Energy use in the world is at an all time high and there has never been a more important time to evaluate the role of alternative forms of energy. New automobiles that use hybrid, battery or fuel cell technologies have been in the planning stages with many advancing quickly toward market viability and introduction. Solar, wind and nuclear powered energy technologies are once again becoming viable energy options. Miller Cole is at the forefront of these changes. We develop strong government support for cutting edge technologies and R&D proposals, for our clients.
Miller Cole assists for profit and non profit organizations identify and pursue appropriate funding avenues for their R&D, demonstration, and training agendas.
Miller Cole's experts have 20 years of experience developing innovative strategies for product positioning through identification and tracking of proposed legislation and regulatory requirements and appealing to key regulatory decision makers with alternative program strategies to the benefit of our clients. Miller Cole has a well-established network of decision makers, which enables us to quickly decipher fact from fluff in advancing the interests of our clients. We were at the forefront of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Electric Utility Deregulation, representing mega suppliers of clean electricity.
Miller Cole's Partners have an extensive depth of experience in negotiating with EPA and achieving outstanding success for our clients.
Miller Cole's collective experience at EPA, overseeing the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and subsequent rulemakings encompasses all of the agency's recent rules on mobile and stationary emissions issues including Climate Change, Cap and Trade issues,. gasoline and diesel as well as its various rules regulating emissions of volatile organic compounds from paints and coatings.
Negotiated with the California Air Resources Board and US EPA to grant Clean Air Act Credits for PremAir® and Englehard corporation (BASF). The PremAir® catalyst coating on an automotive radiator converts ozone to oxygen as ozone laden ambient air passes over the radiator. The US EPA and California Air Resources Board has granted tailpipe emission credits to automotive manufacturers that install PremAir®. This was the first interpollutant trading credit allowed under the Clean Air Act. All new Volvo radiators are now coated with PremAir® and other manufacturers soon followed.
Miller Cole is well positioned to work with clients on negotiation of the challenging stationary emissions rules currently being debated in Congress and the next tranche of fuel economy and mobile emissions rules.
Miller Cole has an exceptional record of success in working with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in negotiation and development of Clean Air Act credits for advanced technologies that have enabled automakers to comply with PZEV and ZEV mandates and created marketplace advantage, as well as reduced compliance costs for our clients.
Miller Cole represents clients before U.S. EPA CARB and CAL EPA on the various rules calling for more stringent emissions standards from gasoline to diesel, coatings and paints as well as numerous energy efficiency proposals that will impact the chemicals and plastics industries. We have the experience and relationships to negotiate deployment of market-based initiatives, using regulatory negotiations, and reaching consensus with environmentalists, industry, and state officials to position our clients for sustainable success.
Miller Cole has participated on several key Federal Advisory Committees and debated major environmental amendments including, for example: the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) which is currently undergoing reauthorization, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Superfund (CERCLA), Clean Air Act Amendments, Clean Water Act, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Clean Fuels legislation, Flexible Fuels legislation, EPA’s Common Sense Initiative, Global Climate Change, and the President’s Sustainable Development Committee; to name a few.
Companies and organizations across every economic sector in the United States and throughout the world are confronted with increased pressure to address climate change. Regulatory programs are emerging and evolving at the international, federal and state levels that are increasingly calling for action. After Copenhagen, many questions remain and new questions have emerged. Job development is the primary concern in the U.S. and new proposed regulatory actions are being reconsidered by Congress, Miller Cole is well positioned to represent clients in the stationary emissions debate offering viable solutions, based on market realities, as we successfully accomplished during the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
The rate and manner of response to climate change have quickly become the new measures of corporate environmental performance and social responsibility. Businesses that take a strategic and proactive approach to climate change, whether voluntarily or compliance-based, will most likely gain a competitive advantage over those that modify practices reactively.
MILLER COLE has worked with clients to further develop their climate change strategy and product portfolio and successfully intervened in the regulatory and congressional process to position them for future success.