Instituting a carbon dioxide tax is a more efficient way of controlling carbon dioxide emissions than cap-and-trade approaches, according to a new report from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office.
A group — made up of almost 50 American and European pension funds, state and local comptrollers, financial firms and foundations that control some $1.75 trillion in total assets — has agreed to funnel close to $10 billion toward enhancing energy efficiency and encouraging green technology.
The U.S. government should speed up its plans to increase vehicle fuel efficiency and needs to act on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.
Attorneys in the high-profile Supreme Court case over a $2.5 billion punitive damages award for the Exxon Valdez spill will each get an extra 15 minutes to argue their points.
Two Democratic lawmakers have asked U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to deny the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s support for a controversial energy project controlled by the Russian government, saying it is in the national interest to do so.
State and federal regulators say they will assemble a collaborative dialogue about the transition to a smart electric grid, FERC announced Thursday.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has amended its regulations to reduce the number of radiation monitoring reports to nuclear power plant workers and to exempt certain containers in these facilities from labeling requirements.
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would channel $350 million to revive the Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields program to clean and rebuild abandoned industrial sites.
With plans to reopen a controversial copper plant in El Paso, Texas, hanging in the balance, major creditors of bankrupt Asarco LLC want a court to quash moves by the city to lift the automatic stay shielding it from litigation.
A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee marked up a bill Wednesday that would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to continue funding clean diesel projects as part of environmental enforcement settlements.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently released a report showing that power- and energy-intensive industrial sectors have shown a better than expected but still uneven improvement in reducing greenhouse gas intensity since 2002.
After a fight lasting more than a decade, a U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge has determined the U.S. government must reimburse Shell Oil Co., Union Oil Company of California, Atlantic Richfield Company and Texaco Inc. for the costs of cleaning up World War II aviation gas waste byproducts.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced Monday that it is creating a climate change practice group, to be headed by former New York Governor George Pataki and former New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner John P. Cahill.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has preliminarily found that a proposed 500-mile natural gas pipeline that would stretch across several southern states can be constructed in an environmentally sound manner should its builder implement certain recommended features.
Los Alamos National Laboratory was hit with a lawsuit Thursday by several conservation groups, which allege that the lab has contaminated surface and groundwater on its property by dumping toxic waste.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D.-Calif.) has subpoenaed documents related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision in December to reject the state of California's request to adopt strict greenhouse gas emissions standards for automobiles.
An appeals court has struck down a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the mercury emissions of coal- and oil-fired power plants through a cap-and-trade system rather than subjecting the facilities to a stricter provision of federal law.
Oil giant Chevron USA Inc. is urging a federal court to compel arbitration and suspend a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by a Texas biodiesel plant's majority investors, who claim the company reneged on a promise to provide unlimited financial support to its green energy project.
As the case over a $2.5 billion punitive damages award for the Exxon Valdez spill heads to the Supreme Court, victims of the environmental disaster have launched a campaign to exert public pressure on Exxon Mobil Corp.
A BP Plc subsidiary has agreed to a $187 million Superfund settlement for the cleanup of sites along the Clark Fork River in southwestern Montana, bringing a tentative end to suits brought by both federal and state governments.