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Keller and Heckman LLP: EU Bans Exports to Syria for Oil and Gas, Electricity Production and Telecom

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 and for electricity production that cannot...

U.S. Energy Information Administration Monthly Reports

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. Included are statistics on total energy production...

U.S. Energy Information Administration Monthly Reports Available

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. Included are statistics on total energy production...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Schedules Regional Conferences on Gas & Electricity Market Coordination

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 the gas and electric industries in order to...

DLA Piper Update: South Africa's Landmark Renewable Energy Program

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 renewable energy sector as part of the South African...

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

By Allison Torrence, Associate, Jenner & Block On Tuesday, August 21, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ("D.C. Circuit") vacated the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (the "Transport Rule"). In a 2-1 decision, written by Judge Kavanaugh...

Green Patent Blog: Class Action Suit Says Sunrun’s Electricity Price Ain’t Right

A Greentech Media piece picked up an interesting item: a recently filed class action lawsuit accusing residential solar provider Sunrun of making deceptive statements about the rising cost of electricity to make its solar installations more attractive to consumers. The complaint , filed in...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Power Line Rights of Way - FERC Approves New Vegetation Management Rules

By Kurt L. Krieger and Nora C. Price On March 21, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") approved new rules for managing vegetation along power line rights of way. The purpose of the approved modifications to existing electric reliability standards is to ensure the continued...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Power Line Rights of Way - FERC Approves New Vegetation Management Rules

By Kurt L. Krieger and Nora C. Price On March 21, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") approved new rules for managing vegetation along power line rights of way. The purpose of the approved modifications to existing electric reliability standards is to ensure the continued...

Chicago To Double Amount of Electricity Obtained From Illinois Wind Farms

On July 9, 2013, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the City of Chicago had taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint by negotiating an agreement pursuant to which the City will obtain at least 5% of its electricity from Illinois wind farms. The remaining 95% of electricity will be supplied by...

Jenner & Block: Bills Encouraging Small Hydropower Projects Await President Obama’s Signature

By Seth J. Schriftman, Staff Attorney, Jenner & Block On August 1, a pair of bills designed to encourage the development of small hydropower projects was approved by the Senate. The bills, known as the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act (H.R. 267) and the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit...

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Jenner & Block: Another Federal Circuit Adopts Five-Year Limit On NSR Enforcement Actions

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently joined the Seventh, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits in finding that U.S. EPA is required to bring New Source Review (NSR) enforcement proceedings within five years of the alleged violation. On August 21, 2013, in United States of America, et al....

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President Increases Federal Agency Renewable Energy Goals

On December 5, 2013, President Obama issued a Memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies to push the “Administration’s climate change goals and increase development of new renewable energy sources.” With respect to renewable energy, the President increased the...

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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Takes Further Action to Promote Gas and Electric Industry Coordination

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 increased reliance on natural gas for electricity...

Executory Forward SREC Contracts - What Exactly Does This Mean?

By J. Wylie Donald What happens to the payment for a solar renewable energy credit (SREC) when the payor closes its doors? Maryland citizens are finding out the hard way. The promises made to some of them are turning up empty. Here are the details. Greenspring Energy was a promising solar installation...

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Congressional Leaders To FERC: “Did EPA Consult with You About Its Clean Power Plan?”

You are probably well aware of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Clean Power Plan. You may not be aware that Congressional leaders are asking very pointed questions to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) about whether Commissioners were adequately...

New Climate Change White Paper: Electricity Sector Adaptation to Heat Waves

The Sabin Center has published “ Electricity Sector Adaptation to Heat Waves ” by Sofia Aivalioti, a student in the Joint European Master in Environmental Studies – Cities & Sustainability program and a Visiting Scholar at the Center last fall. The white paper takes an up-close...

Duane Morris LLP: Electricity Policy Shifts Are Gaining Momentum In New York

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 of the electricity industry for years to come...