The Climate Report

The Climate Report is a periodic newsletter that examines some of the topics affecting the field of climate change.

In this issue:

U.S. Regulatory Developments

"New Climate Change Proposals Circulating in Senate"

"DOE and FERC Press Forward on Smart Grid Technologies"

"U.S. EPA Issues Final Endangerment Findings for Greenhouse Gases"

"California Releases Preliminary Draft Cap and Trade Program"


Climate Change Issues for Management

"Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Actions Trigger Additional Scrutiny of Climate Change" "Disclosure Obligations in Securities Filings"


Carbon Market Transactions

"Brownfields Provide Renewable Energy Development Opportunities"

"Real Estate Portfolios Provide Opportunities for Solar Development Deals"


Tools for the Carbon Market

"Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Obligation Takes Effect, as U.S. EPA Considers Expanding Scope of Rule"

"RECs Allow Generators of Renewable Energy to Extract Market Value"

"Carbon Markets Reflect Decrease in Value of Carbon Credits"

"Northeastern States Sign Low-Carbon Fuel Pact"


Climate Change Litigation

"Fifth Circuit Allows Climate Change Tort Claims to Proceed Against Industry, While One Federal District Court Does Not"

"Industry Group Files Challenge to U.S. EPA's Endangerment Finding"


Climate Change Regulation Beyond the U.S.

"Copenhagen Summit Fails to Produce New Global Climate Change Treaty"

"China Pledges to Reduce Carbon Intensity and Other Voluntary Approaches"

"Carbon Capture and Geological Storage in the EU"