Monthly Climate Change Briefing: January 2020

January 13, 2020 4:00 pm — 4:30 pm

Staying on top of the legal and policy developments in the climate change arena is no small task. As a special service to our members, the Environmental Law Institute provides a series of monthly conference calls with national experts on climate law and policy to keep you up to date and to answer your questions.


Topics addressed in this month's call:

  • TCI draft MOU announcement
  • The Metro Kansas City Climate Action Coalition put together a guide that identifies actions across different sectors that governments in the region can take to act on climate change and reduce carbon pollution
  • The FERC Order for PJM will have a big impact on state clean energy standards
  • CT DOEE announced that Vineyard Wind was selected to provide 14% of the stat's electricity via offshore wind power by 2025--the largest purchase of renewable energy in the state's history
  • CA unveils state's version of its own Green New Deal
  • MA electric vehicle rebate program extended at least through Dec. 2021
  • NY announces that its last coal-fired power plant could close as early as March 2020
  • Bill up for consideration in NH would require educating students on climate change and resilience
  • MD Gov. Hogan planning to submit expansion to Clean and Renewable Energy Standard on first day of new legislative session
  • New proposed NEPA regulations and their climate implications
  • New draft legislation developed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • The New York v. Exxon decision

James Bradbury, Mitigation Program Director, Georgetown Climate Center
Michael B. Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates

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