Monthly Archives: February 2009

EPA to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

According to the Wall Street Journal, the EPA is set to rule that carbon dioxide represents a danger to the public and issue regulations curbing the emissions: Carol Browner, special adviser to the president on climate change and energy, said in an interview … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change

Budget Adjustment Bill Being Debated – Budget Bill to be Introduced by Governor

The Joint Committee on Finance is currently discussing Governor Jim Doyle’s “stimulus” or pre-budget bill (Senate Bill 62). The Joint Finance Committee is likely going to pass the bill today (Tuesday). Both the Assembly and the Senate are expected to … Continue reading

Posted in General

Regional Cap-and-Trade Program Challenged in Court

A New York-based energy company, Indeck Corinth, has sued the Governor of New York and the state’s Environmental Protection Agency over their decision to enter into a regional cap-and-trade program with nine other Northeastern states without obtaining the Legislature’s approval.

Posted in Climate Change

Company Proposes $10 Billion Transmission Line for Wind Power

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an in-depth article today discussing a proposed $10 billion transmission line that would bring wind power to Wisconsin. According to the article: At 765,000 volts, the lines would carry two to six times as much … Continue reading

Posted in Renewable Energy

EPA Reverses Course – Withdraws Appeal of Case Invalidating the Clean Air Mercury Rule

Last week, the EPA filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court withdrawing its appeal of an appellate court decision, New Jersey v. EPA, striking down the Bush administration’s Clean Air Mercury Rule. 

Posted in Clean Air Act

Reports Question Projected Costs of California's Climate Change Regulations

During this economic downturn it appears that groups are more closely analyzing the economic impacts of implementing cap-and-trade and other related climate change policies.

Posted in Climate Change