Tag Archives: cap-and-trade

Green Building Guide to Waxman-Markey

[Today’s post is a collaborative effort with Shari Shapiro highlighting green building provisions in the Waxman-Markey bill. You didn’t think I was going to read through a thousand page bill all by myself, did you? I have also made the article available as a white paper for download since it is a bit long.] Green … Continue Reading

Cap and Trade Passes First Major Hurdle

The first step toward implementation of a nationwide cap and trade program has occurred.  On Thursday, May 21, 2009, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a comprehensive clean energy bill that includes a strict limit on global warming pollution:  The 33 to 25 vote was a major victory for House Democrats, who had softened … Continue Reading

GLBU Prediction 2009: It’s All About the Retrofit

"Green" was the buzz word in 2008.  In 2009, Green Building Law Update predicts that green buzz words will become more nuanced and the focus will be on "energy efficiency," "retrofits," and "existing buildings."  I don’t mind making this prediction because it is not much of a stretch.  There are three factors that will contribute … Continue Reading