New Journal: San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law

The University of San Diego School of Law has published the inaugural issue of the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law. $27 per issue.

San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law

http://www.sandiego.edu/law/news/blogs_publications/publications/journals/climate/

Table of Contents of Volume 1, 2009

Ist Annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium: Federal Preemption or State Prerogative: California inteh Face of National Climate Policy  –  Richard Lazarus

Energy Efficiency and Federalism – Ann Carlson

State Greenhouse Gas Regulation, Federal Climate Change Legislation, and the Preemption Sword – William Buzbee

The History of State Action in the Environmental Realm: A Presumption Against Preemption in Climate Change Law – Victor Flatt

Regional Climate Regulation: From State Competition to State Collaboration – Lesley McAllister

Decentralizing Cap and Trade? The Question of State Stringency – Alice Kaswan

The Clean Water Act and Power Plant Cooling Water Intake Structrures – John Minan

Climate Law and Policy in North America: Prospects for Regionalism – Neil Craik and Joseph Dimento

Climate Adaption and Federalism: Mapping the Issues – Daniel Farber

China Greentech Report 2009

The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and PriceWaterhouseCoopers have released the “China Greentech Report 2009”

http://www.amcham-shanghai.org/AmChamPortal/Committees/CommitteeSubCategoryStory.aspx?ID=460&CommitteeID=27&SubCategoryID=208&WT.mc_id=100285

From the Executive Summary:

This report is the culmination of an open source, collaborative research process, started in 2008 and concluded in August 2009, which has involved literally several hundred people in China and around the world. This process combined a dedicated strategic research team with ongoing and significant input from the Initiative’s partners and strategic advisors. The research process included the collection and consolidation of data from a wide range of Chinese and English language external sources; conducting of interviews with partners, strategic advisors and other industry experts; and in-depth analysis o fteh market. based on this research and considerable rounds of interaction with partners and strategic advisors, the Initiative developed key findings included in this report.

The China Greentech Report 2009 is the culmination of an open source, commercial collaboration of over 80 of the world’s leading technology companies, entrepreneurs, investors, NGOs and policy advisors. These organizations joined the China Greentech Initiative to address many of the important questions facing those interested in participating in this complex, rapidly changing market:

How should one frame the greentech opportunities that exist in China?

What are the most important environmental issues impacting China and whatare the forces driving them?

 How has China’s government and the international regulatory communityresponded to these issues?

 Which existing and emerging greentech solutions are most attractive forChina in the short, medium and long terms?

What are the biggest challenges facing China’s greentech markets?

 How might stakeholders overcome these challenges in order to accelerate

China’s greentech market development?

Long titles of Chinese statutes

The International Energy Agency book “Cleaner Coal in China” has posted its annexes online. Annex III includes a list of Chinese  statutes related to renewable energy and environmental law. The Annex provides the full title of each statute in English and Chinese, in addition to information on the date of passage, entry into force, and the government organ that issued the law.  Because uniform translations of statutes are uncommon, having the dates and the decree numbers of the government bodies helps locate the full-text in English or Chinese of these laws in databases, such as LexisNexis China Law Database, IsinoLaw, LawInfoChina and Westlaw China. Let’s hope that all publications will provide such complete and useful bibliographic references to Chinese legislation.

Cleaner Coal in China http://www.iea.org/w/bookshop/add.aspx?id=355

Book Annexes: http://www.iea.org/Textbase/nppdf/free/2009/Coal_china2009_annexes.pdf