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State Net Capitol Journal: Renewable Energy Offsets Collapse Of Coal
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by State Net

The U.S. coal industry has endured a precipitous decline in recent years. A Duke University study indicated that the industry shed 49,530 jobs between 2008 and 2012. U.S. renewable energy, meanwhile, has surged. The Duke study found that wind and solar... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: CAISO Board of Governors Adopts Framework to Permit Market Participation by Aggregated Distributed Resources
Posted on 28 Jul 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On July 16, 2015, the California Independent System Operator Corporation’s (“CAISO”) Board of Governors approved a new proposal (the “Proposal”) that will allow aggregated distributed energy resources to participate in the... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: Edison International Using Rooftop Solar to Help Modernize It's Grid
Posted on 4 Jun 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Jeffery R. Atkin and Annie Y. Tsai SunEdison, Inc. has secured 20-year power purchase contracts with Southern California Edison to build 33 megawatts of rooftop arrays on industrial buildings in Southern California. Once the rooftop arrays are complete... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: California District Court Affirms FERC’s Jurisdiction in Barclays Civil Penalty Case
Posted on 27 May 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On May 20, 2015, the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of California (“District Court”) upheld FERC’s decision that it had jurisdiction over Barclays Bank PLC and four traders (collectively, “Barclays”) for allegedly... Read More

Troutman Sanders: DOI and DOE Release 'Roadmap' for Solar Energy Development
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by Troutman Sanders

On July 27, 2012, the Department of the Interior ("DOI") Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") and the Department of Energy ("DOE") announced the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement ("PEIS"... Read More

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Finds BPA and WAPA to be in Breach of Contract
Posted on 16 May 2012 by Troutman Sanders

On May 2, 2012, United States Federal Court of Claims issued a ruling in Case Nos. 07-157C and 07-167, holding that the Bonneville Power Administration ("BPA") and the Western Area Power Administration ("WAPA") are in breach of a present... Read More

Recent California Decisions Favor Solar Developers Over Environment
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

By Laura Mulry, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School April 2011 was an eventful month for massive solar projects in California and their unlikely opponent: the desert tortoise. As climate change, overpopulation, and development place... Read More

Western Group: U.S. Supreme Court Must Hear Mining Case
Posted on 11 Oct 2012 by William Perry Pendley

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A 117-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members on Oct. 5 urged the Supreme Court of the United States to hear a ruling by a badly fractured en banc panel of the U.S. Court... Read More

California Energy Group Defends Oil and Gas Leasing
Posted on 8 Jul 2013 by William Perry Pendley

DENVER - A California nonprofit, non-partisan trade association that represents some 450 independent crude oil and natural gas producers, royalty owners, and service and supply companies on Juje 25 filed its brief with a California federal district court... Read More

California Miner Appeals Denial of Attorneys' Fees
Posted on 30 Jan 2013 by William Perry Pendley

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A California miner who won the right to engage in placer mining on his claim in the mountains of northern California after a February 2007 ruling by the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) on Jan. 24 appealed the... Read More