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Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Mar 24

    Oregon selects 15 solar projects for development under Solar Development Incentive program

    Oregon selects 15 solar projects for development under Solar Development Incentive program
    At least 116 megawatts of new solar energy development will soon be underway in Oregon, supported by the state’s Solar Development Incentive (SDI) program. Oregon’s SDI program was approved by the 2016 legislature, and is intended…
  • Mar 14

    New Report Identifies Cleantech Market Opportunities in Southern California

    New Report Identifies Cleantech Market Opportunities in Southern California
    If you’re looking for a new cleantech startup idea, the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Network (SD-REIN) recently released a report that identifies cleantech market opportunities in the Southern California region. The report,…
  • Feb 21

    California Energy Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session

    California Energy Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session
    February 17, 2017 marked the deadline by which legislators had to introduce bills for the first half of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. The Stoel Rives’ Energy Team has been and will continue to monitor bills throughout the two-year…
Rank this Week: 820

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
  • Mar 24

    Illinois Announces NextGrid

    Illinois Announces NextGrid
    This week, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC or Commission) launched NextGrid, an initiative to explore the utility of the future. It will be an 18-month statewide collaborative aimed at transforming Illinois’ energy landscape and…
  • Jan 27

    FERC Issues Updated Reliability Primer

    FERC Issues Updated Reliability Primer
    If you are new to the industry or simply want to brush up on the basics, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) consider the recently released Reliability Primer a gift. The comprehensive manual not only provides an overview…
  • Jan 27

    FERC Issues Updated Reliability Primer

    FERC Issues Updated Reliability Primer
    If you are new to the industry or simply want to brush up on the basics, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) consider the recently released Reliability Primer a gift. The comprehensive manual not only provides an overview…
Rank this Week: 4463

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 24

    Trump’s EPA Budget in Perspective

    Trump’s EPA Budget in Perspective
    The Environmental Protection Network, a coalition of former EPA professionals, has issued a detailed analysis of Trump’s proposed EPA budget.  We knew the proposal was bad, but the new analysis shows just how damaging the…
  • Mar 23

    The Future Of Energy In 2030

    The Future Of Energy In 2030
    How we generate, distribute and use electricity is key to meeting California’s environmental and greenhouse gas reduction goals. We need to be much more efficient with the electricity we use, while ensuring that it comes from greenhouse…
  • Mar 23

    A Motley Crew

    A Motley Crew
    ProPublica has a list of Trump appointees to agencies. They can be aptly described as a motley crew. The most significant is probably Senior White House Advisor Donald Benton, a former Washington State senator and Trump’s regional…
Rank this Week: 795

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

Covers regulatory, legal, policy, and business developments regarding sustainable chemicals, biofuels, renewable feedstocks, green chemistry, and other developing technologies. By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

http://blog.braginfo.org/
  • Mar 24

    NASA Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution

    NASA Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution
    On March 15, 2017, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) published the results of a joint study with German and Canadian agencies on the impact of biofuels on jet engine pollution, including emissions and contrail…
  • Mar 24

    European Parliament Plenary Votes Strengthen Biobased Economy

    European Parliament Plenary Votes Strengthen Biobased Economy
    On March 14, 2017, European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomed the outcome of the European Parliament’s plenary vote on the waste legislation proposal in which the Members of Parliament recognized the contributions of bioplastics to the…
  • Mar 24

    National Farmers Union Passes Resolution On Higher Blended Fuel

    National Farmers Union Passes Resolution On Higher Blended Fuel
    On March 13, 2017, the South Dakota Farmers Union announced that the National Farmers Union had passed a resolution calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to open the market to higher blends of ethanol during its annual…
Rank this Week: 3628

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/
Rank this Week: 976

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    Ed Sellamia Joins Nimonik

    Ed Sellamia Joins Nimonik
    It is with pleasure and excitement we announce that Ed Sellamia has joined Nimonik as Head of International Strategy and Sales. A recent MBA graduate from the Schulich School of Business, Ed has over ten years of experience in B2B…
  • Mar 23

    Chúck Odenigbo Joins Nimonik

    Chúck Odenigbo Joins Nimonik
    Chúk Odenigbo has joined Nimonik’s regulatory team and will be active in the creation and update of international environmental, health and safety regulatory management solutions. Chúk holds bachelors in…
  • Mar 23

    Juliette Lees Joins Nimonik

    Juliette Lees Joins Nimonik
    We are pleased to announce that Juliette Lees has joined Nimonik as an EHS Regulatory Analyst. Juliette has a master’s degree in Environmental Impact Assessment from Concordia University. Her thesis, Analysis of uncertainty…
Rank this Week: 2912

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
  • Mar 22

    FERC Authorizes Train 3 Exports from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG Terminal

    FERC Authorizes Train 3 Exports from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG Terminal
    FERC has issued a letter order authorizing Cheniere Energy to commence liquefaction and export activities from Train 3 of the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La.  
  • Mar 22

    Resources Energy’s Proposed Alaska LNG Terminal Cancelled

    Resources Energy’s Proposed Alaska LNG Terminal Cancelled
    KTVA Alaska reports that Japanese-based firm Resources Energy, Inc. (REI) has cancelled its plans to build a small, nearly $1 billion LNG plant at Port MacKenzie, Cook Inlet, Alaska due to low LNG prices.  REI planned to supply LNG to…
  • Mar 15

    NextDecade May Become Public Company

    NextDecade May Become Public Company
    Harmony Merger Corp. (Harmony) and privately held NextDecade, LLC (NextDecade) have announced that they have executed a non-binding letter of intent for a business combination transaction which would result in NextDecade becoming a publicly…
Rank this Week: 174

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: 852

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
  • Mar 22

    Can Reworking a Saltwater Disposal Well Maintain a Lease?

    Can Reworking a Saltwater Disposal Well Maintain a Lease?
    Posted by Charles Sartain Should the sufficiency of reworking operations under the cessation-of-production clause of an oil and gas lease be limited to the producing well?  Crystal River Oil and Gas, LLC et al v. Patton was a suit…
  • Mar 14

    The Parol Evidence Rule at Work in a Mineral Transaction

    The Parol Evidence Rule at Work in a Mineral Transaction
    Posted by Charles Sartain A phrase currently in common usage begins with “‘cluster” and ends with a vulgarity that has been around for centuries. Saheid v. Kennedy presents facts that pretty much exemplify the meaning…
  • Mar 7

    Does it Matter if a Deed Correction is Material?

    Does it Matter if a Deed Correction is Material?
    Posted by Charles Sartain Co-author Katie English McCabe Trust v. Ranger Energy LLC, is the consequence of failing to comply with the Texas Property Code when correcting real property conveyances. The simplified facts In 2008, Mark III…
Rank this Week: 2435

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Mar 20

    President’s Proposed Budget Increases Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Funding

    President’s Proposed Budget Increases Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Funding
    Much of the discussion surrounding President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint has focused on cuts, but one proposed budget increase shows the new administration is likely to continue focusing on healthcare fraud enforcement.  Among…
  • Mar 13

    SEC Opens Cease-and-Desist Order Proceeding against Broker-Dealer and Chief Compliance / AML Officer

    SEC Opens Cease-and-Desist Order Proceeding against Broker-Dealer and Chief Compliance / AML Officer
    As we have highlighted in prior posts, regulators of financial institutions, including FinCEN, FINRA and SEC, have increasingly brought actions to bring organizations – and individuals – into compliance with AML / BSA…
  • Mar 9

    Will 2017 Be the Year of Insider Trading Reform?

    Will 2017 Be the Year of Insider Trading Reform?
    For several years running, insider trading has been among the most high-profile enforcement priorities for both DOJ and the SEC. Unlike most federal criminal law, insider trading remains undefined by statute, having instead been largely…
Rank this Week: 1375

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Mar 20

    Domestic Crude Oil Production Down in 2016

    Domestic Crude Oil Production Down in 2016
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, ““Despite increasing crude oil prices throughout most of 2016, total U.S. crude oil production in 2016 was below its 2015 level. However, monthly production began growing in…
  • Mar 3

    Fracking Insider’s Wayne D’Angelo Testifies to Congress on Barriers to Infrastructure

    Fracking Insider’s Wayne D’Angelo Testifies to Congress on Barriers to Infrastructure
    Please check out our Fracking Insider colleague, Wayne D’Angelo, who testified before two House Government Reform Subcommittees on barriers to infrastructure, including energy infrastructure.…
  • Feb 2

    Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee is a Chevron Skeptic

    Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee is a Chevron Skeptic
    On January 31, President Trump introduced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia.  Gorsuch, who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, has been…
Rank this Week: 2337

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Mar 19

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?
    In the last quarter-century and more, no current member of the Supreme Court tried a lawsuit of any kind to a judge or jury. Almost none of the justices has ever tried a civil case to verdict. And before their honors became appellate…
  • Dec 18

    No Class?

    No Class?
    A question of numbers Class actions can save courts and parties a lot of time and money. But what if the class includes just a few members? How much time and money will the class action device save then? The Third Circuit grappled with that…
  • Nov 13

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making
    Election results Many voters believed that the major U.S. political parties offered them two disappointing choices for President this year. Although their reasons for disparaging their options varied from voter to voter, a rough consensus…
Rank this Week: 3547

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Mar 14

    Takeaways from the 2017 Annual Longshore Conference

    Takeaways from the 2017 Annual Longshore Conference
    The 2017 Annual Longshore Conference was held last week at the Intercontinental Hotel in New Orleans. The annual conference, which is presented by Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor,…
  • Feb 13

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Use of Special Jury Interrogatory on Whether an Accident Occurred

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Use of Special Jury Interrogatory on Whether an Accident Occurred
    In defending personal injury claims, defendants frequently have to deal with jury interrogatories that infer the plaintiff actually experienced an incident that caused or contributed to his complaints, despite there being a question as to…
  • Feb 1

    Psychological Injuries and Medical Examiners Under the LHWCA

    Psychological Injuries and Medical Examiners Under the LHWCA
    On January 27, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Ceres Marine Terminals, Inc. v. Director, OWCP, (Samuel Jackson), No. 15-1041, affirmed the decisions of an Administrative Law Judge and the Benefits Review Board holding that a…
Rank this Week: 2345

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/
Rank this Week: 1657

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    PA DEP addresses possible link between local earthquakes and fracking

    PA DEP addresses possible link between local earthquakes and fracking
    Pennsylvania’s environmental regulators last month addressed a potential link between a string of small local earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing in the Utica Shale. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)…
  • Jan 20

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked
    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) may see new challenges in negotiating settlements with purported violators of Pennsylvania’s Clean Stream Law.  A recent Pennsylvania appellate court ruled that ongoing…
  • Dec 22

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
Rank this Week: 1344

Inside Africa law

Inside Africa law

Covers legal developments around Africa. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.insideafricalaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3608

Oil and Gas Law Digest

Oil and Gas Law Digest

By Austin W. Brister.

http://www.oilandgaslawdigest.com
Rank this Week: 2921

Gaille Energy Blog

Gaille Energy Blog

Discusses innovative proposals in the field of energy law. By Scott Gaille.

http://gaillelaw.com/energy-law-blog/
  • Jan 19

    Handbooks for Energy Contracts [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 43]

    Handbooks for Energy Contracts [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 43]
    Transactional lawyers tend to disengage after the closing. That’s a mistake in the energy industry. Our joint venture agreements endure for decades. Our construction contracts last for years. After the closing, non-lawyers usually…
  • Dec 19

    Rick Perry’s Energy Policy [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 42]

    Rick Perry’s Energy Policy [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 42]
    I first met Rick Perry when I was Legislative Aide to Texas Representative Harvey Hilderbran.  Back then, Perry was a three-term Democratic State Representative—albeit a fairly conservative one.  The Young Conservatives of…
  • Dec 5

    Teaching Energy with Simulations [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 41]

    Teaching Energy with Simulations [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 41]
    A decade ago I developed my first energy simulation for Rice University’s Graduate School of Business.  It was designed to teach international energy development using exploration blocks in the Republic of Angola.  My Angola…
Rank this Week: 3413

Gaille Energy Law Blog

Gaille Energy Law Blog

By Scott Gaille. Discusses innovative proposals in the field of energy law.

http://gaillelaw.com/energy-law-blog/
  • Jan 19

    Handbooks for Energy Contracts [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 43]

    Handbooks for Energy Contracts [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 43]
    Transactional lawyers tend to disengage after the closing. That’s a mistake in the energy industry. Our joint venture agreements endure for decades. Our construction contracts last for years. After the closing, non-lawyers usually…
  • Dec 19

    Rick Perry’s Energy Policy [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 42]

    Rick Perry’s Energy Policy [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 42]
    I first met Rick Perry when I was Legislative Aide to Texas Representative Harvey Hilderbran.  Back then, Perry was a three-term Democratic State Representative—albeit a fairly conservative one.  The Young Conservatives of…
  • Dec 5

    Teaching Energy with Simulations [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 41]

    Teaching Energy with Simulations [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 41]
    A decade ago I developed my first energy simulation for Rice University’s Graduate School of Business.  It was designed to teach international energy development using exploration blocks in the Republic of Angola.  My Angola…
Rank this Week: 3703

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • Jan 13

    Debra Roby & Andrea Sarmentero Garzon Featured in District Energy Magazine

    Debra Roby & Andrea Sarmentero Garzon Featured in District Energy Magazine
            Jennings, Strouss & Salmon energy attorneys, Debra Roby & Andrea Sarmentero Garzon, are featured in the latest edition of District Energy magazine. Read the full article: In the wake of Hughes v. Talen…
  • Oct 24

    Gerit F. Hull Featured in District Energy Magazine

    Gerit F. Hull Featured in District Energy Magazine
      Jennings, Strouss & Salmon attorney, Gerit F. Hull, is featured in the latest edition of District Energy magazine. Read the full article: D.C. Circuit to address PJM capacity market rules affecting renewables and demand resource
  • Oct 11

    Energy Companies Need to Ready Themselves for New CFTC Position Limits Regime

    Energy Companies Need to Ready Themselves for New CFTC Position Limits Regime
    A recent public statement by Timothy Massad, the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or “Commission”) indicates that the CFTC still plans to finalize its position limits rule before the end of…
Rank this Week: 1643

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/
  • Nov 6

    CFTC Approves Supplemental Proposal for Proposed Regulation AT

    CFTC Approves Supplemental Proposal for Proposed Regulation AT
    By: Athena Eastwood, Anthony Mansfield, Paul Pantano, Neal Kumar, Natalie Mitchell and Lamiya Rahman On November 4, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or the…
  • Oct 31

    Not Your Grandmother’s Form 40

    Not Your Grandmother’s Form 40
    By Athena Eastwood, Anthony Mansfield, Paul Pantano, Neal Kumar and Natalie Mitchell A common tool that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or the “Commission”) relies upon to…
  • Oct 25

    FERC Issues ANOPR on Revisions to Oil Pipeline Indexing Policies and Reporting Requirement

    FERC Issues ANOPR on Revisions to Oil Pipeline Indexing Policies and Reporting Requirement
    By Mark Haskell, Brett Snyder and Lamiya Rahman On October 20, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking…
Rank this Week: 4266

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/
  • Aug 2

    Albany Environmental News - July 2016

    Albany Environmental News - July 2016
    Below are recent regulatory issues and laws just passed by both houses of the NYS Legislature including one signed by Governor Cuomo must still decide whether to sign or veto. 1. Statute of Limitations Set by Superfund Designation SO…
  • Aug 2

    Staying Connected on Water Issue

    Staying Connected on Water Issue
    Clean Water NY: What actions are needed to ensure sustainable water resources in the 21st century? May 6, 2015 The New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section presented last year's Legislative Forum on water infrastructure and…
  • Jun 27

    Message from the Outgoing Chair, June 2016

    Message from the Outgoing Chair, June 2016
    By Michael J. Lesser, 2015-2016 Chair, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA My past year as Section Chair has sped by in a blur. There have been so many excellent events, meetings with section members and revelations about our profession that…
Rank this Week: 1746

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
  • Jul 20

    Can New Federal Guidance Unlock the Residential PACE Market? We’re Almost There!

    Can New Federal Guidance Unlock the Residential PACE Market? We’re Almost There!
    Under newly issued guidance, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin insuring mortgages on qualifying properties with PACE assessments.Unlike the active commercial Property Assessed…
  • Apr 5

    IRS Rules on Late Inverted Lease Election

    IRS Rules on Late Inverted Lease Election
    This is an article‎ that David Burton published in Tax Notes that discusses three recent Internal Revenue Service rulings in which permission was granted, in what appears to be solar energy project, inverted lease transactions, in…
  • Mar 29

    Question and Answer from the Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar

    Question and Answer from the Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar
    Question from Seminar Participant: The tax equity investor invests to own only a portion of the production tax credits (PTCs) up front, since there is an unknown of the actual production levels of the wind farm. What does the…
Rank this Week: 3613

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: 4919

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Jun 22

    Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO

    Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO
    Competitive Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO alleging that the New York Independent System Operator’s AC Transmission Public Policy Transmission Needs Project Solicitation (“Feb 29…
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Supreme Court Blasts Maryland for Distorting PJM’s Capacity Market

    U.S. Supreme Court Blasts Maryland for Distorting PJM’s Capacity Market
    The U.S. Supreme Court blasts Maryland for distorting PJM’s capacity market, thus affirming the Fourth Circuit’s ruling that the Maryland Public Service Commission’s Generation Order is field preempted by FERC’s…
  • Jan 25

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!
    The Supreme Court has reversed the D.C. Circuit’s opinion in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association, ruling that FERC Order 745 complies with the plain terms of the Federal Power Act. Active demand…
Rank this Week: 3437

Energy Legal Blog

Energy Legal Blog

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

http://www.energylegalblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Regional Enforcement Snapshot of Southern Africa

    Regional Enforcement Snapshot of Southern Africa
    According to the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index for 2014 (hereafter the “International Corruption Index”), the nine countries that make up southern Africa rate from “average” to…
  • Mar 18

    FERC Report on Transmission Investment and Related Technical Conference

    FERC Report on Transmission Investment and Related Technical Conference
    At the March 17, 2016 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) meeting, FERC’s Office of Energy Policy and Innovation presented a report assessing the effectiveness of FERC’s transmission investment policies,…
  • Mar 16

    Shale Play South Africa – An update on shale gas exploration

    Shale Play South Africa – An update on shale gas exploration
    Progress Report: Shale Play in South Africa Legal basis In June 2015, South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) published Regulations for Petroleum Exploration and Production (the Regulations) which introduced guidelines…
Rank this Week: 4663

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
Rank this Week: 1127

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/
  • Jun 15

    We Have Moved

    We Have Moved
    This blog has moved to http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/ ... you should be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
Rank this Week: 4221

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/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 2109

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: 5046

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…
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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…
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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. …
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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: 1820

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: 2135

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: 4976

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: 882

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: 2421

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: 4647

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: 2763