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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

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Takes Further Action to Promote Gas and Electric Industry Coordination
Posted on 24 Mar 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

B y Kurt L. Krieger On March 20, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued three separate but related items as part of FERC’s ongoing efforts to address gas and electric industry coordination issues arising from the... Read More

DLA Piper Update: South Africa's Landmark Renewable Energy Program
Posted on 16 Jul 2012 by DLA Piper

By Damian McNair and Evelyn Chan South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Program (REIPPPP) is a landmark project designed not only to secure energy to meet increasing demand, but also to stimulate the country's... Read More

Electricity Law Developments: Developments in the States
Posted on 11 Jun 2010 by ABA Public Utility Communications Transportation

By American Bar Association Section of Public Utility and Electricity Committee This emerging issue analysis examines developments in electricity law in 29 states across the United States. It covers developments such as the Delaware Energy Efficiency... Read More

Cadwalader Alert: Record Breaking Heat Highlights Need for Improved Load Management
Posted on 17 Aug 2011 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

By Ken Irvin and Brenda Hanzl It's hot in Texas. Already struggling through the second worst drought in the state's history, many cities in Texas began August with a series of triple digit days, and a significant cool down seems unlikely any... Read More

Fracking in the Spotlight: What Regulatory Developments Can Be Expected and How Companies Can Best Position Themselves
Posted on 5 Apr 2011 by SNR Denton

By Jim Rubin, SNR Denton US LLP and Jennifer Morrissey, SNR Denton US LLP Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is increasingly making natural gas a major part of the nation's energy portfolio. But the process does not come without... Read More

Energy: Proactive Strategies to Meet Renewable Portfolio Standards
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may expand the already substantial compliance and operational issues facing the energy sector. Aggressive efforts by regulators at the federal and state/provincial levels in the United... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Schedules Regional Conferences on Gas & Electricity Market Coordination
Posted on 10 Jul 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Kurt Krieger "These standards will establish communication protocols between interstate pipelines and power plant operators and transmission owners and operators. Through this rulemaking, the Commission is seeking to improve coordination between... Read More

Is Virginia Poised to Become a Mid-Atlantic Hub for Offshore Wind Energy?
Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Michael P. Giordano, Vandeventer Black LLP While the United States grips with the devastating effects of a tragic offshore oil spill, states on the Atlantic coast are turning their focus toward the development of a different kind of energy off... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP: EU Bans Exports to Syria for Oil and Gas, Electricity Production and Telecom
Posted on 26 Jan 2012 by Keller and Heckman LLP

In response to the continued violence in Syria, today the European Union expanded its sanctions against that country by banning exports for critical sectors. The new sanctions provide a list of equipment, technology and software for the oil and gas industry... Read More

U.S. Energy Information Administration Monthly Reports Available
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its most recent "Monthly Energy Review" on March 28, 2012. The Monthly Energy Review is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's primary report of recent and historical energy statistics... Read More

Troutman Sanders: Multiple Parties Seek One-Year Delay of EPA MACT Rule
Posted on 21 Oct 2011 by Troutman Sanders

On October 13 and 14, 2011, the National Mining Association ("NMA"), twenty-five states and Guam, and other public interest groups submitted amicus briefs to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, in support of Utility... Read More