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March 15, 2006

EPA is developing first-time guidelines addressing the permitting of pilot projects for underground carbon dioxide (CO2) storage -- an alternative to letting the greenhouse gas escape into the atmosphere -- in what agency and other sources say is likely a prelude to further decisions facing regul

March 14, 2006

Northeast state legislators are taking up legislation to implement a historic greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program called the regional greenhouse gas initiative (RGGI), including an upcoming Massachusetts bill that would force the state to join the program over the objections of Gov.

A new paper on the design of a greenhouse gas (GHG) market shows growing support for calls to focus any future policies on both emission cuts and incentives to develop new technologies.

March 13, 2006

Leading conservatives including controversial former Bush administration officials, a rejected Supreme Court nominee and the chairman of the Senate environment panel are urging a federal appeals court to reject a claim by states and environmentalists that the electric power industry's refusal to

March 6, 2006

State and environmentalist sources say their strategy in trying to get the Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a high-profile greenhouse gas emission lawsuit rests on attracting conservative justices to the case by downplaying the environmental aspects of their argument in favor of broader conc

March 2, 2006

EPA's just-released rule setting new source performance standards (NSPS) for electric utilities could become a new focus of litigation from states and environmentalists over whether the agency has authority to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions after a federal appellate court last year issue

February 23, 2006

The Department of Energy's (DOE) upcoming plan to create a greenhouse gas (GHG) registry -- touted during a major 2002 speech by President Bush outlining his plan to address climate change -- faces the prospect of limited industry participation because it lacks the rigorous requirements of other

Investors are ramping up pressure on U.S.

February 14, 2006

The influential International Standards Organization (ISO) within weeks will issue new standards that will enable businesses to consistently quantify and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions under both voluntary and mandatory emission reduction programs, a significant addition t

February 13, 2006

The Department of Energy (DOE) has anonymously posted the comments it received on a draft strategy governing its Climate Change Technology Program (CCTP), in order to shield the commenters, many of whom are federal scientists, from "retribution" by powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee C

February 8, 2006

Senate Republican rules setting six-year terms for GOP committee chairmen could allow Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner (R-VA) to replace Sen.

February 6, 2006

A group of evangelical Christians is planning to issue a statement calling for federal action to address global warming after strong opposition by prominent religious conservatives effectively derailed efforts to have the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), a major Christian organization

February 3, 2006

California is considering a first-of-its-kind effort to include refineries and other non-utility emitters under an upcoming emissions cap on greenhouse gases (GHG), which would go beyond current state GHG control efforts that target power plants.

February 2, 2006

A recent EPA study shows new high-voltage electrical equipment installed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is leaking an extremely powerful GHG at higher-than-anticipated rates, suggesting the agency will have to take new action under a voluntary partnership with utilities and equipment ma

A Senate energy committee effort to push forward with discussions on a possible mandatory climate change program is renewing a jurisdictional face-off with the environment committee over the proper venue for developing the initiative, a dispute that underscores continuing resistance to climate le

January 30, 2006

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Secretary Alan Lloyd is acknowledging industry criticisms that the agency's recent report on the costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions may be incomplete, but nevertheless says the report is adequate to advance recommendations for action to

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has agreed with a free-market advocacy group that General Electric Company (GE) must allow shareholders to vote on whether the company must defend the commercial benefit of its climate change policies which are part of its highly publicized "Ecomaginat

January 27, 2006

Evangelical Christian groups are planning to release a statement this spring calling for government action to curb climate change emissions, a pronouncement that at least one leader of the conservative movement said will "tip the scale" in favor of carbon control legislation.

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