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Cap-and Trade War Coming Our Way
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 by Robert Lawrence and Dustin Till

By Robert F. Lawrence, Partner, and Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Cap and trade is a market-based framework under which aggregate emissions are capped and regulated businesses must obtain (through government allocations, auctions, or secondary... Read More

Companies Leading the Charge on Carbon Pricing
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Steven M. Siros

By Steven M. Siros While it is unlikely that the 113th Congress will take any action on climate change (especially not in advance of the November 2014 elections), many major public companies aren't waiting for Congressional action and are instead... Read More

The EU ETS’s Most Recent Challenges
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Teresa Parejo, Associate Professor of Law (Carlos III University), Visiting Scholar at the Center for Climate Change Law The EU ETS (European Union Emissions Trading System), the most important EU tool to fight against climate change, is now facing... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: California Air Resources Board Adopts Regional Cap-and-Trade Program
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Julia Dobtsis, JD Candidate, 2012, Cornell Law School On October 20, 2011, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced the adoption its long awaited Air Resources Board Emissions Trading Program. The state-administered program is the... Read More

State Net Climate Change News: Hard Part Just Beginning For California Cap-And-Trade Program
Posted on 16 Jan 2014 by State Net

By most measures, California's nascent cap-and-trade program had a solid first year of operation, producing hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for state coffers and, perhaps more important, not dragging the state's still-recovering economy... Read More

DLA Piper: Climate Change Update – Australian Carbon Pricing Mechanism Takes Shape
Posted on 12 Jul 2012 by DLA Piper

By Mark Beaufoy and Laura Schuijers July 1 marked the first day of the first compliance year under Australia's carbon pricing mechanism (CPM). Entities liable under the CPM will need to record and report their covered greenhouse gas emissions... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Governor Cuomo Calls for Lowering RGGI Cap, Other Climate Initiatives
Posted on 30 Jan 2013 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Shelley Welton, Deputy Director & Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School 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... Read More

How does one assess the amount of carbon stored in a forest? Lidar
Posted on 26 Jun 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Calibrating measurements from study teams on the ground with the results of a readouts from "light detection and ranging" instrumentation (LIDAR), Arbonaut, a Finnish natural resources management firm, has created the technology to product 3... Read More

Will the Federal GHG Tailoring Rule Extend To Cap and Trade?
Posted on 16 May 2011 by Marc Karell

By Marc Karell, Founder and Principal, Climate Change & Environmental Services Earlier this year the World Resources Institute and other organizations issued a report providing ways for the federal government to implement a cap and trade program... Read More

Marten Law: Previewing Legal Challenges to Cap-and-Trade
Posted on 6 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Robert F. Lawrence, Dustin Till and Svend Brandt-Erichsen, Matren Law PLLC Excerpt: California's greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade program is due to be finalized within a few weeks, over widespread opposition and concern about its effects on... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Prepares for 2012 Program Review
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Shelley Welton, Deputy Director & Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School On Tuesday, October 11, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) held one of a series of stakeholder learning sessions devoted to possible program... Read More