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EPA Opens Public Comment Period For Its Clean Power Plan "Repeal" Proposal
Yesterday, the Trump Administration took another step in its efforts to unwind U.S. climate change policy.
United States
19 Oct 2017
FERC Loosens The Reins On Tax Equity Under Section 203 Of The Federal Power Act
FERC created the road map in 2009 in its AES Creative Resources order by reviewing the characteristics of certain tax equity interests—specifically...
United States
13 Oct 2017
NEPA, Energy, And Infrastructure – The Times They Are A Changin'?
For energy and infrastructure project developers, investors, and market participants, the past few weeks introduced increased regulatory uncertainty around the environmental reviews required...
United States
25 Sep 2017
DOE Grid Report Pins Coal Decline Primarily On Economics Of Natural Gas
On August 23, 2017, the Department of Energy (DOE) publicly released a long‑anticipated study of the U.S. electrical grid titled "Staff Report to the Secretary on Electricity Markets and Grid Reliability.
United States
5 Sep 2017
President Trump Announces U.S. Government Pull Back On Paris Agreement While States, Cities, Businesses, And Investors Continue Push Forward
Last week, President Trump made a public decision to take action on the Paris Agreement on climate change.
United States
20 Jun 2017
EPA To Reconsider Previous Determination On Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards For Light-Duty Cars And Trucks
It also recognizes the unique role that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has previously played.
United States
13 Apr 2017
Administration's Executive Order On Climate And Energy Is Controversial, And May Shift Action To States
On March 28, 2017, President Trump issued an "Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth" (E.O.) that takes aim at a broad range of federal climate and energy programs and regulations.
United States
10 Apr 2017
PHMSA Sets Standards to Enhance Safety of Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities
On December 14, 2016, the PHMSA, a division of the Department of Transportation), issued an Interim Final Rule to implement safety standards for the design and operation of underground storage facilities...
United States
3 Jan 2017
Trump Administration Expected To Change Emphasis On Energy Sources And Seek To Reverse Or Limit Many Environmental And Climate Change Regulations And Policies
President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to drastically change the federal government's role and policies in relation to energy, the environment, and climate change.
United States
30 Nov 2016
FERC Proposes Rules On Electric Storage And Distributed Energy Resource Participation In Organized Wholesale Power Markets, Reports On FY 2016 Enforcement Activities, And Issues Staff White Papers On Market Manipulation And Energy Trading Compliance
FERC issued a proposed rule last week that has the potential to blaze a path forward for electric storage and distributed energy resources in organized wholesale electricity markets...
United States
24 Nov 2016
Pipeline Safety: PHMSA Releases New Rule On Emergency Authority
On October 3, 2016, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released an interim final rule establishing procedures to implement new imminent hazard authority created by the PIPES Act of 2016,
United States
17 Oct 2016
Paris Agreement On Climate Change Boosts Clean Energy Innovation And Finance
On December 12, 2015, 195 countries came together in Paris to adopt a landmark climate change deal.
4 Jan 2016
FERC Substantially Modifies Filing Requirements For Market-Based Rate Sellers And Clarifies Rules On Priority Rights Granted To Owners Of Certain Interconnection Facilities
On October 16, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission") issued Order No. 816 that revises filing requirements for market-based rate (MBR) sellers of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services.
United States
2 Nov 2015
FERC Seeks To Expand Electricity Market Surveillance With New Data Reporting Requirements
On September 17, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to expand the obligations of Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators to report information to the Commission regarding the organized electric markets that RTO/ISOs administer.
United States
5 Oct 2015
Obama Administration Adopts Landmark Clean Power Plan
Citing "immediate risks" to national security, public health, and the economy, the Obama Administration adopted ambitious regulations and policies to implement its Clean Power Plan.
United States
7 Aug 2015
ONEOK, Inc. V. Learjet, Inc.: The Supreme Court Holds That Natural Gas Jurisdictional Sellers Are Subject To State Antitrust Claims
On April 21, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in ONEOK Inc. v. Learjet, Inc. addressing the extent to which the Natural Gas Act preempts state antitrust claims brought against jurisdictional sellers.
United States
29 Apr 2015
FERC Adopts New Regulations And Policies On Open Access And Priority Rights On Interconnection Customer Interconnection Facilities
On March 19, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission") issued Order No. 807.
United States
7 Apr 2015
FERC Proposes New Regulations On Priority Rights And Access To Generator Interconnection Facilities
The FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on open access and priority rights with regard to Interconnection Customer’s Interconnection Facilities.
United States
30 May 2014
CFTC And FERC Issue Long-Awaited Memoranda Of Understanding On Jurisdiction And Information Sharing
On January 2, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission signed "Memoranda of Understanding" regarding certain matters of overlapping jurisdiction and sharing information in connection with market surveillance and enforcement activities.
United States
17 Jan 2014
CFTC Proposes Speculative Position Limits – Again
On November 5, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposed new speculative position limits.
United States
25 Nov 2013
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