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Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 30

    Celebrating Four Decades of Energy Innovation: The California Energy Commission at 40

    Celebrating Four Decades of Energy Innovation: The California Energy Commission at 40
    This month marks the 40th anniversary of California’s landmark Warren-Alquist Act, which created the state Energy Commission and triggered a transformation of energy policy in California, across the U.S., and abroad. This week an…
  • Jan 29

    California’s Water Law Symposium–A Law Student Success Story

    California’s Water Law Symposium–A Law Student Success Story
    The 11th Annual Water Law Symposium was held last weekend at Golden Gate University Law School in San Francisco.  The event drew a standing-room-only crowd of water law scholars, practitioners and policymakers, who devoted the day to a…
  • Jan 28

    Food Policy: A Reply to Dan Farber

    Food Policy: A Reply to Dan Farber
    Earlier this week on this blog, Dan Farber made the excellent point that although the average American is neither malnourished nor obese, both persist as significant problems revealing deep failures in our food system. But his…
Rank this Week: 244

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Jan 30

    Solar Pumps help Indian Women Salt Workers Escape from Poverty

    Solar Pumps help Indian Women Salt Workers Escape from Poverty
    Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco: This version of the article was originally published in Sustainable Energy For All on January 29, 2015. Ahmedabad, India, 29 January, 2014 - Solar-powered water pumps provided…
  • Jan 30

    Permission to Play in the Dirt: DePaul Art Museum Illuminates the Beauty of Decay

    Permission to Play in the Dirt: DePaul Art Museum Illuminates the Beauty of Decay
    Andrew Wetzler, Director, Land & Wildlife Program, Chicago: Turn on a TV or open a magazine and chances are you'll see messages deriding dirt as a nuisance, a mess, and even dangerous to our health. But we neglect dirt at…
  • Jan 30

    Retrofit Chicago Wins Recognition

    Retrofit Chicago Wins Recognition
    Rebecca Stanfield, Deputy Director for Policy, Midwest Program, Chicago: Our hearts swell with pride today with the news that Retrofit Chicago has been awarded the Inspiring Efficiency Impact Award, which is given each year…
Rank this Week: 1069

Envirosphere

Envirosphere

Provides news and updates on environmental law in New York State. By the New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/environmental/
  • Jan 30

    New Executive Order Amends Floodplain Management

    New Executive Order Amends Floodplain Management
    President Obama issued an Executive Order today establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard. This Order amends Executive Order 11988 Floodplain Management and solicits comment to new standards. Of the greatest significance is the…
  • Jan 11

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update November 2014, # 23

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update November 2014, # 23
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News Two Car Companies Pay Highest CAA Civil Penalties Ever Car manufacturers Hyundai and Kia (the "Companies") used inaccurate data to falsely demonstrate…
  • Dec 6

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update October 2014, Vol. 1, Issue #22

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update October 2014, Vol. 1, Issue #22
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News Drums Along the Mohawk - Riverkeeper to Patrol the Mohawk River The public interest group, Riverkeeper has vowed to start patrols to search for water pollution on…
Rank this Week: 4479

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Jan 30

    Bill Targeting 50% RPS Introduced in California Legislature

    Bill Targeting 50% RPS Introduced in California Legislature
    In his inaugural address earlier this month, Governor Brown, referenced several ambitious goals he would like to see accomplished over the next 15 years, including  increasing from one-third to 50 percent the amount of California’s…
  • Jan 15

    Minnesota Community Solar Gardens Forecast: Partly Sunny with a Chance of Rain

    Minnesota Community Solar Gardens Forecast: Partly Sunny with a Chance of Rain
    Within days of its open on December 12, 2014, Xcel Energy’s Minnesota Community Solar Garden (CSG) Program had well over 300 MW worth of CSG applications submitted and by this writing nearly 430 MW.  The rush of significant…
  • Jan 7

    California Governor Pledges 50% Renewable Energy by 2030

    California Governor Pledges 50% Renewable Energy by 2030
    In November 2008, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Executive Order S-14-08, which set a 33 percent renewable portfolio standard for California by 2020.  On Tuesday, Jerry Brown was sworn in for a record fourth term as…
Rank this Week: 462

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Jan 30

    Chevron Cutting Back Spending on Proposed Kitimat LNG Terminal Due to Low Oil Price

    Chevron Cutting Back Spending on Proposed Kitimat LNG Terminal Due to Low Oil Price
    The Financial Post reports that due to lower crude oil prices, Chevron Corporation intends to cut spending on its proposed Kitimat LNG export terminal in British Columbia, and will cut spending on its LNG projects worldwide by 20% this year…
  • Jan 30

    NEB Approves Woodside Energy LNG Export License

    NEB Approves Woodside Energy LNG Export License
    The Canadian National Energy Board (NEB), which monitors Canada’s gas supply and demand, determined the quantity of gas to be exported by Woodside Energy Pty Ltd. (Woodside) is surplus to Canadian needs and approved Woodside’s…
  • Jan 30

    Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Bill to Expedite U.S. LNG Export

    Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Bill to Expedite U.S. LNG Export
    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on S. 33, the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act, which among other things, directs the Secretary of Energy, for proposals that must also obtain…
Rank this Week: 144

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Jan 30

    Attempt to increase federal regulation of fracking rebuffed in the US Senate

    Attempt to increase federal regulation of fracking rebuffed in the US Senate
    Lately, the oil and gas industry has faced a number of challenges. For example, environmental groups have sued federal and state agencies to contest their regulatory policies for drilling operations, particularly hydraulic fracturing. In…
  • Jan 29

    Mineral rights owners’ suit against Denton to remain in federal court

    Mineral rights owners’ suit against Denton to remain in federal court
    To say that the city of Denton, Texas is embroiled in litigation concerning its drilling ban would be an understatement. The city is currently facing two lawsuits challenging the validity of the recently enacted ban against hydraulic…
  • Jan 28

    Wyoming to strengthen chemical disclosure requirements for fracking operation

    Wyoming to strengthen chemical disclosure requirements for fracking operation
    The Wyoming Public Records Act (WPRA) requires that oil and gas companies disclose information about the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing operations. Specifically, companies must disclose the type of chemical used, the…
Rank this Week: 1064

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 4574

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

Covers energy and regulatory agencies. By Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC.

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2107

Energy & Commodities Resource…

Energy & Commodities Resource Center Blog

Covers regulatory, business, and legal issues affecting the U.S. and international energy and commodities markets. By Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

http://www.energylawresourcecenter.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    The Fate of Demand Response Hangs in the Balance

    The Fate of Demand Response Hangs in the Balance
    By Kenneth Irvin, Gregory Lawrence, Sohair Aguirre, Natalie Mitchell and Lamiya Rahman The Justices of the United States Supreme Court are not strangers to the retail versus wholesale distinction that often plagues…
  • Jan 16

    REMIT: The Countdown to Full Implementation Begins as Final Data Reporting Rules Are Published

    REMIT: The Countdown to Full Implementation Begins as Final Data Reporting Rules Are Published
    By Doron Ezickson and Adam Topping The REMIT Implementing Acts on data reporting obligations entered into force on 7 January 2015. This document is the final guidance setting out the rules for reporting wholesale energy products and…
  • Jan 13

    Does the Natural Gas Act Preempt State-Law Antitrust Lawsuits? – Supreme Court Argument

    Does the Natural Gas Act Preempt State-Law Antitrust Lawsuits? – Supreme Court Argument
    By Kenneth Irvin, Terence Healey, Natalie Mitchell, Christopher Polito and Mary Treanor On July 1, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition to hear an appeal by several companies contending that state-law…
Rank this Week: 2802

Energy Legal Blog

Energy Legal Blog

Covers clean air/emissions, FERC, natural gas and more. By Bracewell & Giuliani.

http://www.energylegalblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Recent Developments in Regulation of Oil and Gas NORM

    Recent Developments in Regulation of Oil and Gas NORM
    by Michael Weller and Jason Hutt Federal and state regulators are considering new rules applicable to naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and technologically-enhanced NORM (TENORM) in oil and gas waste.  We discuss some of…
  • Jan 16

    Reforming the Argentinian Oil and Gas Regime

    Reforming the Argentinian Oil and Gas Regime
    by Adam Waszkiewicz and Darren Spalding In order to prevent the increase of energy prices and to safeguard domestic supply, at the start of the millennium the Argentinian federal government made various amendments to the legal regime…
  • Jan 14

    White House: Oil & Gas Industry Must Cut Methane Emissions By 40-45%

    White House: Oil & Gas Industry Must Cut Methane Emissions By 40-45%
    by Sandra Snyder and Jeff Holmstead On January 14, 2015, the White House  announced that it would for the first time directly regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.   By choosing to regulate methane directly…
Rank this Week: 1158

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Covers oil, gas and mineral law topics, including pooling, surface damages, lessor's remedies and lease bonuses. By John McFarland.

http://www.oilandgaslawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    The Economist - "Let There Be Light"

    The Economist - "Let There Be Light"
    In a special section of the January 17 edition of The Economist, Edward Lucas gives a broad overview of the world energy outlook and the future for renewable energy. His is an optimistic forecast for cleaner, cheaper and more plentiful…
  • Jan 20

    The Oil and Gas Lease - Part V: Implied Covenant

    The Oil and Gas Lease - Part V: Implied Covenant
    Over the last 100 years courts have developed a body of case law in disputes between lessors and lessees of oil and gas leases. Courts have held that certain provisions are "implied" in the contracts, even though there is no language in the…
  • Jan 14

    Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Initiates Online Complaint Proce

    Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Initiates Online Complaint Proce
    The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission now allows landowners with complaints against operators to file their complaint online. Go to http://cogcc.state.co.us/ and click on "Complaints" in the left-hand column.If you're a surface…
Rank this Week: 1155

Energy & the Law

Energy & the Law

Covers energy policy, eminent domain, hydraulic fracturing, and royalty disputes. By Looper Reed & McGraw P.C.

http://www.energyandthelaw.com
  • Jan 27

    Meanwhile in Texas … Who Should Decide About Fracking?

    Meanwhile in Texas … Who Should Decide About Fracking?
    Posted by Charles SartainWho should decide when, where, how, and even if, hydraulic fracturing should occur? The locals: “You hypocrites Our good public servants in Austin want ‘local…
  • Jan 20

    Consider The Retained Acreage Clause

    Consider The Retained Acreage Clause
    Posted by Charles SartainHave you ever wondered about the original purpose of the retained acreage clause? According to Professor Kramer, it was “to prevent the lessee from losing those portions of a lease that had productive wells…
  • Jan 6

    5th Circuit Blocks Punitive Damages in Maritime Case

    5th Circuit Blocks Punitive Damages in Maritime Case
    Posted by Charles SartainCo-author Shannon Thorne In McBride v. Estis Well Service, LLC, the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that punitive damages are not available to seamen under the Jones Act or under general maritime…
Rank this Week: 2043

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

Covers federal policy and regulatory developments related to hydraulic fracturing. By Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jan 26

    EPA’s National Enforcement Initiative Data Tracks Agency Action in the Energy Industry

    EPA’s National Enforcement Initiative Data Tracks Agency Action in the Energy Industry
    Recently released data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s National Enforcement Initiative demonstrate how intensely EPA’s enforcement program is focused on the oil and gas industry, especially within key shale plays…
  • Jan 19

    National Hydraulic Fracturing and Energy Issues to Watch in 2015

    National Hydraulic Fracturing and Energy Issues to Watch in 2015
    Hydraulic fracturing and energy policy promise to be an interesting area to watch in 2015 as many competing political forces push to control the agenda. The new Republican Congress was sworn in last week, and has promptly sought changes in…
  • Jan 14

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 38

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 38
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 38 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Florida, Ohio, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on state…
Rank this Week: 2058

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    The Importance of Auditing for Food Safety

    The Importance of Auditing for Food Safety
    Audits play a fundamental role in certifying that proper food safety practices are being abided to. The Global Food and Safety Resource reported, “audits are a crucial component of maintaining food safety standards and certification, by…
  • Jan 14

    Higher Fines & Fees for Municipal Services in Canada

    Higher Fines & Fees for Municipal Services in Canada
    In the past six months, Nimonik has observed technical amendments to municipal by-laws which could be easily overlooked. The changes concern fees charged for services rendered, fines used to enforce by-laws, and refinements to certain…
  • Jan 7

    Efficient Incident Managment and Training Scheduler for Businesse

    Efficient Incident Managment and Training Scheduler for Businesse
    Let’s make 2015 a safe year for your workplace. Nimonik is building easy-to-use incident management tools and a training scheduler. To help refine our design, we are looking for Beta testers to provide feedback. Beta program…
Rank this Week: 799

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce
    In general, the Internal Revenue Code allows for a deduction of reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the production of taxable income.  This may entitle you to a deduction of some of the legal fees paid in pursuit of…
  • Dec 29

    Non-Competes and Office Romance

    Non-Competes and Office Romance
    Over the holiday, the Court of Appeals issued a couple of employment-related decisions regarding situations that often come up. Non-Compete Agreements/Competition with Former Employer In Curry’s Transportation Services, Inc. v. Dotson…
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
Rank this Week: 755

Tax Equity Telegraph

Tax Equity Telegraph

Addresses the intersection of tax policy and energy policy in the United States. By Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/global-project-finance/tax-equity-telegraph/index.html
  • Jan 14

    IRS Specifies Performance and Quality Standards for Small Wind Turbine

    IRS Specifies Performance and Quality Standards for Small Wind Turbine
    On January 13, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2015-4 which specifies the performance and quality standards that small wind turbines must meet in order to qualify for the 30 percent investment tax credit (ITC). To…
  • Dec 28

    Energy State Tax Credit 2014 Roundup

    Energy State Tax Credit 2014 Roundup
    The following blog post was published in Power Finance & Risk on December 23, 2014. Below is a summary of state tax developments in 2014 relating to energy tax credits: Arizona: On May 20, 2014, the State of Arizona Department of Revenue…
  • Dec 22

    Sol-Wind’s IPO Compared to YieldCos & Structures of Other MLP

    Sol-Wind’s IPO Compared to YieldCos & Structures of Other MLP
    Yesterday, Sol-Wind filed its S-1 with the Securities & Exchange Commission for its listing on the NYSE.  Its ticker symbol will be SLWD. Here is a link to my structure diagrams for Sol-Wind and comparisons of it…
Rank this Week: 4567

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

Covers the marine and energy business. By King Krebs & Jurgens.

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Dec 9

    When In Doubt, File the Limitation Complaint (Part III): The Test Is Reasonable Possibility

    When In Doubt, File the Limitation Complaint (Part III): The Test Is Reasonable Possibility
    James D. BercawOn December 3, 2014, the Fifth Circuit, in In re:  RLB Contracting, Inc., No. 14–40326 (5th Cir. Dec. 3, 2014), concluded that an ongoing exchange of correspondence between counsel for a dredge involved in a maritime…
  • Nov 25

    Fifth Circuit: No Overtime Pay for Crewmember Tankermen

    Fifth Circuit: No Overtime Pay for Crewmember Tankermen
    Robert J. StefaniOn November 13, 2014, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held in Coffin v. Blessey Marine Services, Incorporated, Case No. 13-20144, that individuals who loaded and unloaded tank barges as part of their duties as crew of…
  • Oct 6

    Greece Initiates Offshore Oil and Gas Tender Proce

    Greece Initiates Offshore Oil and Gas Tender Proce
    Joanne MantisGreece has initiated its tender process for offshore oil and gas (hydrocarbons) exploration as of August 26, 2014. The Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change is seeking bid applications for its offshore oil and…
Rank this Week: 2796

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 551

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno Recently, when there was talk about Houston-based ATP Oil and Gas’ (ATP) legal problems, it was inevitably about its bankruptcy and its effort to bring the overriding royalty interests it had conveyed back…
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure,…
  • Oct 6

    Liskow & Lewis Attorney to Participate in TexFed Oil & Gas Conference

    Liskow & Lewis Attorney to Participate in TexFed Oil & Gas Conference
    By John Bradford In early November, the Texas Federal Tax Institute will host the TexFed: Oil & Gas Tax Conference in New York City. This is the first time a conference of this nature will be held in the Big Apple, and I am honored to…
Rank this Week: 1461

Megawatt: British Columbia…

Megawatt: British Columbia Renewable Energy Law Blog

Covers the renewable energy sector. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://www.bcenergyblog.com/
  • Nov 4

    Connecting to the Grid: BC Sets Rates, Terms for LNG Industry

    Connecting to the Grid: BC Sets Rates, Terms for LNG Industry
    Today, the BC Government introduced the Domestic Long-Term Sales Contracts Regulation under the Clean Energy Act setting rates and terms for liquefied natural gas (LNG) customers proposing to use electricity from the…
  • Oct 28

    Update on BC IPP Supply

    Update on BC IPP Supply
    Last week, BC Hydro released updated information with respect to its supply of electricity from independent power producers (IPPs). IPPs include power production companies, First Nations, municipalities and BC Hydro…
  • Oct 20

    Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emission

    Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emission
    Today, the BC Government introduced new legislation aimed to help BC meet its greenhouse gas emission targets by imposing environmental standards on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities operating within the…
Rank this Week: 2025

Oil and Gas Law Digest

Oil and Gas Law Digest

By Austin W. Brister.

http://www.oilandgaslawdigest.com
  • Sep 17

    The 1989 JOA: Horizontal Modifications and Other Crucial Update

    The 1989 JOA: Horizontal Modifications and Other Crucial Update
    The 1989 JOA is one of the most common O&G forms. However, updates are need in response to 25 years of case law and continually evolving custom & practice. Introduction As we discussed in the last article pertaining to Oil and Gas…
  • Sep 1

    Introduction to Joint Operating Agreement

    Introduction to Joint Operating Agreement
    The joint operating agreement (“JOA”) is the most commonly used instrument in the oil and gas industry, surpassed only by the oil and gas lease.   A JOA provides the contractual basis for the cooperative exploration,…
  • Sep 1

    Introduction to Joint Operating Agreement

    Introduction to Joint Operating Agreement
    The joint operating agreement (“JOA”) is the most commonly used instrument in the oil and gas industry, surpassed only by the oil and gas lease.   A JOA provides the contractual basis for the cooperative exploration,…
Rank this Week: 4609

Oil & Gas Law Brief

Oil & Gas Law Brief

Covers climate change, hydraulic fracturing, off-shore drilling and oil sands. By Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.

http://www.environmentalandenergylawbrief.com/
  • Sep 17

    State Says St. Tammany is "Out of Line" with Fracking Lawsuit

    State Says St. Tammany is "Out of Line" with Fracking Lawsuit
    With anti-fracking citizens and activists loudly protesting plans by Helis Oil & Gas Co. to drill a well in St. Tammany Parish (northeast of Mandeville) that anticipates the use of "hydraulic fracturing" to extract hydrocarbons, the…
  • Jul 10

    Supreme Court Holds EPA Can RegulateGreenhouse Gas Emission For Large Industrie

    Supreme Court Holds EPA Can RegulateGreenhouse Gas Emission For Large Industrie
    On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 12-1146 (2014), which affirmed the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA")'s authority to impose limits on…
  • Jun 30

    EPA Document May Be a Precursor to Federal Regulation Concerning Fracking Disclosure

    EPA Document May Be a Precursor to Federal Regulation Concerning Fracking Disclosure
    One of the biggest concerns environmentalists have expressed about hydraulic fracturing is the lack of detailed disclosure of the chemical compounds used in the process.  Recent activity by the EPA suggests that the federal government…
Rank this Week: 2369

Smart Grid Legal News

Smart Grid Legal News

Covers news and legal commentary on issues related to the smart grid, including activities at state regulatory commissions, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). By Stevens & Lee.

http://www.smartgridlegalnews.com
  • Sep 2

    Illinois Open Data Access Framework

    Illinois Open Data Access Framework
    The Citizens Utility Board ("CUB") and the Environmental Defense Fund ("EDF") recently filed a joint petition asking the Illinois Commerce Commission ("ICC" or "the Commission") to initiate a proceeding to adopt the Illinois Open Data Access…
  • Aug 15

    Ever Wondered ... What's Uplift?

    Ever Wondered ... What's Uplift?
    Before the chill of last winter’s polar vortex, many in the industry may not have even heard the term uplift payments. If you are still wondering exactly how it works, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") has a docket and…
  • Jul 25

    Energy Resilience Bank Coming to New Jersey

    Energy Resilience Bank Coming to New Jersey
    This week the state of New Jersey took an innovative step in its continuing quest to remain Stronger than the Storm. The N.J. Board of Public Utilities ("BPU") approved Docket No. QO14060626, a subrecipient agreement with the N.J. Economic…
Rank this Week: 1986

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 25

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond
    Downtown LA is getting another economic boost and a historic landmark is getting a new owner, as the consolidation of AEG’s Los Angeles office moves into the Desmond warehouse building just a few blocks away from LA Live. “By…
  • Jul 15

    New Concepts in Clean Technology

    New Concepts in Clean Technology
    The term “clean technology” can be used to describe a wide range of infrastructural development, such as clean energy, advanced transportation, manufacturing water technology, sustainable materials and waste recycling. According…
Rank this Week: 1760

Climate Change and Carbon…

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog

Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.

http://climate.alston.com/blog.aspx
  • Jul 11

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog
    The American Bar Association (ABA) is accepting entries for their 100 best legal blogs. If you enjoy the content we produce, we ask that you please take the time to submit our blog for consideration. You can do so by visiting their site:…
  • May 30

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant
    President Barack Obama is expected to release rules that will put a cap on carbon emissions from existing power plants on June 2. The rules will likely provide many contentious issues. One to keep an eye on is how states handle the rules as…
  • May 15

    CCS Bills In the Senate

    CCS Bills In the Senate
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is trying to gain support from her colleagues for S. 2152, legislation that would increase the commercial availability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. The “Advanced Clean Coal Technology…
Rank this Week: 1364

Energy Law Update

Energy Law Update

Covers major court or regulatory orders, conference or seminar announcements, breaking news in the world of renewable energy, and novel legal issues. By Verrill Dana LLP.

http://www.energylawupdate.com/
  • Jun 30

    USFWS Issues First BGEPA Eagle Take Permit

    USFWS Issues First BGEPA Eagle Take Permit
    On Friday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Sevice issued its first eagle take permit under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.  The permit was issued to the operational Shiloh IV wind power project in Northern California.  Over the…
  • Jun 23

    USFWS 30-Year Eagle Take Permit Challenged in Federal Court

    USFWS 30-Year Eagle Take Permit Challenged in Federal Court
    The advocacy group American Bird Conservancy has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, asking the court to invalidate a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that increased the shelf…
  • Jun 2

    Army Corps Permit for Sisk Wind Power Project Affirmed in Federal Court

    Army Corps Permit for Sisk Wind Power Project Affirmed in Federal Court
    A lawsuit challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ issuance of a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit to TransCanada’s Sisk Mountain wind power project was denied today in U.S. District Court in Maine. …
Rank this Week: 3106

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

Features reports and analysis of recent happenings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

http://www.fercblog.com/blog-2/
  • May 4

    Power Plant Makes Wisconsin Pay

    Power Plant Makes Wisconsin Pay
      A Michigan power plant’s threatened closure may cost Wisconsin ratepayers over $48 million to preserve it’s continuous operation.  The proposed cost for Michigan ratepayers is $4 million, or twelve times less than…
  • Mar 30

    Congress Reacts to Metcalf Attack

    Congress Reacts to Metcalf Attack
    On March 26th, Representative Henry Waxman (D – CA 33rd District), introduced the following bill, H. R. 4298, “To amend the Federal Power Act to protect the bulk-power system and electric infrastructure critical to the United…
  • Mar 9

    New Blog Posts Coming Soon!

    New Blog Posts Coming Soon!
    The post New Blog Posts Coming Soon! appeared first on FERCblog.com.
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The New Carbon Cycle

The New Carbon Cycle

Covers laws and policies surrounding climate change, carbon trading and markets, and renewable energy. By Scott Deatherage of Thompson & Knight LLP.

http://lawandenvironment.typepad.com/newcarboncycle/
Rank this Week: 2119

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

Pace Environmental Notes - electronic edition highlights new documents and events in the areas of Environmental Law, Energy Law, and Land Use Law.

http://paceeenvironmentalnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to introduce Environmental Notes, a new feature on the Pace Law Library Blog, edited by Environmental Law Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law, Taryn L. Rucinski.  PEN-e has provided you with…
  • Aug 19

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to announce that this summer the PEN-e Blog will be transitioning to a feature on the Pace Law Library Blog http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/.  Readers can expect new more substantive content on…
  • Jun 6

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework
    Recently, the World Bank, a partnership established in 1944, that provides "financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world" released a report titled, Global Tracking Framework v. 3 No. 7789 (2013). According to…
Rank this Week: 293

Renewable Energy Law Blog

Renewable Energy Law Blog

News and commentary on the evolving law, science, and policy of renewable energy development. By Shems Dunkiel Kassel & Saunders.

http://renewableenergylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Renewable Energy Law News - Week of August 19, 2013

    Renewable Energy Law News - Week of August 19, 2013
    Advocates protest as more utilities stop or reduce projects eligible for renewable energy credits Washington Electric Cooperative is the only utility in Vermont that has continued to accept applications to its net-metering,…
  • Jul 17

    Renewable Energy Law News - Week of July 15, 2013

    Renewable Energy Law News - Week of July 15, 2013
      PV Renter bill signed into law in HawaiiHONOLULU, Hawaii – A bill that would remove barriers for landlords to invest in renewable energy became law today. Governor Neil Abercrombie signed four bills related to energy at a…
  • Jul 1

    Renewable Energy Law News - Week of July 1, 2013

    Renewable Energy Law News - Week of July 1, 2013
     Hawaii Governor Signs ‘Game-Changing’ Green Energy Policy Into LawGov. Neil Abercrombie packed his ceremonial room today with a rare combination of leaders from the Legislature, HECO, environmental nonprofits and union…
Rank this Week: 1181

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

Analyzes United States offshore energy law, policy, and development. By Jennifer Simon.

http://offshoreenergy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September
    This post was originally published for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Marine Resources Committee Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2 (August 2013).   On July 31, 2013, the Bureau of Ocean Energy…
  • Jun 5

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!
    On Tuesday June 4, 2013, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that the first lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy projects will be held on July 29 and July 31, 2013.…
  • Jun 5

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!
    This is big news, folks.  The people at the DeepCWind Consortium will officially be the first to place a grid-connected wind turbine in U.S. coastal waters.  As if this wasn't newsworthy enough, the Maine turbine is a…
Rank this Week: 2264

Climate Change Blog

Climate Change Blog

Covers climate change and renewable energy legal issues. By McCarter & English.

http://climatelawyers.com/
  • Nov 27

    Will Climate Change Considerations Affect Rebuilding After Sandy? The Short Answer is Yes.

    Will Climate Change Considerations Affect Rebuilding After Sandy? The Short Answer is Yes.
    West Virginia today and Virginia yesterday became the seventh and eighth states to obtain the benefits of a federal Major Disaster Declaration in connection with Superstorm Sandy.  They follow New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode…
  • Nov 7

    Sunrise, Sunset - The Parable of the Two Solar Companie

    Sunrise, Sunset - The Parable of the Two Solar Companie
    "A Rare Solar Success Story" trumpets the American version of The Wall Street Journal today in an article about LDK Solar, a Chinese solar wafer manufacturer.  We agree with "Solar" and "Story" but the rest of the headline does not match…
  • Nov 3

    A Tale of Two Deductibles: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy is Not a Hurricane

    A Tale of Two Deductibles: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy is Not a Hurricane
    You've just weathered a post-tropical cyclone.  Your garage is flattened.  Do you have a hurricane deductible?  Or will your regular deductible apply?  The answer can be worth thousands of dollars as a hurricane deductible is not a fixed…
Rank this Week: 2051

Renewables Offshore Legal Blog

Renewables Offshore Legal Blog

Covers news and regulation of wave, tidal and offershore wind energy. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://lawofficesofcarolynelefant.com/renewablesoffshore
  • Oct 24

    FERC Market Pull Mechanisms for Marine Hydrokinetic and Other Small Renewable

    FERC Market Pull Mechanisms for Marine Hydrokinetic and Other Small Renewable
    Here’s a webinar on FERC market pull incentives for marine hydrokinetics and other small renewables.  It’s 50 minutes in length and you can access it at this link.  If you have any questions about the webinar or you’d like to contact…
  • May 16

    How the Urge To Merge May Drive A Surge in Offshore Renewable

    How the Urge To Merge May Drive A Surge in Offshore Renewable
    The latest injection of financial support for offshore renewables is coming from an unlikely and overlooked source:  electric utility mergers.    In February 2012, the offshore wind industry reaped substantial benefits from two utility…
  • May 16

    Corps of Engineers Issues Final Rule on Nationwide Permit for Small Water-based Renewable

    Corps of Engineers Issues Final Rule on Nationwide Permit for Small Water-based Renewable
    On February 21, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Nationwide Permit 52 for small water-based renewable energy products.  I’ve tracked this issue for a while; announcing the Corps’ intent to develop an NWP for water based…
Rank this Week: 1761

Wind Power Law Blog

Wind Power Law Blog

Focuses on wind energy legal developments, including land use, zoning, and environmental concerns. By Cooper Erving & Savage LLP.

http://windpowerlaw.info
  • Dec 23

    New York offshore wind coalition calls for development of offshore resource

    New York offshore wind coalition calls for development of offshore resource
    New coalition pushes for offshore wind off the cost of Long Island Melville, NY – A broad coalition of New York’s environmental, business, and labor organizations today called on state and federal leaders to move forward with offshore…
  • Dec 23

    New York offshore wind coalition calls for development of offshore resource

    New York offshore wind coalition calls for development of offshore resource
    New coalition pushes for offshore wind off the cost of Long Island Melville, NY – A broad coalition of New York’s environmental, business, and labor organizations today called on state and federal leaders to move forward with…
  • Jun 30

    New York streamlines power plant siting – boon to renewable energy

    New York streamlines power plant siting – boon to renewable energy
    New York is on a roll when it comes to reasonably historic legislation, and the new power plant siting legislation signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo is no exception. The famous (or infamous depending on one’s point of view) Article…
Rank this Week: 1985

J. Mark Robinette, Attorney

J. Mark Robinette, Attorney

Follows Arkansas energy, oil, gas, law along with environmental, public utilities, and real estate law.

http://robinetteslaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3438