energy legislation Articles

  • Legislation: The Energy Efficiency Directive

    The European Parliament will debate and subsequently vote on the Energy Efficiency Directive on 11 and 12 September 2012. If the Council agrees with the outcome of Parliament's first reading, then the legislative text will be adopted and will come into force once it is published in the Official Journal. If an agreement between the two institutions is not reached, the proposal will then be sent ...


  • Closing The California Clean Energy Divide

    Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage Executive Summary BATTERY STORAGE IS EMERGING AS AN effective new strategy for reducing electricity costs for affordable multifamily rental housing in California. Battery storage systems not only provide economic returns today, they can also preserve the value of solar in an ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Legislation: The State Of UK Environmental Legislation: Opportunities for Reform?

    Keywords: environmental legislation, reducing legislative complexity, legislative reform In 2010-2012, the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) embarked on an ambitious project to assess the state of environmental legislation in the United Kingdom in light of its increasing complexity1 It is not just UKELA that is concerned that the complexity of environmental legislation is getting ...


  • Legislation: The Planning Act 2008

    INTRODUCTION The Planning Act 2008 ('the Act') received Royal Assent on 26 November 2008 and came into force in stages over 2009. This Act reforms the planning application process in England and Wales, with impacts upon development consent regimes including those for major energy, water, transport and waste development, as well as the town and country planning system. The Act has had ...


  • RFS hearing and legislation

    On February 25, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Environment and the Economy held a joint hearing on "The Fiscal Year 2016 EPA Budget." During the hearing, both supporters and opponents of the federal ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Free eguide explains latest changes to heat network UK regulations

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy Limited has published a guide to the latest legislative changes affecting the UK's communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers. Important updates to the ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Carbon utilization legislation introduced in the senate

    On May 11, 2015, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced S. 1282 -- a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to consider the objective of improving the conversion, use, and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced from fossil fuels in carrying out research ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The Egyptian experience on nuclear and radiation legislations

    Nuclear legislations provide an adequate legal basis for pursuing the economic and social benefits of nuclear energy and ionising radiation. Recently, several countries have begun to adapt existing legislations in order to reach a comprehensive and unified law covering safety, security, safeguards and liability. This work focuses on nuclear legislations in several countries concerning nuclear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • TSCA Reform: Legislative Action Begins

    On April 15, 2010, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) released the text of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010, S. 3209 (SCA),1 which is intended to address the “core failings” of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). On the same day, Representatives Bobby Rush (D-IL), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Henry Waxman (D-CA), Chairman of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Legislation Note: Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006

    The Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 is in many ways typical of the hybrid measures taken to link energy and environmental issues. Until very recently, the government’s approach to energy policy was somewhat limited, as illustrated by the 2003 White Paper and mindful of its environmental obligations under the Kyoto Protocol. The 2007 White Paper – Meeting the Energy Challenge – sees ...


  • Inconsistent US Energy Legislation Depresses U.S. Domestic Economic Recovery

    As new energy standards and regulations are enacted across the globe in an effort to address the rising costs of energy production, the declining availability of fossil fuels, and the environmental impact of energy production, some of the traditional leaders in lighting industries are finding themselves hard pressed to maintain competitiveness. With ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Your rights under the Environmental Legislation of the EU

    1. WHAT IS THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION? Three international organisations emerged shortly after the end of the Second World War, namely the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the European Economic Community (EEC). The first of these, the ECSC, was founded in 1951 for a period of 50 years and expired in July 2002; whereas the ...

  • Update: Legislation for period ending 6 June 2008

    GOVERNMENT BILLS Energy Bill The Energy Bill contains the provisions necessary to implement UK energy policy following publication of the Energy Review 2006 and the Energy White Paper 2007 and with two aims in mind: to tackle climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions; and to ensure clean, secure and affordable energy. These aims would be achieved ...


  • Update: Legislation for the period ending 28 November 2008

    LEGISLATION GOVERNMENT BILLS There are no relevant Government Bills before Parliament, as at 28 November 2008. PRIVATE BILLS There are no relevant Private Bills before Parliament, as at 28 November 2008. PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS There are no relevant Private Members' Bills before Parliament, ...


  • Legislation Introduced In Senate To Phase Out RFS

    On March 18, 2015, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced S. 791, "The American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015." Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) introduced companion legislation, H.R. 1487. The legislation would phase out the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), approve the Keystone XL ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Legislators set agenda for change to target the chemical industry

    Regulations are expected to target the chemical industry in 2009. The new Administration and Congress promise an eventful new year — It may result in significant changes in direction for regulation of chemicals by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Here’s a look at possible trends. Congressional Priorities Congress will continue to have a significant impact on shaping EPA ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Legislation: The New Directive on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide

    Keywords: climate change, emissions trading, carbon capture, carbon transport, carbon storage, environ mental liability INTRODUCTION Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a controversial response to climate change, described variously as a 'magic bullet';1 'an uncomfortable but necessary option';2 'an expensive distraction';3 and a 'false hope'.4 The Directive on ...


  • Legislation note: The Environmental implications of the Lisbon Treaty

    Keywords: Lisbon Treaty, environmental regulation, environmental policy, energy policy, public participation in decision-making, access to justice, subsidiarity The Lisbon Treaty is supposed to mark the end of the confusion brought about by failure to ratify the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe,1 which came to a sorry end following negative referenda in France and the ...


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