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Transferred Emissions Are Still Emissions: Why Fossil Fuel Asset Sales Need Enhanced Transparency And Carbon Accounting, Jack Arnold, Martin Lockman, Perrine Toledano, Martin Dietrich Brauch, Shraman Sen, Michael Burger May 2023

Transferred Emissions Are Still Emissions: Why Fossil Fuel Asset Sales Need Enhanced Transparency And Carbon Accounting, Jack Arnold, Martin Lockman, Perrine Toledano, Martin Dietrich Brauch, Shraman Sen, Michael Burger

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

In a widely reported trend, the “Oil Supermajors” — BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Eni, ExxonMobil, Shell, and TotalEnergies — are selling off many upstream fossil fuel assets.

Selling these assets to entities that will continue producing and selling the fossil fuel resources does not necessarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the supermajors have used these asset sales to support claims that they are making progress toward reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Emissions reporting frameworks allow companies to conflate the apparent emissions reductions from asset sales with direct reductions from efficiency improvements and asset retirements. In doing so, they hinder the ability …


Public-Private Partnerships And Smart Growth: A Legislative Tool Kit For Public- Infrastructure Projects, Emma Lagle Jan 2020

Public-Private Partnerships And Smart Growth: A Legislative Tool Kit For Public- Infrastructure Projects, Emma Lagle

Pace Environmental Law Review

No abstract provided.


How Clean Is Clean?: An Analysis On The Difference Between The Affordable Clean Energy Rule And The Clean Power Plan And Why States Should Adhere To Stricter Emissions Standards, Katherine Mccormick Jan 2020

How Clean Is Clean?: An Analysis On The Difference Between The Affordable Clean Energy Rule And The Clean Power Plan And Why States Should Adhere To Stricter Emissions Standards, Katherine Mccormick

Pace Environmental Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Study On Carbon Emission Reduction Systems, Mingde Cao Nov 2017

A Comparative Study On Carbon Emission Reduction Systems, Mingde Cao

Dissertations & Theses

The overwhelming majority of scientists have concluded that global warming is unequivocal. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) fifth report in 2013 concluded that the challenge of climate disruption to human beings is even more imperative than the previous report claimed, and that anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions have extremely likely been the dominant causes of the observed global warming since the mid-20th century.

Anthropogenic GHGs emissions have many implications, including more intensive, extreme meteorological events, spreading of diseases, and threatening human health and life. Climate change also causes injustice in human society because of the dislocation of the …


Developing An International Carbon Tax Regime, Steven Specht Aug 2015

Developing An International Carbon Tax Regime, Steven Specht

Steven Specht

As atmospheric CO2 remains in the range of 400 ppm, it is necessary to find new international coordination to deal with climate change. The best way forward is an international regime of harmonized domestic carbon taxes. By agreeing to a minimum amount of taxation on domestic, point-source producers, money can be set aside for adaptation costs and alternative means of energy production. Finally, such a plan will overcome the problem of non-participation of countries in agreements like the Kyoto Protocol. As this is a treaty dealing with economics and trade, countries can place taxes on imports of non-participatory countries under …


Slides: Details Of The Regulatory Framework: Air Quality Regulation Of Oil And Gas Development, Olivia D. Lucas Jun 2014

Slides: Details Of The Regulatory Framework: Air Quality Regulation Of Oil And Gas Development, Olivia D. Lucas

Water and Air Quality Issues in Oil and Gas Development: The Evolving Framework of Regulation and Management (Martz Summer Conference, June 5-6)

Presenter: Olivia D. Lucas, Esq., Counsel, Faegre Baker Daniels

22 slides


A Step By Step Look At Uarg V. Epa: A New Layer Of Greenhouse Gas Regulation, Kevin O. Leske Jan 2014

A Step By Step Look At Uarg V. Epa: A New Layer Of Greenhouse Gas Regulation, Kevin O. Leske

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


An Overview Of This Issue: Climate Change In 2009, Perry Wallace Oct 2012

An Overview Of This Issue: Climate Change In 2009, Perry Wallace

Perry Wallace

No abstract provided.


Slides: Envirofit: Making The World Fit For Humanity, Jessica Alderman Sep 2012

Slides: Envirofit: Making The World Fit For Humanity, Jessica Alderman

2012 Energy Justice Conference and Technology Exposition (September 17-18)

Presenter: Jessica Alderman, Director, ENVIROFIT

15 slides


Playing Without Aces: Offset And The Limits Of Flexibility Under Clean Air Act Climate Policy, Nathan D. Richardson Jul 2012

Playing Without Aces: Offset And The Limits Of Flexibility Under Clean Air Act Climate Policy, Nathan D. Richardson

Faculty Publications

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to move ahead with regulation of greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Previous work has indicated that basic forms of compliance flexibility—trading—appear to be legally permissible under section III of the CAA. This Article takes a close look at more expansive and ambitious types of flexibility: trading between different kinds of sources, biomass co-firing, and above all, offsets. It concludes that most types of such extended flexibility are either legally incompatible with the CAA, or so legally problematic that EPA is unlikely to adopt them. This has important implications …


Energy (In)Efficiency In The Local Food Movement: Food For Thought, Lauren B. Kaplin Jan 2012

Energy (In)Efficiency In The Local Food Movement: Food For Thought, Lauren B. Kaplin

Lauren Kaplin

“Eating local” is a growing trend in the American food system, with environmentalists and foodies alike advocating for shorter food transportation distances from farm to table (the average in the United States is about 1,500 miles ). Not only have local food systems gained followers through farmer’s markets, locally sourced restaurants, and community supported agriculture (“CSA”) enterprises, but the locavore trend has begun to gain momentum on Capitol Hill as well: various federal and state programs support local food initiatives, the United States Department of Agriculture (the “USDA”) has published materials considering the impact of going local, and the Obamas …


Playing Without Aces: Offsets And The Limits Of Flexibility Under Clean Air Act Climate Policy, Nathan D. Richardson Jan 2011

Playing Without Aces: Offsets And The Limits Of Flexibility Under Clean Air Act Climate Policy, Nathan D. Richardson

Nathan D Richardson

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to move ahead with regulation of greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Previous work has indicated that basic forms of compliance flexibility—trading—appear to be legally permissible under the relevant part (Section 111) of the CAA. This paper takes a close look at more expansive and ambitious types of flexibility: trading between different kinds of sources, biomass co-firing, and, above all, offsets. It concludes that most types of such extended flexibility are either legally incompatible with the CAA, or so legally problematic that EPA is unlikely to adopt them. This has …


Slides: Shale And Air Quality: The View From The Other Side, Jeremy Nichols Nov 2010

Slides: Shale And Air Quality: The View From The Other Side, Jeremy Nichols

Shale Plays in the Intermountain West: Legal and Policy Issues (November 12)

Presenter: Jeremy Nichols, Climate & Energy Program Director, WildEarth Guardians, Denver, CO

18 slides


Slides: Costs And Benefits Of Oil Shale Development, James T. Bartis Feb 2010

Slides: Costs And Benefits Of Oil Shale Development, James T. Bartis

The Promise and Peril of Oil Shale Development (February 5)

Presenter: James T. Bartis, Senior Policy Researcher, Rand Corporation

21 slides


Assessing Offset Quality In The Clean Development Mechanism, The Offset Quality Initiative Jan 2010

Assessing Offset Quality In The Clean Development Mechanism, The Offset Quality Initiative

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Industry Cries Foul To Epa’S Attempt To Regulate Ghg Emissions Using The Clean Air Act, William J. Walsh, Mark A. Erman Jan 2010

Industry Cries Foul To Epa’S Attempt To Regulate Ghg Emissions Using The Clean Air Act, William J. Walsh, Mark A. Erman

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


An Overview Of This Issue: Climate Change In 2009, Perry Wallace Jan 2009

An Overview Of This Issue: Climate Change In 2009, Perry Wallace

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Evolving U.S. Clean Tech: Legislative Trends, Ursula Kazarian Jan 2009

Evolving U.S. Clean Tech: Legislative Trends, Ursula Kazarian

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Courts As Champions Of Sustainable Development: Lessons From East Africa, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Collins Odote Jan 2009

Courts As Champions Of Sustainable Development: Lessons From East Africa, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Collins Odote

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


The International Court Of Justice’S Treatment Of “Sustainable Development”And Implications For Argentina V. Uruguay, Lauren Trevisan Jan 2009

The International Court Of Justice’S Treatment Of “Sustainable Development”And Implications For Argentina V. Uruguay, Lauren Trevisan

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Slides: Global Warming And The Endangered Species Act, Kieran Suckling Jun 2008

Slides: Global Warming And The Endangered Species Act, Kieran Suckling

Shifting Baselines and New Meridians: Water, Resources, Landscapes, and the Transformation of the American West (Summer Conference, June 4-6)

Presenter: Kieran Suckling, Center for Biological Diversity

15 slides


Climate Change And The States: Constitutional Issues Arising From State Climate Protection Leadership, Robert K. Huffman, Jonathan M. Weisgall Jan 2008

Climate Change And The States: Constitutional Issues Arising From State Climate Protection Leadership, Robert K. Huffman, Jonathan M. Weisgall

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Action On Global Warming: Making Room For Tribal Governments In The New Kind Of Wedge Issue, Dean B. Suagee Mar 2007

Action On Global Warming: Making Room For Tribal Governments In The New Kind Of Wedge Issue, Dean B. Suagee

The Climate of Environmental Justice: Taking Stock (March 16-17)

Presenter: Dean B. Suagee, Of Counsel, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker LLP, Washington, D.C.

1 page.


Climate Justice: The Next Movement [Outline], Richard J. Lazarus Mar 2007

Climate Justice: The Next Movement [Outline], Richard J. Lazarus

The Climate of Environmental Justice: Taking Stock (March 16-17)

Presenter: Richard J. Lazarus, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

2 pages.


Climate Changes And The Poorest Nations: Further Reflections On Global Inequality, Ruth Gordon Mar 2007

Climate Changes And The Poorest Nations: Further Reflections On Global Inequality, Ruth Gordon

The Climate of Environmental Justice: Taking Stock (March 16-17)

Presenter: Ruth Gordon, Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law

3 pages.


The Development Of Biofuels Within The Context Of The Global Water Crisis, Sara Hughes, Lena Partzsch, Joanne Gaskell Jan 2007

The Development Of Biofuels Within The Context Of The Global Water Crisis, Sara Hughes, Lena Partzsch, Joanne Gaskell

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Preparing For The Day After Tomorrow: Frameworks For Climate Change Adaptation, Ira R. Feldman, Joshua H. Kahan Jan 2007

Preparing For The Day After Tomorrow: Frameworks For Climate Change Adaptation, Ira R. Feldman, Joshua H. Kahan

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


The Long Time Scales Of Human-Caused Climate Warming: Further Challenges For The Global Policy Process, Jerry D. Mahlman Jun 2003

The Long Time Scales Of Human-Caused Climate Warming: Further Challenges For The Global Policy Process, Jerry D. Mahlman

Water, Climate and Uncertainty: Implications for Western Water Law, Policy, and Management (Summer Conference, June 11-13)

28 pages.

"Jerry D. Mahlman, Senior Research Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research"

"Presented at the Pew Center Workshop on The Timing of Climate Change Policies, The Westin Grand Hotel, Washington, DC, October 10-12, 2001"

"Cite As: Mahlman, J.D. 2001. The Long Time Scales of Human-Caused Climate Warming: Further Challenges for the Global Policy Process. Pew Center Workshop on the Timing of Climate Change Policies, October 10-12, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Arlington, VA."


Climate Change: The Next Dimension, Lakshman Guruswamy Jan 2000

Climate Change: The Next Dimension, Lakshman Guruswamy

Publications

No abstract provided.