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July 2015


July 31, 2015 | Posted by Ted Lamm | Permalink
The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 upheld the majority of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) regulating air pollution that travels between states. The court’s opinion in EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v. EPA rejected legal challenges to CSAPR’s program requiring states to limit their emissions of certain air pollutants based on the amounts of these pollutants that travel to neighboring states, while requiring EPA to reconsider certain of the state-specific emissions budgets it had calculated under the rule. read more
July 1, 2015 | Posted by Ted Lamm | Permalink
New York State on June 25, 2015 announced its 2015 Energy Plan (the Plan), which outlines policy recommendations and analyses of energy technologies, use and supply and demand intended to implement Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) plan. According to the State, the Plan’s initiatives will set New York on a path to achieve three main goals by 2030: (i) 40% reduction from 1990 levels of greenhouse gas emissions from the power, industrial, transportation and buildings sectors; (ii) 50% generation of electricity from renewable sources; and (iii) 23% reduction from 2012 levels of energy consumption by buildings. read more