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Ninth Circuit Approves EPA’s Approach to Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Biomass-Fired Cogenerators

On September 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approach to regulating greenhouse gas emissions from cogeneration facilities fueled by biomass, the first such decision by any circuit court.

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Department of Energy Offers $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Energy Efficiency, Renewables, and Energy Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office recently announced a new solicitation for federal loan guarantees to help promote renewable energy, energy storage technology, and energy …

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Bully for Biomass: Washington Supreme Court Rejects Greenhouse Gas Claims, Upholds Finding of No Significant Environmental Impact for Biomass Facility

The Washington Supreme Court today rejected claims that the potential for greenhouse gas (“GHG”) from a biomass facility triggers the requirement to prepare a full Environmental Impact …

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Pew Study Documents Progress in Military Renewables, Reliability and Efficiency Efforts

The U.S. military is making substantial progress toward its goals of acquiring 3 GW of renewable energy by 2025, substantially reducing energy use, and improving the reliability …

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Over Heated Dissent, Ninth Circuit Rejects Rehearing in Low Carbon Fuel Standards Challenge, Setting Up Possible Supreme Court Commerce Clause Showdown

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today rejected petitions for rehearing of its decision in Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Corey, the opinion issued …

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Getting a CLEW About Climate Legislation: Report to Governor’s Climate Workgroup Suggests Future Course of Greenhouse Gas Regulation in Washington

Earlier this week, Leidos (formerly SAIC International) delivered its final report evaluating greenhouse gas (“GHG”) reduction policies from other jurisdictions to the Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup …

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Come To The 4th Annual Washington Future Energy Conference

Please join us at the Washington Future Energy Conference on October 30. Gordon Thomas Honeywell is proud to be a premier sponsor of this event. Now in …

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A Pair of D.C. Circuit Decisions Portend Increased Regulation of Sewage Treatment Plants, Biomass Energy, and Other Stationary Sources of “Biogenic” Carbon

A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (more popularly known as the D.C. Circuit) portends increased regulation of biomass …

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