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Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: The Climate Battle Continues - Two Senate Bills Seek to Block EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School With the 112th Congress now in session, Senators from both parties have already introduced legislation that would block EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs). This post addresses two of the most notable...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: The Climate Battle Continues - Two Senate Bills Seek to Block EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School With the 112th Congress now in session, Senators from both parties have already introduced legislation that would block EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs). This post addresses two of the most notable examples...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: AEP v. Connecticut - A Comparison Of The Briefs Filed By The Defendant Electric Utilities

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School O n January 31, 2011, five investor-owned utilities[1] (Petitioners) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), an electric utility owned by the US government, filed separate briefs with the United States Supreme Court (USSC...

Comparing Electric Utilities’ Briefs In American Electric Power Co. Inc. v. Connecticut

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School On January 31, 2011, five investor-owned utilities[1] (Petitioners) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), an electric utility owned by the US government, filed separate briefs with the United States Supreme Court (USSC...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Virginia Court to Decide the First Climate Change-Related Insurance Coverage Case

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School On April 19, 2011, the same day the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in American Electric Power Co. Inc., et al., v. Connecticut, et al. , the Supreme Court of Virginia heard oral arguments in a less well known...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Green Tech Companies Seek Market Dominance through IP Litigation

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School This is the third and final blog that discusses some of the most notable recent legal developments in the field of intellectual property law and green technology. In two prior posts, we discussed (1) the expiration of the USPTO's...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Massachusetts Leads the Way in Ensuring Biomass Facilities Reduce GHG Emissions

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School On April 27, 2012, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) published a proposed final regulation regarding the use of forest biomass for generating energy in Massachusetts. If adopted, the regulation would...