Friday, August 29, 2014
by Regina Cline
The Regional Greenhouse Gas
Initiative will hold its 25th auction of carbon dioxide emissions allowances
As covered in a June 6 Energy and
Climate Report article, the
previous auction resulted in a price of an allowance hitting a new high of
The results of the auction, which
was held two days after the Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules to
limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, were highly
anticipated because RGGI is considered as a possible model for state compliance
with the federal rules.
A total of $90.6 million was raised
from the auction by the nine RGGI states:
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Argument for Keystone XL on Agenda
The Nebraska Supreme Court is
expected to hear oral argument Sept. 5 in a lawsuit by three landowners who are
challenging the routing of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
As covered in a June 27 article, the
landowners argue that a new state statute that established the process for
selecting the pipeline route through Nebraska is unconstitutional and that a
district court ruling invalidating the statute should be upheld.
The Nebraska lawsuit has caused a
further delay in the pipeline’s sponsor—TransCanada Corp.’s—quest for a
to Hold Webinar
The Energy Department will hold a webinar Sept. 2
on "Building Re-tuning for Energy Efficiency." The webinar will
identify operational problems in large and small commercial building that lead
to wasted energy.
Climate, Energy Events
The Center for Strategic and
International Studies will hold an event Sept. 4
in Washington on "Electricity in Transition—Technologies, Markets &
Regulation." Cheryl LaFleur, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission, is among the key speakers.
The United States Energy Association
will hold a briefing Sept. 4
in Washington on "The Status and Challenges in CO2 Geological
Storage." Stefan Bachu, a scientist at Alberta Innovates–Technology
Futures, is the featured speaker.
The 2014 World Water Week on Energy and Water will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 5 in Stockholm. The forum, organized
by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), will focus on managing
growing demands for energy with scarce water resources.
As covered in an Aug. 28 article, during
the forum, the U.S. Water Partnership plans to launch on Sept. 2 a web-based
portal that will provide policymakers around the globe with data, maps and
links to vital water resources. The website will include links to information
ranging from sanitation and hygiene programs to recommendations on preparing
for and reacting to drought, floods and other climate-related events, the partnership
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