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Fundamental Reforms to Environmental Law in Vietnam
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Spanning over 300 pages, the new environmental protection legislation includes fundamental changes in how projects are evaluated by the authorities for environmental approval, permitting...


Competition begins for DOE infrastructure act funds

In November 2021, Congress passed, and President Biden signed into law, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA or the Act), which provides support for a broad array of clean...


Directive uses Defense Production Act to boost U.S. sourcing of critical materials for clean energy

On March 31, 2022, President Biden issued Presidential Determination No. 2022-11, directing the Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950...


EPA decision reinstating California's Clean Air Act waiver for GHG/ZEV

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Notice of Decision in the Federal Register to rescind EPA’s 2019 withdrawal of California’s waiver of...


D.C. Circuit says trailers are not "motor vehicles"

On November 12, 2021, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association, Inc. v. EPA, et al. held that the Environmental...


“Double charging” for carbon emissions through EU ETS and national emissions trading and how to avoid it
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With the introduction of the German national fuel emissions trading system at the beginning of the year, the procurement costs for several energy sources have increased in many energy...


White House Climate Summit and its implications around the globe

Today, we issued a Client Alert summarizing the White House Climate Change Summit from last week. We are replicating it below for the benefit of our blog readers.


National Emissions Trading System in Germany: Government approves new Carbon Leakage rules

The German federal government has adopted the so-called Carbon Leakage Ordinance on 31 March 2021. The ordinance aims at providing financial relief for companies impacted by the German...


Stepping back to move forward: Biden Administration brings back the Social Cost of Carbon and other greenhouse gases

On Friday, February 26, the Biden Administration’s newly-resurrected Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases (IWG) announced new values for three specific metrics ...

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