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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

DLA Piper Energy Bulletin
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 by DLA Piper

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. • Railroad industry leader sees jump ahead in volume of crude-by-rail. Are oil companies... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Allows Non-public Information Sharing Between Gas Pipelines, Electric Utilities
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Troutman Sanders

By Troutman Sanders LLP On November 15, 2013, FERC issued Order No. 787, authorizing interstate natural gas pipelines and electric transmission operators to voluntarily share non-public, operational information with each other to promote grid reliability... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: EPA Defers Application of CO2 Emissions Rules to Biomass
Posted on 26 Jul 2011 by Troutman Sanders

The EPA on July 1, 2011 issued a final rule deferring for three years application of the Clean Air Act's Prevention of Significant Deterioration ("PSD") and Title V permitting requirements to carbon dioxide ("CO2") emissions from... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: California Public Utilities Commission Adopts Renewable Auction Mechanism
Posted on 24 Aug 2011 by Troutman Sanders

On August 18, 2011, the California Public Utilities Commission (the "CPUC") approved a new procurement process called the Renewable Auction Mechanism, or RAM ("RAM"). According to the CPUC, "the RAM is a simplified and market... Read More

Bill Aims To Upgrade Security At Power Plants
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. - (AP) A loophole in law doesn't require workers hired at most power plants to undergo FBI background checks even though a federal report warns the plants are a likely route for terrorists, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday in unveiling... Read More

Power Plant Program Manager Sings Praises for the Mock Audit
Posted on 9 Mar 2013 by Thomas Fox

Last week I attended the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) Energy and Utilities Conference here in Houston. As usual, SCCE put on a great event, the speakers and topics were all first-rate. As you might expect at such an event, the informal... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Approves Merger of Northeast Utilities and NSTAR
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by Troutman Sanders

On July 6, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or the "Commission") approved the proposed merger of NSTAR and Northeast Utilities (the "Merger"). The newly formed utility will operate under the name Northeast... Read More