energy law News

  • Research and Markets: Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jt4q97/journal_of_energy) has announced the addition of the "Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law" subscription to their offering. ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Biofuel law change in NZ

    Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee today tabled in Parliament a Bill to repeal the obligation placed on oil companies to sell a certain proportion of biofuel. 'The government supports the introduction of biofuel as an alternative fuel source with potential for New Zealand,' Mr Brownlee said. 'However, we do not support any form of mandatory obligation. It will mean consumers have a free ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Breaking the law, at the nanoscale

    A well-established physical law describes the transfer of heat between two objects, but some physicists have long predicted that the law should break down when the objects are very close together. Scientists had never been able to confirm, or measure, this breakdown in practice. For the first time, however, MIT researchers have achieved this feat, and determined that the heat transfer can be ...

  • The law of unintended consequences

    The Winnipeg-based Centre for Public Policy released a report last month on the often unintended consequences of environmental policies. The study, Envionmental Policy and Unintended Consequences, from Ben Eisen and Kenneth Green, examines a series of case studies drawn from around the world. Those case studies demonstrate how the law of unintended consequences has often frustrated policymakers ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greening water law

    Governments and law-makers need to integrate environmental concerns into water-use legislation to avert an impending global water crisis, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), titled "Greening Water Law". According to the report, launched Tuesday at World Water Week in Stockholm, competition is increasing between the rapidly growing human population-which ...

  • Improving international wind power law

    International regulations and laws laid down in 1982 by the United Nations are failing to address the modern issues surrounding the development of offshore wind farms, according to a legal expert at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. Writing in the International Journal of Public Law and Policy, Ekaterina Anyanova explains how alternative methods of energy production, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Connecting environmental protection and the rule of law

    On the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, 35 human rights groups and WRI call on the presidential candidates to reaffirm the fundamental legal framework that makes environmental protection possible. Constitution Day is Wednesday, September 17th. 221 years after the document’s ratification, the Constitution continues to provide the framework for one of the world’s most stable and ...

  • Laws that encourage the triple bottom line

    What Do You Stand For? California introduced a bill this week that will make it easier for businesses to pursue a social or environmental mission with equal fervor as they ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Moore`s law and the environment - an opportunity

    Everything’s getting faster these days-you’ve heard it before. Two mega-trends in particular are merging: rapidly accelerating technological change and rapidly evolving environmental issues and pressures. Lucky for us, the first change is going to save our butts from the second. Fast-evolving, smart IT will play a critical role in helping us navigate and profit from environmental challenges. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • One year to Green Deal - Energy Act becomes law

    The Energy Act has become law setting in stone the legal framework for the Green Deal, which will be launched in Autumn next year. The Green Deal will revolutionise the energy efficiency of the nation’s homes and businesses. It will help people insulate against rising energy prices, creating homes which are warmer and cheaper to run. DECC’s new “Housing Energy Fact ...

  • Mayor Bloomberg signs first-of-its-kind energy conservation law

     Mayor Michael Bloomberg today signed a first of its kind law prohibiting businesses from wasting energy by blasting air conditioning out open doors and onto city sidewalks to attract customers. This new energy conservation measure could become a model for municipalities across the country that are seeking to conserve energy, reduce local global warming pollution, and relieve summer peak ...

  • Li3 Energy Provides Update on Chilean Lithium Mining Law Developments

    Li3 Energy, Inc., (OTCBB: LIEG) ("Li3", "Li3 Energy" or the "Company"), a US-listed and South American based global exploration and development company in the lithium and minerals sector, is pleased to provide an update regarding the Chilean law relating to the exploitation of lithium. Under current Chilean law, lithium is not exploitable via regular mining concessions and, no new lithium ...


    By Marketwire

  • Prepared for the new law on renewable energy - Poland is at starting position

    For the second time, on October 17-18, 2012, the trade fair RENEXPO Poland in Warsaw will provide a perfect information platform on the subject of energy supply from renewable sources, intelligent distribution of energy and efficient use of energy in the Polish market. Through the exhibition, trade forums, congresses and framework program, the international specialized trade fair will present the ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Investors with US$3tr urge congress to pass strong energy and climate law

    Echoing the same energy and climate change policies that President Obama trumpeted in his speech to Congress last night, a group of 35 investors with over US$3 trillion in assets called on Congressional leaders to pass strong legislation to advance a clean energy, low-carbon economy and U.S. competitiveness. In a letter delivered this morning to House and Senate leaders and the Obama ...


    By Ceres

  • Big Polluters Trying Again to Derail California’s Successful Clean Energy Law

    On the eve of America’s Independence Day, a California lawmaker is making a Big Oil-backed move to block the next critical step in slashing emissions under California’s successful clean energy program by trying to get a three-year exemption from the state’s cap on carbon pollution. Using a procedure known as a “gut and amend,” Assemblyman Henry Perea dropped new text ...

  • Light bulbs to light trucks, efficiency shapes new US energy law

    Congress on 18 December passed a new energy bill and sent it along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in a hybrid Prius car. President George W. Bush signed the measure 19 December, which includes the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in 32 years. The House approved the bill, 314-100 on Tuesday. The Senate passed it last week by a vote of 86-8. The bill mandates a fuel ...

  • Renewable Energy Law and its supporting policies and incentives in Asia

    Policies play a key role in the development and utilization of renewable energy industry, especially for the developing countries. Asia’s renewable energy industry has witnessed fast-growing development in recent years, but compared to Europe, it is still in its infancy on the whole and related policy mechanisms in various countries of Asia remain to be improved. ( ...


  • Waste-to-Energy Facilities Required to Comply with Environmental Laws, says Briones

    Ruth P Briones, Chairman and CEO of Greenergy Solutions Inc, and Convenor of Zero Waste Philippines’ Forum said that any Material Recovery and Energy Facility (MREF) or Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facilities to be installed in the Philippines should strictly comply with the country’s Clean Air Act and other environmental laws, and not to employ waste conversion technologies that produce ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • Trio of Energy Lawyers Join Baker Botts L.L.P; Bolster Firm`s Reputation as `Go-To` Law Firm for Energy Industry

    A trio of leading energy lawyers has joined Baker Botts L.L.P. in New York and Houston, bolstering the firm's reputation as the go-to law firm in the energy industry for resolving complex legal problems.     William S. Lamb and Michael W.E. Didriksen of New York and Thomas J. Moore of ...


    By Baker Botts L.L.P

  • Research and Markets: The Book `Environmental and Energy Law` Will Be Useful to All Those Working or Studying in the Environmental or Energy Arena

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dwhpqj/environmental_and) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Environmental and Energy Law" to their offering. Environmental & Energy Law attempts to bridge the knowledge gap between legal ...


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