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Taft Stettinius & Hollister
On November 28, 2023, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a suite of bills (Senate Bills 271, 273, and 502) that will require Michigan's utilities to meet aggressive clean energy...
Marten Law
Nearly two dozen states and territories (the "Sovereigns")—along with a number of municipalities, water districts, the California State Water Board, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation...
Marten Law
On September 11, Managing Partner Jeff Kray presented to the Washington Association of Water and Sewer Districts on key issues water providers nationwide should consider regarding the 3M and DuPont proposed settlement agreements, ...
Marten Law
Drinking water providers across America have received notices (or will soon) requiring them to decide under imminent court-ordered deadlines whether to join in two multibillion-dollar class settlements ...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On October 19, 2023, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) proposed changes to the method of collection and data being collected in its Electric Quarterly Reports (EQRs).
Davis Graham & Stubbs
In the 2019 legislative session Colorado passed House Bill 19-1261, the Climate Action Plan to Reduce Pollution ("Climate Action Plan")...
Mayer Brown
In a step towards achieving its clean energy and energy reliability goals, California has enacted Assembly Bill 1373 (AB 1373).
McGuireWoods LLP
The growing demand for data center space in Virginia increasingly has led the industry to locations outside northern Virginia. As a result, many central Virginia jurisdictions recently revised...
Perkins Coie LLP
The S&P 500 Index fell 3.30% during the third quarter of 2023, with growth stocks losing slightly less than value stocks. Interest rate–sensitive stocks in the utilities...
K&L Gates
On 28 July 2023, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 2023, implementing reforms to its generator interconnection agreements...
Riker Danzig LLP
In 2018, Governor Phil Murphy enacted into law the New Jersey Clean Energy Act of 2018 ("Act"), which established benchmarking programs to measure the energy and water performance of buildings.
Holland & Knight
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Sept. 5, 2023, issued a critical ruling upholding certain reforms the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...
Steptoe & Johnson
We previously indicated that "[t]he March 8, 2022 SEIA v. FERC oral argument on FERC's PURPA reform rule – Order No. 872 – resulted in a somewhat unexpected lesson...
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's enforcement arm intends to focus the Agency's remediation and cost-recovery efforts under the federal Superfund law on manufacturers...
Winston & Strawn LLP
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that climate change and PFAS will be a focus of investigation and enforcement in coming years.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Following the breakup of large utility holding companies by trust busters in the 1930s, General Electric created Ebasco (Electric Bond and Share Company)...
Steptoe & Johnson
As noted in the most recent blog post, a challenge by Allco Finance Limited (Allco) to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities' (DPU) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources...
Steptoe & Johnson
Perhaps the easiest means for a state to provide a subsidy to a preferred generation/resource type or class is to mandate purchases from that class at state-mandated rates.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On July 3, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order confirming more aggressive scrutiny of investors' exercise of control over public utilities through representation...
Lowenstein Sandler
Section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code gives a massive boost to creditors that sold goods to a financially distressed customer shortly before...
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