Mondaq USA: Energy and Natural Resources
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The start of the new year has brought with it numerous opportunities for energy tech funding from the Department of Energy.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On January 29, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation issued a Report on the FERC-NERC-Regional Entity Joint Review of Restoration and Recovery Plans.
Foley & Lardner
In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court issued an order yesterday staying the Clean Power Plan, which is widely regarded as the centerpiece of the Obama Administration's effort to address climate change.
Fox Rothschild LLP
NAPE Summit 2016 kicked off yesterday with the business conference and the ice breaker, and of course a number of private parties and dinners.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ("WOGCC") reportedly voted 5-0 in favor of new rules aimed at reducing flaring and venting in the state.
Day Pitney LLP
By a vote of 5 to 4 late Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court issued a stay of implementation of the Clean Power Plan until pending legal challenges to the CPP are resolved.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
On February 9, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the Clean Power Plan, effectively halting the rule's implementation until the D.C. Circuit and, in all likelihood, the high court itself reach a decision on the merits.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In a press release last week, the analytics firm IHS predicted that the solar installation boom will continue in the United States in 2016 following the extension of the Investment Tax Credit last December.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Currently, Section 203 of the FPA requires public utilities to seek FERC approval for several kinds of transactions involving utility assets, including "to merge or consolidate jurisdictional facilities."
Troutman Sanders LLP
On February 1, 2016, FERC denied a complaint filed by NRG Power Marketing LLC ("NRG") against the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. ("MISO")...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On February 3, 2016, FERC announced that it will hold a technical conference on June 1, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to discuss policy issues related to the reliability of the bulk-power system.
On January 26, 2016, 29 states and state agencies, including Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, Ohio, Colorado, and Mississippi, submitted an application (the "29 States Application") to the United States Supreme Court...
Fox Rothschild LLP
Jack R. Luellen's blog post, "Lower Oil Prices Lead to Significant Public Finance Issue" originally posted in the firm's Energy Law Today blog, was mentioned as one of the top postings for February 4, 2016.
The Brattle Group, Inc.
The crude oil price has collapsed and the oil/gas price "gap" has closed...
Day Pitney LLP
Pursuant to the Supreme Court's decision, the case will now be sent back to the D.C. Circuit for further proceedings. The formal judgment remanding the case is likely to be issued by the end of February.
Womble Carlyle
Under basic law, a North Carolina municipality possesses only those powers granted by the General Assembly.
McDermott Will & Emery
With the recent extension of the federal income tax credits available for renewable energy projects, practitioners and industry participants have raised questions as to how the "begun construction" rules will apply...
Recent volatility in the energy markets has put increasing stress on the capital structures of companies operating in those markets.
Fox Rothschild LLP
For months, I have been telling people that while we all love paying less at the pump for our gasoline, lower oil prices will have significant consequences in the broader economy.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Today, I spent some time comparing the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands ("Department") oil and gas lease auction summary results.
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In 2015, the U.S. Department of Navy (Navy) undoubtedly led Department of Defense (DoD) renewable energy procurement efforts by meeting its goal to procure over one gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy.
Ropes & Gray LLP
During December, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its long-awaited proposed rule (the Rule) on the disclosure of resource extraction payments by public companies.
Foley & Lardner
North Carolina has been a hotbed of activity for residential and utility scale solar developers. According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, the Tar Heel State ranks fourth in the country in terms of installed solar capacity.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On January 19, 2016, FERC Staff issued a white paper entitled, "Guidance Principles for Clean Power Plan Modeling."
Ropes & Gray LLP
With New Year's behind us and roughly four and a half months to go until the calendar 2015 conflict minerals filings are due, many companies are ramping up their compliance efforts in earnest.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The new year has brought U.S. electricity markets participants an overhauled regulatory regime for market-based rates under section 205 of the Federal Power Act.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Last week, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling affirming that federal regulators may encourage large electricity users to reduce consumption at peak times in exchange for price breaks, a practice known as "demand response."
Troutman Sanders LLP
First, the Court found that the practices at issue in Order No. 745—the payments made by RTOs/ISOs for demand response commitments—"directly affect" wholesale rates, and are thus under FERC's exclusive jurisdiction under the FPA.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Congress has spent a significant chunk of the new year focused on a bipartisan energy bill, which, if passed, would be the first broad bipartisan energy package in nearly ten years.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
The new tariff will continue to give utility customers credit at the full retail rate for any electricity that is exported to the grid and maintains the state's net excess generation payout at the retail rate.
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