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Join Vinson & Elkins for our tenth annual seminar discussing timely topics surrounding unconventional oil and gas development.

Shale & Fracking Tracker

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October 15, 2020
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Environmental
Environmental

On August 3, 2020, the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (“PCAF”) released a draft standard outlining a proposed approach for global carbon accounting.

Environmental

September 24, 2020
Environmental
Environmental

As discussed in these two previous posts, EPA recently released two rules changing the volatile organic compound (“VOC”) and methane emissions requirements for new sources in the oil and gas sector, which alter or roll back some of the requirements put in place under the Obama administration (“Methane Rule”).

Environmental

September 21, 2020
Energy Evolution
Energy Evolution

The Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (“TCFD” or the “Task Force”) was established by the G-20 Financial Stability Board in 2015 to encourage the disclosure of consistent climate-related financial information.

Energy Evolution

September 15, 2020
Energy Evolution
Energy Evolution

In 2018, the 2° Investing Initiative (“2DII”) — an international, non-profit think tank working to align financial markets and regulations with the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels — launched the Paris Agreement Capital Transition Assessment (“PACTA”) tool.

Energy Evolution

September 14, 2020
Energy Evolution
Energy Evolution

The European Union Taxonomy Regulation (the “Taxonomy”) entered into force on July 12, 2020, as part of the European Commission’s (the “Commission”) broader action plan on sustainable finance initiated in March 2018.

Energy Evolution

September 11, 2020
Energy Evolution
Energy Evolution

In June 2018, the International Maritime Organization (“IMO”) announced the adoption of an initial strategy to reduce total greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions attributable to the international shipping sector by at least 50% by 2050.

Energy Evolution

September 11, 2020
Environmental
Environmental

As discussed in this previous post, the federal government’s regulation of methane for the oil and gas industry — both from the Department of Interior on public land, and from EPA — continues to swing back and forth due to shifting agency positions in different administrations and lawsuits challenging those shifts.

Environmental

September 2, 2020
Environmental
Environmental

As discussed in this previous post, the federal government’s regulation of methane for the oil and gas industry — both from the Department of Interior on public land, and from EPA — continues to swing back and forth due to shifting agency positions in different administrations and lawsuits challenging those shifts.

Environmental

August 28, 2020
Energy Evolution
Energy Evolution

On July 22, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed a rule establishing Greenhouse Gas (“GHG”) emissions standards for larger civilian jet and turboprop aircraft. Civilian aircraft account for ten percent of U.S. transportation-related, and about three percent of U.S. total, GHG emissions.

Energy Evolution

August 13, 2020
Energy Evolution
Energy Evolution

Methane gas has been the subject of yo-yoing regulation—and regulatory roll-backs—over the past few years.

Energy Evolution

July 30, 2020
Energy Evolution
Energy Evolution

On June 29, 2020, the EPA issued an Addendum to its March 2020 COVID-19 Temporary Enforcement Policy (“Policy”) announcing that the Policy will terminate in its entirety on August 31, 2020.

Energy Evolution

July 6, 2020