In a May 17 order (the "New England Compliance Order") on the New England compliance filing in response to Order No. 1000 ("Order 1000"), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") rejected efforts by the New England transmission owners to retain their exclusive rights to build new transmission in the region.
This Client Alert serves as an executive summary for a supplementary white paper, The Basics of Transacting in Offsets under AB 32, and will assist clients in addressing offset transaction risks.
The US Bureau of Land Management, part of the Department of the Interior, recently released a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking for hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands.
The US Environmental Protection Agency recently released a pre-publication version of a notice of proposed EPA rulemaking that makes technical amendments to the Renewable Fuels Standard.
It’s been a tale of two chambers in Congress with the House falling down party lines and the Senate coming together in bipartisan fashion, most notably on confirming Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary and approving the Water Resources Development Act.
Mintz Levin community partner Ultra Light Startups will be hosting a Future Energy event June 13th in New York.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has recently issued Notice 2013-29, addressing the new requirement under Section 45 of the Internal Revenue Code that certain renewable energy projects must "begin construction" in 2013 to qualify for the Section 45 production tax credit or for the Section 48 investment tax credit.
In 2012, U.S. installations of photovoltaic solar generation reached 3,313 megawatts, which represents an industry record.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking recommending approval of the Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards proposed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania affirmed 177 years of unchanging property rights and laid to rest fears that it would instead affirm a Superior Court decision calling into question title to gas throughout the Marcellus Shale region in Pennsylvania.
The Office of Fossil Energy of the Department of Energy (DOE/FE) ended a nearly two-year moratorium on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export approvals on Friday when it conditionally approved the export of LNG to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States (non-FTA countries).
The Department of Energy has just published a new series of protocols for calculating the savings from energy efficiency upgrades in homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities.
On May 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected Southern California Edison's challenge to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's or Commission's) setting the company's base return on equity (ROE) for three transmission projects using the median, rather than the midpoint, of a zone of reasonableness.
This week’s Energy & Environment Update provides news on the progress of current bills as well as the status of the nominations of Dr. Ernest Moniz and Gina McCarthy.
The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council recently released a comprehensive report demonstrating that small business and jobs in the United States would be among the big winners if we proceed with the export of Liquified Natural Gas.
U.S. District Judge John R. Adams of the Northern District of Ohio has recently dismissed Ohio landowners’ claim that oil and gas leases not properly notarized are invalid.
The city of Lancaster, California recently adopted an ordinance requiring builders of most new homes to install functional solar power generation systems on these homes prior to their sale to the public.
The full Senate HAS REC voted to confirm Governor LePage’s nomination of Tim Schneider as Maine’s next Public Advocate.
This report has been prepared by NERA Economic Consulting (NERA) at the request of ACTEW Water (ACTEW).
In a recent and much anticipated decision by both natural gas producers and landowners, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court finally cleared up confusion about who owns the mineral rights to shale gas in Butler v. Powers Estate.