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Kerry Shea

Kerry Shea practices in the fields of environmental permitting, counseling, compliance and litigation. She advises clients on project development, financing, environmental due diligence and permit issues, and also assists them in negotiations with governmental agencies. Kerry focuses on independent power producing facilities, including renewable energy facilities with geothermal, wind, biomass, landfill gas and solar components. She also frequently handles the environmental aspects of telecommunications projects.

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Auction Today, Results Monday (part of the California Cap and Trade Program)

Posted in California, Cap and Trade, Climate Change, Litigation, Renewables
Get your auction here!  Today is the day. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is holding an auction of greenhouse gas allowances for use in the California cap and trade program today, November 14, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m (PST).  It is CARB’s first auction and all eyes are on California to see … Continue Reading

California’s Cap and Trade Allowances Auction: Canary in a Coal Mine

Posted in California, Cap and Trade, Climate Change
California holds its first Cap and Trade Allowances auction on Wednesday November 14, 2012.   Some see this as a make-or-break time, the test case to see if a Cap and Trade program for greenhouse gas emission allowances can get off the ground.  The first auction was originally scheduled for August 2012.  Some industry groups are … Continue Reading

California’s Cap and Trade Allowances Auction: Canary in a Coal Mine

Posted in California, Environmental Quality, Renewables
California holds its first Cap and Trade Allowances auction on Wednesday November 14, 2012.   Some see this as a make-or-break time, the test case to see if a Cap and Trade program for greenhouse gas emission allowances can get off the ground.  The first auction was originally scheduled for August 2012.  Some industry groups are … Continue Reading

First Auction of Greenhouse Gas Emission Allowances Delayed by California Air Resources Board

Posted in Federal, Renewables
Important news from the California Air Resources Board. Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, announced at a state Senate panel yesterday that the first auction of greenhouse gas emission allowances would be delayed by 3 months and held in November.  This makes sense as no protocols regarding how the auction would be conducted have … Continue Reading

First Auction of Greenhouse Gas Emission Allowances Delayed by California Air Resources Board

Posted in California, Cap and Trade, Climate Change
Important news from the Air Resources Board. Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, announced at a state Senate panel yesterday that the first auction of greenhouse gas emission allowances would be delayed by 3 months and held in November.  This makes sense as no protocols regarding how the auction would be conducted … Continue Reading

Low Carbon Fuel Standard – Unconstitutional!

Posted in Cap and Trade, Climate Change, Federal
On December 29, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California (Fresno) issued a series of orders ruling that California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (“LCFS”) is unconstitutional as it violates the Commerce Clause in the U.S. Constitution.  The LCFS regulations are a part of California’s attempts to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions to … Continue Reading