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Diving into the Legal Side of Energy Awareness Month and Critical New Resources on Renewable Energy

October 05, 2021 (1 min read)

Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy designates October as Energy Awareness Month. This month is a time to focus on the importance of energy and the role it plays in our daily lives, the economy, infrastructure, and national security. Electric power is a vital resource that many of us rarely consider until issues occur. 

For those working in the energy and utility law segment, issues have been steadily growing with concerns over grid integrity, reliability, and security. Last winter the entire country learned Texas was operating an independent energy grid and watched a power crisis unfold (for more info read this LexisNexis® Practical Guidance Journal article). This May the U.S. experienced the largest energy attack in history due to a ransomware assault on the Colonial Pipeline that shutdown the longest pipeline in the country (learn how firms are addressing the threat of Colonial Pipeline cyber-attacks from the LexisNexis® Practical Guidance Podcast).  As the energy landscape changes, attorneys need reliable resources to prepare.  

LexisNexis® features a range of legal energy resources including the Wind and Solar Law, available on pre-order. This Matthew Bender product covers the manifold aspects of wind and solar energy deals, including issues pertaining to real estate, land use, leases, environmental concerns, and government incentives. Energy Law and Transactions, another Matthew Bender product, provides practical legal and business information on the entire energy industry from oil to solar from more than 100 experienced practitioners. For monthly updates, we offer a subscription to Pratt's Energy Law Report, written by the nation's leading energy and environmental attorneys and professionals. The report focuses on both alternative and traditional energy law issues, as well as the critical juncture where energy technologies and the environment intersect. To view our ever-expanding legal energy catalog, search our online store.