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Duane Morris LLP: Electricity Policy Shifts Are Gaining Momentum In New York
Posted on 24 Mar 2015 by Duane Morris LLP

In what is likely to be a harbinger of changes to status quo retail electricity markets, services and grid planning, the New York State Public Service Commission (New York PSC) adopted a new policy framework that would significantly influence the development... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: New York Public Service Commission Staff Supports Continuation of Net Metering
Posted on 30 Sep 2015 by Duane Morris LLP

By statute, New York state utilities are required to offer net metering of electricity to generators of certain renewable energy resources, depending on the size of the project. Net metering means that, to the extent that there is surplus energy that... Read More

Babst Calland: New York’s Highest Court Upholds Right of Municipalities to Ban Oil and Gas Activities
Posted on 8 Jul 2014 by Babst Calland

By Michael C. Murphy Today the New York Court of Appeals issued an opinion affirming local zoning laws adopted by two upstate towns that prohibited oil and gas-related activities within their borders. Specifically, the Court ruled that there was nothing... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: New York Court of Appeals Upholds Local Zoning Restrictions on Oil and Gas
Posted on 2 Jul 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

On June 30, 2014, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that under the “Home Rule” principle, towns may ban oil and gas production activities, including but not limited to hydraulic fracturing, through the use of local zoning laws in the case... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: New York, Connecticut Establish Community-Based Renewable Energy Programs
Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

New York and Connecticut recently joined at least 13 other states, including Hawai’i and Maryland, in establishing measures that could significantly expand access to renewable energy generation in those states through community-based renewable energy... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Lawsuit Filed Against New York's Participation In RGGI
Posted on 21 Jul 2011 by Troutman Sanders

On June 28, 2011, two business women with the assistance of the Competitive Enterprise Institute ("CEI") and Americans for Prosperity filed a lawsuit against the state of New York for participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative ... Read More

USGS Boosts Amount Of Marcellus Shale Gas Reserves
Posted on 24 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday that the Marcellus Shale region contains some 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, recoverable natural gas, far more than thought nearly a decade ago. Tuesday's figure is much higher than... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: New York Moves To Allow, While New Jersey May Ban, Shale Fracking
Posted on 18 Jul 2011 by Troutman Sanders

On Friday, July 1, 2011, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC") released its draft supplemental generic environmental impact statement ("SGEIS"), a proposal that would grant access to more than 80% of the shale... Read More

Environmental Groups Sue Over Natural Gas Drilling Regulations
Posted on 6 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday in New York City to force federal officials to conduct an environmental review before issuing final regulations on natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin because of concerns over... Read More

Pennsylvania Would Let Counties Set Natural Gas Drilling Fees
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) Gov. Tom Corbett released a plan for Pennsylvania's natural gas boom Monday that would allow the state's counties to impose a fee on drilling to help pay to regulate it and fix environmental damage in communities where it is... Read More

DiNapoli Proposes New York Gas Drilling Protection Fund
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

ALBANY N.Y. - (AP) New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli proposed Tuesday establishing a fund supported by fees from drillers to clean up environmental damage from natural gas drilling using high-volume hydraulic fracturing. The program, which would require... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson: Pennsylvania PUC Clarifies Public Utility Criteria
Posted on 30 Sep 2011 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Continuing developments in the Laser Northeast gathering proceeding impact the regulation of gathering and midstream companies operating in Pennsylvania. By Kurt L. Krieger Background: Laser Northeast proposes to construct a gathering system... Read More

Fulbright Briefing: Texas, Other States Move Forward With Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Regulations
Posted on 18 Oct 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Barclay Richard Nicholson and Andrea Fair Earlier this year, Texas became the latest state to draft regulations requiring the disclosure of chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process. Michigan and Montana issued similar regulations over... Read More

DLA Piper Energy Alert: With Revised Proposed Regulations, 'Fracking' Returns to the Fore of New York State's Energy Policy
Posted on 12 Dec 2012 by DLA Piper

By Robert J. Alessi and Jeffrey D. Kuhn New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's administration has issued revised proposed regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking or HVHF) in New York State, a move that will avoid sending the entire... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Renewable Energy Becoming Battleground Issue
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by State Net

Last month's "fiscal cliff" deal temporarily extended several federal renewable energy incentives, such as the tax credit for producers of wind energy. But with investor confidence in renewable energy still somewhat shaky in comparison to... Read More