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Senate Considers Bill To Protect Electric Grid From Cyber Attacks
The Senate is considering bipartisan legislation to boost the defenses of the nation's power grid against cybersecurity threats.
United States
10 Oct 2019
As Bankruptcy Bells Ring In The Outer Continental Shelf, BSEE May Toll For You
In 2014, we wrote about efforts by the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to require less traditional parties ...
United States
10 Oct 2019
Insights From Gastech 2019
Last month over 35,000 participants attended the Gastech 2019 Conference, the world's largest gas and LNG conference, in Houston, Texas.
United States
9 Oct 2019
Divided FERC Proposes Major Overhaul Of PURPA Regulations
On September 19, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the "Commission") proposed to "modernize" its regulations under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act ...
United States
9 Oct 2019
FERC Announces New Requirements For Certain Filings And Submissions
On August 27, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the "Commission") issued a final rule revising its
United States
30 Aug 2019
Federal Clean Energy Initiatives Carry Potential Regulatory And Market Implications
Such potential changes require consideration and forward planning by industry participants and investors alike.
United States
26 Aug 2019
Ninth Circuit Upholds Renewable Energy Developers' PURPA Rights
On July 29, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ("Ninth Circuit") issued a decision in Winding Creek Solar LLC v. Peterman affirming a district court's
United States
5 Aug 2019
eLibrary Is Now FERC's Official Document Repository
On July 16, 2019, the FERC announced that "documents posted on eLibrary will serve as the Commission's official order and/or Commission action, and eLibrary will serve as the Commission's repository...
United States
19 Jul 2019
EPA To States: Don't Rock The Boat With Water Quality Certification Review
On June 7, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued updated guidance to "clarify and provide recommendations concerning the implementation
United States
3 Jul 2019
FERC Affirms Energy Storage Rule, Denies State Opt-Out
In an Order on Rehearing and Clarification issued at its May open meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission") ...
United States
4 Jun 2019
FERC Rescinds Controversial Enforcement Policy
On May 16, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "the Commission") rescinded its 2009 Notice of Alleged Violations policy.
United States
31 May 2019
FERC Eases Small Residential Solar QF Filing Burden For Sunrun
On April 18, 2019, the FERC granted Sunrun, Inc. (Sunrun) limited waivers of FERC's filing requirements for obtaining qualifying small power production facility (QF) status under the under the PURPA.
United States
23 May 2019
President Trump Signs Executive Order To Promote Resilience Against EMPs
On March 26, 2019, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) to "establish[] the first ever comprehensive whole-of-government policy to build resilience and protect against electromagnetic pulses".
United States
10 Apr 2019
Energy SPACs In Pursuit Of An Acquisition: Spring 2019 Survey
A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is a blank-check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger.
United States
8 Apr 2019
A New Tenant On Federal Lands: Court Orders BLM To Consider Climate Impacts In Approving Energy Leases
In a victory for environmental groups, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling this week with far-reaching consequences for energy projects on federal lands and...
United States
4 Apr 2019
Betting Against The House (And Senate): The Green New Deal
Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) released more details on the much-anticipated "Green New Deal" ...
United States
19 Feb 2019
FERC Revises Its Regulations Regarding Computation Of Time
On February 8, 2019, the FERC or the "Commission" issued a Final Rule revising its regulations in 18 C.F.R. § 385.2007 regarding computation of time periods prescribed or allowed by statute or FERC rule or order.
United States
18 Feb 2019
Don't Just Investigate; Promulgate! Court Orders Chemical Safety Board To Produce Chemical Reporting Requirements
A federal court recently ordered the CSB to promulgate final accidental chemical release reporting regulations within 12 months.
United States
14 Feb 2019
OFAC Sanctions Venezuelan State-Owned Energy Company PdVSA, Releases New General Licenses And FAQs For Venezuela Sanctions Regime
On January 28, 2019, OFAC added the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company PdVSA to its SDN List.
United States
12 Feb 2019
D.C. Circuit Sides With FERC; Prevents Full Abandonment
In 2005, Congress sought to encourage investment in the nation's power grid by requiring the Federal Energy Recovery Commission (FERC) to establish "incentive-based" ...
United States
25 Jan 2019
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