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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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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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The Department of Defense Seeks Contracts for Purchase of Renewable Energy Credits

The Defense Logistics Agency today issued a presolicitation notice indicating that it will seek Basic Ordering Agreements (“BOAs”) for the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (“RECs”) by …

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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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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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