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Tuesday, July 7, 2009
U.S. Senate Formally Starts Work on Climate Bill -
The Senate ‘EPW’ Committee formerly launched the Senate’s effort to develop its own climate bill, hearing today from the heads of the EPA, DOE, USDA and DOI.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
U.S. Senate Starts to Move on Climate Bill July 7th -
The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee will hold its first hearing on a climate bill July 7th – the day after Congress returns from its 4th of July recess.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Prospects for Senate Climate Bill Passage Increases with Franken as US Senator -
Today the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Al Franken won the contested U.S. Senate race in Minnesota. If the ruling brings an end to seven months of challenges by Coleman, Franken would become the 60th member of the Senate Democratic caucus, a move that gives the party a filibuster-proof majority in the chamber, at least on paper.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Breaking News: House Passes ACES Bill -
Moments ago, in a historic vote, the House passed HR 2454, the American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009, after amending the bill with over 300 pages of changes made in the “Manager’s Amendment.”
Friday, June 26, 2009
House Votes Today on Historic Climate Bill - Enough Votes to Pass -
House leaders indicated this evening that they have enough votes to pass the ACES bill.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
House Vote on ACES Bill Tomorrow - Vote Count Close -
With a final draft bill yet to be formally released to legislators, lobbying and vote counting for tomorrow's vote is intense.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
House Agriculture Compromise Creates Confusion on ACES; Senate Schedules Deadline for Climate Bill -
As House climate bill watchers await release of amendment language on the Peterson-Waxman compromise, confusion reigns over public comments reportedly made today by Agriculture Committee Chair Colin Peterson that the agricultural industry is "exempt" from the federal cap.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Passage of House Climate Bill Likely with New Deal; Other Changes to Bill; EPA Analysis -
Paving the way for passage of the ACES bill this Friday, House Energy Commerce Chairman Waxman and House Agriculture Peterson announced a deal late Tuesday evening that reduce concerns by farm state Democrats. After weeks of negotiation, key elements of the agreement are:
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
House Vote on ACES Scheduled For this Friday -
In a dramatic move designed both to break the impasse on moving forward with a vote by the full House of Representatives on the American Clean Energy and Security Act and to assert her leadership over dissenting House Democrats, Speaker Pelosi has scheduled a vote on the bill for Friday of this week.  
Monday, June 22, 2009
House Vote Stalled on ACES Bill, New CBO Report, EPA 'Endangerment' Finding -
Despite aggressive efforts to negotiate an agreement over the weekend by House leaders and senior Obama Administration leaders, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and farm state Democrats are refusing to support a full House vote on HR 2454.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Prospects Dim for House Vote on ACES Next Week -
As of Friday evening, there is still no agreement between Waxman and Agriculture Committee Chair Peterson on agriculture concessions for rural electric co-ops and agricultural conservation practices. Speaker Pelosi and her senior staff have been involved in the closed door negotiations between Waxman, Markey and Peterson.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
House to Vote as Soon as Next Week on Waxman Bill; Senate Gears Up; Senate Committee Passes Energy Bill -
Battle Emerges On Next Week’s House Vote on Climate Bill House Democratic leaders are attempting to move HR 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), to a full vote by the House by next Friday with debate beginning as soon as next Tuesday. Negotiations between two of the House’s most influential committee chairs will determine whether or not the House vote will occur next week or be delayed until after July 6 when the House returns from its Fourth of July recess.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Indian Hydro VCUs for Sale -
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Midwestern Governors Release Recommendations for 6 State Cap-and-Trade Program -
The six-state, one-province Midwestern Governors Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord (MGGGRA) released recommendations of its advisory group yesterday for a regional cap-and-trade plan, but emphasized its preference to be pre-empted by the a federal cap & trade system
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
VCS 2007 Issued VERs - Small Hydro, India - Looking for Bid -
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Waxman Committee Passes Federal Greenhouse Gas and Energy Bill -
Just a few minutes ago, the House Energy and Commerce Committee successfully passed the “American Clean Energy and Security Act” (HR 2454) with 33 supporting the bill and 25 opposing the bill.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Vote on W-M Bill Today after 6pm; Update on Amendments -
Rep. Waxman’s House Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to successfully pass its climate change legislation early this evening. Chairman Waxman continues to maintain the 30 vote majority to pass the bill out of committee.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Waxman Bill Expected to Pass Committee and Go to Full House for Vote -
Moving Quickly Toward Passage The House Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to approve the Waxman-Markey climate bill late Thursday night or Friday. From there it will go to a full vote by the House this summer.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Developments in Washington DC for Tuesday 5/19 & Wed. Morning 5/20 -
Rep. Waxman continues to move the climate bill through his committee – full committee vote expected Thursday. Demonstrating that he has the 30 votes to successfully pass the bill out of his committee, most votes yesterday on amendments had at least 30 Democrats voting with the Chairman. 
Monday, May 18, 2009
Obama to Announce GHG Tailpipe and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Cars and Light Trucks -
Tomorrow morning (Tuesday) the Obama Administration will announce new tailpipe CO2 emission standards for new vehicles, establishing the first-ever U.S. regulation for greenhouse gas emissions.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Major Changes to the Waxman-Markey "American Clean Energy Security Act." -
Last Friday afternoon, Rep. Waxman released a revised climate and energy bill. The bill's revisions reflect several weeks of intense negotiation between liberal and moderate Democrats as well as industry.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Waxman Releases Revised Draft of Climate Change Bill -
Rep. Henry Waxman just released his revised draft of his climate and energy bill.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Just Released: Waxman Proposed Allowance Allocation -
The following outline for allocation of carbon allowances was just released by Rep. Henry Waxman’s House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Waxman Announces Compromise Elements of House Climate Bill -
Tuesday evening House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman announced that Committee Democrats have reached an agreement on major sticking points to the comprehensive energy and climate change bill.
Monday, May 11, 2009
US VCS Forestry Carbon Offer -
Friday, May 8, 2009
Waxman GHG Bill Update - Compromises on Allowances and 2020 Target - New Draft to be Released Next Week -
As part of CantorCO2e’s ongoing issue tracking on greenhouse gas developments for our clients, we share the following general update on Congressional efforts to pass a greenhouse gas bill:
Monday, May 4, 2009
No Deal Yet on U.S. Climate Bill - Delay Expected on Mark Up - President Obama Steps In -
CantorCO2e has been actively advising and helping our clients engage in Congressional negotiations on the Waxman-Markey climate bill as extended negotiations have allowed opportunity for additional input by affected companies ahead of a key vote on the bill.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Negotiations Underway to Modify Waxman-Markey GHG Bill; Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Regulates Supply Chain -
CantorCO2e is providing advice to our clients and supporting their actions on two major developments this week:
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
60-Day Clock Starts on Draft EPA Rule On Greenhouse Gas Reporting; Draft EPA Endangerment Finding Immanent -
Friday’s Federal Register Notice Starts a 60-Day Public Comment Period on Federal GHG Reporting Rule
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
U.S. Senate to Take Up House Version of Cap-and-Trade Bill -
Instead of pursuing a separate climate bill in the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today that the Senate will take up the House legislation that was released yesterday in draft form.
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