate Case Chart.  Find the complete chart here. FEATURED DECISION Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corporation (9th Cir. Nov. 11, 2012):  added to the “common law claims” slide.  The Ninth Circuit denied a motion for […]

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