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GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law Blog

Covers renewable energy, environmental regulation and the Clean Water Act. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    Is Third-Party Financing for Energy Efficiency Ready for Prime Time?

    Is Third-Party Financing for Energy Efficiency Ready for Prime Time?
    In recent years, innovations in finance helped spark explosive growth in distributed generation technologies such as roof-top solar. New and creative rooftop leasing transactions allow third-party investors, rather than homeowners, to fund…
  • Jul 24

    Department of Energy Offers $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Energy Efficiency, Renewables, and Energy Storage

    Department of Energy Offers $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Energy Efficiency, Renewables, and Energy Storage
    The U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office recently announced a new solicitation for federal loan guarantees to help promote renewable energy, energy storage technology, and energy efficiency projects. The loan guarantees are aimed…
  • Jul 21

    Please Join Us for LSI's Columbia River Treaty Conference

    Please Join Us for LSI's Columbia River Treaty Conference
    Please join us for Law Seminar International's Columbia River Treaty Conference, which will be held here in Seattle on September 22 & 23, 2014. The conference is particularly timely because, as we've discussed at length here, September…
Rank this Week: 2936

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
  • Jul 29

    B.C. Oil and Gas Commission Updates LNG Facility Regulation

    B.C. Oil and Gas Commission Updates LNG Facility Regulation
    The British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission announced that it has enacted the new Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation (LNGFR) under the authority of Section 111(2) of the Oil and Gas Activities Act.  The announcement states that…
  • Jul 29

    Quicksilver Resources Canada Files for LNG Export Authority

    Quicksilver Resources Canada Files for LNG Export Authority
    Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc. (Quicksilver) filed an application with the Canadian National Energy Board to export 20 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) (960 Bcf/year) of LNG over 25 years from the proposed Discovery LNG Project located just…
  • Jul 28

    Liquefied Natural Gas Limited to Acquire Nova Scotia LNG Terminal Site

    Liquefied Natural Gas Limited to Acquire Nova Scotia LNG Terminal Site
    Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL) announced that it will acquire the Bear Head LNG terminal site in Nova Scotia for US$11 million.  The site was at one time being developed as an LNG import terminal by Anadarko Petroleum.  LNGL…
Rank this Week: 205

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jul 29

    Longmont Fracking Ban Struck Down

    Longmont Fracking Ban Struck Down
    On July 24th, Boulder County District Judge Dolores Mallard struck down the Longmont, Colorado ban on hydraulic fracturing. The ban, which was passed in November 2013, amended the city’s charter to prohibit hydraulic fracturing. After…
  • Jun 9

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 34

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 34
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 34 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Utah. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • May 1

    Texas Jury Awards Nearly $3 Million to Family Alleging Health Problems from Natural Gas Well

    Texas Jury Awards Nearly $3 Million to Family Alleging Health Problems from Natural Gas Well
    An April 22nd verdict by a Texas jury awarded $2.9 million to a family that alleged natural gas wells drilled on adjacent property by Aruba Petroleum Inc. caused significant health and economic difficulties. The jury’s five to one…
Rank this Week: 3442

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 29

    Congressman Waxman Tells FERC: Read UC Berkeley’s Climate Change Study

    Congressman Waxman Tells FERC: Read UC Berkeley’s Climate Change Study
    In a Congressional hearing this morning, Congressman Henry Waxman had a rare chance to face all five sitting members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) at the same time to talk about climate change. He took the opportunity to…
  • Jul 29

    Rand Paul and the Environment (Take 2)

    Rand Paul and the Environment (Take 2)
    Yesterday I posted a confused discussion of Paul’s environmental views. (Probably due to brain lock from spending  too many hours puzzling over the numerical examples in EME Homer!) I wanted to replace it with a…
  • Jul 28

    Rand Paul Recalibrates His Environmental View

    Rand Paul Recalibrates His Environmental View
    As part of his effort to broaden his support for the next Presidential race, Rand Paul has been soft-peddling his ideological positions. This is true in the environmental area as well. When Rand Paul was running for the Senate, his position…
Rank this Week: 275

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Jul 29

    EPA's Denver hearing on the Clean Power Plan: My comment

    EPA's Denver hearing on the Clean Power Plan: My comment
    Noah Long, Legal Director, Western Energy Project, Energy & Transportation Program, San Francisco: This morning I attended the sold-out EPA hearing in Denver on the proposed Clean Power Plan. From what I saw, most of the…
  • Jul 29

    California and Mexico - Good Neighbors Working Together for Clean Energy

    California and Mexico - Good Neighbors Working Together for Clean Energy
    Annie Notthoff, California Advocacy Director, San Francisco office and Sacramento: With today’s signing of a new energy MOU, California and Mexico took another step in the march to a clean energy future. …
  • Jul 29

    New report: Drinking water at risk from poorly regulated oil and gas waste injection

    New report: Drinking water at risk from poorly regulated oil and gas waste injection
    Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.: Yesterday the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an eagerly awaited report on the state of something called the Underground Injection Control program. This…
Rank this Week: 1439

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/
  • Jul 29

    Jimmy McAllen's Judgment Against Forest Oil Affirmed

    Jimmy McAllen's Judgment Against Forest Oil Affirmed
    Jimmy McAllen's battle against Forest Oil has moved one step closer to conclusion. Last week the Corpus Christi Court of Appeals affirmed an arbitration award of more than $20 million against Forest Oil for environmental and other damages to…
  • Jul 23

    Texas Railroad Commission Proposes New Rule on Authority of Pipelines to Condemn Private Property

    Texas Railroad Commission Proposes New Rule on Authority of Pipelines to Condemn Private Property
    The Texas Railroad Commission has published a proposed rule that will change how pipelines are classified as "common carriers" and "gas utilities." That classification determines whether pipelines can exercise the power of eminent domain --…
  • Jul 16

    More About "Allocation Wells"

    More About "Allocation Wells"
    Mike McElroy of the Austin firm McElroy, Sullivan, Miller, Weber & Olmstead, has written an article in the Section Report of the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law (Spring 2014), titled "Production Allocation: Looking for a Basis…
Rank this Week: 513

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
  • Jul 29

    Rumsfeld, Morrison and the Discovery Rule in Texa

    Rumsfeld, Morrison and the Discovery Rule in Texa
    Posted by Charles SartainAs Donald Rumsfeld teaches, knowledge can be divided into three categories: Known knowns; things that we know that we know; known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know; and unknown…
  • Jul 22

    This is Why You Need a Will

    This is Why You Need a Will
    Posted by Charles SartainCo-author Brooke Sizer Let’s talk title disputes, especially ones between those with record title and those claiming title by possession: They are complicated (There were 229 defendants in today’s…
  • Jul 15

    The Non-Binding Agreement – Louisiana Edition

    The Non-Binding Agreement – Louisiana Edition
    Posted by Charles SartainCo-author Brooke Sizer I say, ”Let’s go down to the crab shack for some seafood”.  You say, “I agree, we’ll go to a steakhouse for a big, juicy slab of…
Rank this Week: 2113

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: 4402

Energy Legal Blog

Energy Legal Blog

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

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

    Latest UK Onshore Licensing Round Announced

    Latest UK Onshore Licensing Round Announced
    by Alastair Young, Darren Spalding and Nick Kendrick The UK Government has today announced the opening of the eagerly anticipated 14th onshore oil and gas licensing round, with applications invited until 2pm on 28 October 2014. Hundreds of…
  • Jul 28

    Battles Continue Over Local Bans on Hydraulic Fracturing

    Battles Continue Over Local Bans on Hydraulic Fracturing
    by Heather Palmer In towns across America, hydraulic fracturing continues to be a hot-button issue, with municipalities in at least twelve states adopting measures to ban hydraulic fracturing altogether on a temporary or permanent…
  • Jul 28

    INFOGRAPHIC: EPA’s Regulatory Timeline for Disclosure and Reporting of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical

    INFOGRAPHIC: EPA’s Regulatory Timeline for Disclosure and Reporting of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical
    by Bracewell & Giuliani In May 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comments on its proposed rule regarding disclosure and reporting requirements for chemicals…
Rank this Week: 1294

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 8

    Blurred Lines: States, FERC and Regulatory Uncertainty

    Blurred Lines: States, FERC and Regulatory Uncertainty
    On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court declined to hear Kansas City Power & Light Co.'s appeal of a lower court's affirmation of the Missouri Public Service Commission order denying the utility the right to recover FERC-approved transmission…
  • Jun 26

    Massachusetts DPU Says Time of Use Pricing Will Be the Default for All Customer

    Massachusetts DPU Says Time of Use Pricing Will Be the Default for All Customer
    In a recent order, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (“Department” or “DPU”) stated that time varying rates are an essential component of grid modernization. As a result, the design of basic service must…
Rank this Week: 1502

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/
  • Jul 25

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Pregnancy Discrimination Case
     On July 1, 2014, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Young v. UPS, Inc. to decide “whether and in what circumstances, an employer that provides work accommodations to nonpregnant employees with work limitations…
  • Jul 1

    Amanda James Joins Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

    Amanda James Joins Sullivan & Ward, P.C.
    Amanda James has joined Sullivan & Ward, P.C. as an associate attorney.  Amanda graduated from Drake University Law School in 2008.  Since that time, she has focused her practice on public utility and regulatory work.  She…
  • Jun 30

    John T. Ward and Richard R. Chabot Honored

    John T. Ward and Richard R. Chabot Honored
    Sullivan & Ward, P.C.'s President and CEO, John T. Ward, was recently honored by the Iowa State Bar Association as a member of the "50 Year" class of 2014.  John graduated from Drake University Law School in 1964 and has been…
Rank this Week: 1277

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Free Food Safety Checklists SQF, IFS, FSSC

    Free Food Safety Checklists SQF, IFS, FSSC
    Nimonik works with many food producers and packagers, in fact we support compliance efforts at America’s second largest bakery, which produces over 5.1 million loafs of bread a week! In addition to bakeries, we work with salmon farms,…
  • Jul 21

    Hotel Inspections App for iPhone and iPad

    Hotel Inspections App for iPhone and iPad
    Keeping your hotel clean and safe is essential. Nimonik works with hotels, bed and breakfasts and other lodging organizations around the world to ensure their rooms and facilities are clean and safe for their employees and guests. With our…
  • Jul 21

    Hotel Insepections App for iPhone and iPad

    Hotel Insepections App for iPhone and iPad
    Keeping your hotel clean and safe is essential. Nimonik works with hotels, bed and breakfasts and other lodging organizations around the world to ensure their rooms and facilities are clean and safe for their employees and guests. With our…
Rank this Week: 1842

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

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

    New Report Ranks Power Utilities by Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Performance

    New Report Ranks Power Utilities by Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Performance
    In a first-of-its-kind report announced this morning, Ceres and Clean Edge ranked the nation's largest electric utilities and local subsidiaries on their renewable energy sales and energy efficiency savings. The report focused on three clean…
  • Jul 21

    Businesses and Policymakers Confirm Mexican Energy Reforms Are Gaining Momentum

    Businesses and Policymakers Confirm Mexican Energy Reforms Are Gaining Momentum
    Earlier this year, a group of Stoel Rives attorneys traveled to Mexico to assess existing opportunities and pending developments in the Mexican power markets.  Some of the reforms and key trends identified during that trip are now taking…
  • Jul 10

    Jon Wellinghoff Talks Grid Security, FERC, Smart Grid and Renewable

    Jon Wellinghoff Talks Grid Security, FERC, Smart Grid and Renewable
    We wanted to invite our readers to listen in on a one-on-one conversation between our colleague Jon Wellinghoff and Marty Rosenberg, EnergyBiz editor-in-chief, July 15, noon-1 p.m. Eastern. You can register here.  Jon, the immediate past…
Rank this Week: 925

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: 492

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/
  • Jul 22

    Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court invalidates Act 13 provisions granting the review of local ordinance

    Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court invalidates Act 13 provisions granting the review of local ordinance
    On July 17, 2014, following a December 19, 2013, remand by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Commonwealth Court issued its opinion addressing challenges to several sections of Pennsylvania’s new Oil and Gas Act (known as Act 13).The…
  • Jul 17

    Third Circuit holds that Shut-In Royalty Provision maintains lease on non-producing well

    Third Circuit holds that Shut-In Royalty Provision maintains lease on non-producing well
    On July 17, 2014, the Third Circuit affirmed a grant of a motion to dismiss in connection with a claim that an oil and gas lease had expired (Messner v. SWEPI LP, No. 13-3813, slip op. (3d Cir. July 17, 2014)).The lessor claimed that vertical…
  • Jul 11

    Alberta experiments with "play-based" regulation

    Alberta experiments with "play-based" regulation
    The Alberta Energy Regulator ("AER") will pilot a "play-based" regulatory framework for unconventional oil and gas development in part of the Duvernay shale play in west-central Alberta this fall.The Duvernay shale play is a large, developing…
Rank this Week: 4929

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Jul 21

    New Definition of Waters Protected Under the Clean Water Act Proposed

    New Definition of Waters Protected Under the Clean Water Act Proposed
    Krystin FrazierThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have proposed a new rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The proposal sets forth several categories…
  • Jul 14

    A Beach Vacation from the Longshore Act

    A Beach Vacation from the Longshore Act
    Douglas P. MatthewsIn an unpublished per curiam decision, Global Management Enterprises, LLC v. Commerce & Industry Insurance Company, No. 13-31249, filed June 23, 2014, Judges Davis, Benavides and Prado determined that a worker who was…
  • Jun 24

    Enforcing Foreign Judgments in U.S. Admiralty Courts: Second Circuit Prefers Substance Over Form

    Enforcing Foreign Judgments in U.S. Admiralty Courts: Second Circuit Prefers Substance Over Form
    James D. BercawAfter protracted and expensive litigation overseas, you obtain a judgment against the defendant. There remains one series of hurdles left to cross: the defendant refuses to pay that judgment and has no assets in the country…
Rank this Week: 1976

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 17

    PTC “Start of Construction” Clarifying Guidance Expected in a Week or Two

    PTC “Start of Construction” Clarifying Guidance Expected in a Week or Two
    General Electric (GE) stated on its quarterly earnings call today that it expected that the clarification to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) production tax credit (PTC) “start of construction” guidance would be released…
  • Jul 7

    Solar City and Sunrun File Suit Challenging Arizona Property Tax on Leased Solar System

    Solar City and Sunrun File Suit Challenging Arizona Property Tax on Leased Solar System
    Solar City Corporation and Sunrun Inc. (collectively, the “Companies”) filed suit on June 30, 2014 challenging the Arizona Department of Revenue’s (ADOR) position that certain solar systems owned by the Companies (the…
  • Jun 30

    Sound Bites from REFF Wall Street

    Sound Bites from REFF Wall Street
    The Renewable Energy Finance Forum Wall Street was held on June 25 and 26.  Below are selected sound bites about YieldCos, tax equity and the capital markets opportunities for renewables.  This post was prepared without the benefit…
Rank this Week: 4076

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/
  • Jul 13

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update May 2014, Issue #17

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update May 2014, Issue #17
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News EPA to Review All Consent Decrees as per 2014 -2018 Strategic Plan As part of EPA's FY 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, the agency has set the goal of...
  • Jul 13

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update Annual Report for 2013

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update Annual Report for 2013
    The Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association has published an E-Book entitled "NY Environmental Enforcement Update 2013 Annual Report." It is a compilation of the monthly 2013 NY Environmental Enforcement…
  • Jun 16

    Environmental Legislation Forum Focuses on NY Oil Transportation

    Environmental Legislation Forum Focuses on NY Oil Transportation
    By John Louis Parker and Jillian Kasow, Co-Chairs, Committee on Legislation On May 14, 2014, the Environmental Section held a successful and well-attended annual Legislative Forum and Luncheon. The Great Hall at New York State Bar Center,…
Rank this Week: 4100

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: 3883

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 22

    Senate Bill Could Hinder Flood Protection Lawsuit

    Senate Bill Could Hinder Flood Protection Lawsuit
    On April 16, 2014, the Louisiana State Senate passed Senate Bill 553 which would unwind a carefully watched lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies filed by the South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East ("SLFPA-E") for damages…
Rank this Week: 1273

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: 2044

Megawatt: British Columbia…

Megawatt: British Columbia Renewable Energy Law Blog

Covers the renewable energy sector. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://www.bcenergyblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Canada High Court Decision Impacts Energy Project Development

    Canada High Court Decision Impacts Energy Project Development
    The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) by unanimous decision on June 26, 2014 in the case of Tsilhqot’ in Nation v. British Columbia declared for the first time “Aboriginal title” in Canada for the Tsilhqot’in Nation over…
  • May 9

    CEAA JRP Issues Report and Recommendations on BC Mega Dam

    CEAA JRP Issues Report and Recommendations on BC Mega Dam
    Yesterday, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Joint Review Panel (JRP) issued its comprehensive Report on BC Hydro’s proposed 1,100 MW large hydroelectric dam, Site C Clean Energy Project. Here is the final JRP…
  • Nov 26

    BC Hydro's Integrated Resource Plan Released

    BC Hydro's Integrated Resource Plan Released
    Today, at long last, BC Hydro released its intergrated resource plan.  BC Hydro advises on its website that it has been accepted by Government. Click here for a link to the full IRP. Notable is the inclusion of a…
Rank this Week: 2725

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: 2157

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • Jun 23

    Ready for the New Bulk Electric System Definition?

    Ready for the New Bulk Electric System Definition?
      The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and its electric utility industry stakeholders are nearing the effective date of a definition that is critical to the role of NERC and everyone involved in the electric utility…
  • Jun 20

    FERC Changes ROE Methodology for Public Utilitie

    FERC Changes ROE Methodology for Public Utilitie
    On June 19, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an order significantly revising its methodology for determining the base Return on Equity (“ROE”) for jurisdictional electric utility…
  • Jun 20

    EPA PUBLISHES NEW REGULATIONS ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

    EPA PUBLISHES NEW REGULATIONS ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published this week its two proposed regulations addressing greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired Electric Generating Units…
Rank this Week: 2043

Oil and Gas Law Digest

Oil and Gas Law Digest

By Austin W. Brister.

http://www.oilandgaslawdigest.com
  • Jun 19

    Legalese: Standard Interpretive Boilerplate

    Legalese: Standard Interpretive Boilerplate
    “Legalese Schmegalese.” I first started reviewing contracts back in my days working with TIC Wyoming, Inc., a subsidiary of the Kiewitt  Corporation, reviewing large scale heavy industrial construction contracts for…
  • May 29

    Farmout Agreements: Key Decisions and Negotiation Point

    Farmout Agreements: Key Decisions and Negotiation Point
    As I stated in my Part One of my Farmout Agreement Series, farmout agreements can be somewhat less “straight-forward” than other common oil and gas agreements.  Contracts, Leases, JOA’s, for example, are each highly…
  • Feb 27

    Non-Participating Royalty Interests – A Simple Concept with Complex Rule

    Non-Participating Royalty Interests – A Simple Concept with Complex Rule
    I had an excellent time this week presenting to the Houston Association of Lease and Title Analysts on February 25, 2014, at the Houston Petroleum Club.  It was a great turnout, as I believe we had almost 250 attendees.  We covered…
Rank this Week: 4178

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/
  • Jun 16

    Update Regarding D.C. Circuit’s Demand Response Ruling

    Update Regarding D.C. Circuit’s Demand Response Ruling
    By Kenneth Irvin, Gregory Lawrence, Sohair Aguirre and Natalie Mitchell There have been several notable developments in the Electric Power Supply Ass’n v. FERC proceeding, and in other, related proceedings since the…
  • Jun 4

    EPA Proposes First Carbon Emissions Limits for Power Plant

    EPA Proposes First Carbon Emissions Limits for Power Plant
    By Athena Eastwood, Kenneth Irvin, Gregory Lawrence, Douglas Fischer and Neal Kumar On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan, which would impose the first federal limits…
  • Jun 2

    D.C. Circuit Vacates FERC’s Wholesale Demand Response Compensation Rule Because It “Goes Too Far”

    D.C. Circuit Vacates FERC’s Wholesale Demand Response Compensation Rule Because It “Goes Too Far”
    By Kenneth Irvin, Gregory Lawrence, Sohair Aguirre and Natalie Mitchell On May 23, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”), in a 2-1 decision, vacated in its…
Rank this Week: 3507

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: 1863

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…
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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: 2374

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: 2111

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

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

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jan 14

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?
    In recent fiscal cliff discussions, President Obama has floated the idea of a retroactive 28% cap on municipal bonds.  A recent research report from Citi estimated that up to $150 billion bonds might be subject to mandatory calls at par…
  • Jan 10

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail
    It is no consolation prize for the City of Sacramento, but on the eve of the City losing the Sacramento Kings to the City of Seattle, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will provide $135 million in federal matching money…
  • Jan 9

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., ruled that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved…
Rank this Week: 1012

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: 759

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: 1891

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: 2227

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: 3766