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Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan…

Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan Blog

Covers business disputes, employment law matters and oil and gas law matters throughout Texas.

http://www.theaustintriallawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 777

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/
  • Jun 22

    BP Hosts Diversity & Inclusion Day

    BP Hosts Diversity & Inclusion Day
    This week three Liskow & Lewis associates, Hilary Soileau, Trinity Brown, and Jackie Hickman, were invited to attend the BP legal department’s Summer Associate Diversity & Inclusion Day. The program gave attendees the…
  • Jun 7

    Texas Court Holds Drop in Oil Prices is Not Force Majeure

    Texas Court Holds Drop in Oil Prices is Not Force Majeure
    On Thursday, a divided panel of the Texas Court of Appeals in Houston held that the 2014-2015 drop in oil prices is not a force majeure for purposes of general force majeure contractual protection. In TEC Olmos, LLC v. ConocoPhillips, the…
  • May 21

    Supreme Court Validates Employer’s Right to Require Class and Collective Action Waivers in Employment-Related Arbitration Agreement

    Supreme Court Validates Employer’s Right to Require Class and Collective Action Waivers in Employment-Related Arbitration Agreement
    The United States Supreme Court ruled today that contracts requiring individualized arbitration of employment-related disputes are enforceable and do not violate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Background Some employers…
Rank this Week: 4056

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/
  • Jun 22

    Biofuel And Agricultural Groups Petition EPA Regarding RFS Obligation

    Biofuel And Agricultural Groups Petition EPA Regarding RFS Obligation
    By Lynn L. Bergeson On June 4, 2018, several biofuel and agricultural groups, including the Renewable Fuels Association, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), and the National Biodiesel Board,…
  • Jun 22

    DOE Announces Funding For 31 Projects To Help Advance Fundamental Science For Bioenergy

    DOE Announces Funding For 31 Projects To Help Advance Fundamental Science For Bioenergy
    By Lynn L. Bergeson On June 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it would be releasing $40 million in funding for “31 projects to advance research in the development of microbes as practical platforms for the…
  • Jun 22

    Algae Technology Educational Consortium Announces First Graduate

    Algae Technology Educational Consortium Announces First Graduate
    By Lynn L. Bergeson On June 18, 2018, DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) announced its first graduates from the algal certificate program at Santa Fe Community College in…
Rank this Week: 2392

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
  • Jun 20

    Texas Supreme Court Affirms Washout of a Back–in Interest

    Texas Supreme Court Affirms Washout of a Back–in Interest
    Co-author Trenton Patterson* We’re not saying you should do it, but there is a recipe for ridding oil and gas leases of pesky burdens: Enter into a new lease covering the same interest as the earlier lease and omit any reference to an…
  • Jun 13

    Texas Supreme Court Redefines an Offset Well Clause

    Texas Supreme Court Redefines an Offset Well Clause
    Co-author Chance Decker In Murphy Exploration & Production Co. — USA v. Adams the Texas Supreme Court held that an offset well clause in an oil and gas lease did not require the lessee to drill wells calculated to protect against…
  • Jun 6

    Ask and You Shall (Not?) Receive: Retained Acreage Clauses and the Texas Supreme Court

    Ask and You Shall (Not?) Receive: Retained Acreage Clauses and the Texas Supreme Court
    Co-author Brittany Blakey* A few things you should know about the acreage retention clause: Foremost and always, read the instrument – not all clauses are created equal. But you know that. Consider the clause before perfunctorily filing…
Rank this Week: 3243

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Proposed EHS Updates-June 2018

    Proposed EHS Updates-June 2018
    United States 1. Changes proposed to recent Risk Management Program amendments The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing changes to recent amendments to the Risk Management Program: To rescind amendments relating to safer technology…
  • Jun 5

    Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring & Assessment

    Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring & Assessment
    Air monitoring legislation is getting stricter. At the beginning of 2018, France made air monitoring mandatory in schools and daycares and the EU top court issued one last warning to the UK, Poland and seven other member states to respect air…
  • May 30

    Read-Only Users in NimonikApp

    Read-Only Users in NimonikApp
    Nimonik is very excited to announce the availability of Read-Only Administrators. You can now create, edit and add users to your NimonikApp.com account that will be able to see all the data and reports, but will not be able to edit anything.
Rank this Week: 4412

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jun 18

    Energy Related Hearings This Week

    Energy Related Hearings This Week
    June 20 Senate Finance Committee Hearing to examine current and proposed tariff actions administered by the Department of Commerce. 9:00 AM —  SD-215 Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Hearings to examine the nominations…
  • Jun 11

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    June 11 – House Natural Resources Committee FIELD hearing in Alpena, Michigan: Examining Effects of Mismanagement of the Cormorant in the Great Lakes Region.  June 12 – Senate Energy Committee Oversight Hearing of the Federal…
  • May 22

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Committee on Appropriations Markup: FY 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill When: 05/22/2018 10:00 AM ET Where: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.  House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee…
Rank this Week: 3553

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/
  • Jun 18

    Supreme Court to Weigh In On Duty of Holder of Executive Right

    Supreme Court to Weigh In On Duty of Holder of Executive Right
    Last week the Texas Supreme Court agreed to hear Texas Outfitters Limited v. Carolyn Grace Nicholson, No. 17-059, from the San Antonio Court of Appeals. I wrote about this case when the Court of Appeals decided it last year.  Interesting…
  • Jun 14

    Another Retained Acreage Clause Case Arrives in Supreme Court

    Another Retained Acreage Clause Case Arrives in Supreme Court
    Litigation of retained acreage clauses seems to be on the rise.  Apache Deepwater, LLC, v. Double Eagle Development, LLC, decided by the El Paso Court of Appeals last year, is now before the Supreme Court on petition for review, and the…
  • May 30

    Two Chart

    Two Chart
    Here’s another flow diagram, from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, showing sources and uses of energy in the US, sent to me by a client. Note how much of our energy comes from fossil fuels – natural gas, coal and petroleum.…
Rank this Week: 4475

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Jun 15

    China’s Renewable Policy Shift and its Global Implication

    China’s Renewable Policy Shift and its Global Implication
    On June 1, 2018, only two days after the completion of 12th SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference, the world’s biggest solar conference and a central gathering of all the Chinese PV manufacturers, the Chinese…
  • Jun 14

    California Approves $768 Million for EV Infrastructure

    California Approves $768 Million for EV Infrastructure
    The California Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) voted recently to approve $768 million in expenditures for electric vehicle infrastructure programs proposed by the state’s three investor-owned utilities…
  • May 11

    Energy Storage Is Coming to New Jersey

    Energy Storage Is Coming to New Jersey
    The New Jersey legislature recently passed a bill (the “Bill”) that would set a goal of reaching 600 megawatts of energy storage capacity by 2021 and 2 gigawatts by 2030.[1] This represents one of the…
Rank this Week: 3721

Cross-Border Counselor: What…

Cross-Border Counselor: What Canadian Companies and Their Advisors Need to Know About U.S. Law

Collection of articles and updates about U.S. law issues of concern to Canadian companies that have assets, do business, raise funds or are listed for trading in the United States, as well as the attorneys, accountants and banks that advise them.By Dorsey & Whitney LLP’s Canada cross-border practice group.

https://crossbordercounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 1827

The Renewable Entrepreneur

The Renewable Entrepreneur

A cleantech and renewable energy law blog for startups, small businesses, established companies, consultants, entrepreneurs and lawyers working in the renewable energy and cleantech industries.

https://www.cleantechdocs.com/blogs/therenewableentrepreneur
  • Jun 14

    Book Review: Renewable Energy Law and Policy

    Book Review: Renewable Energy Law and Policy
    If you are looking for a great resource on renewable energy law and policy issues, we recommend checking out Jack Jacobs' recent publication Renewable Energy Law and Policy, 2017 Edition.   Mr. Jacobs is Managing…
  • Jun 12

    Are Referral Fees Lawful?

    Are Referral Fees Lawful?
     Absent actual bribery, fraud or a statutory prohibition, the payment of referral fees is not illegal. In California, the relevant law covering contractors’ ability to use referrals as lead generating sources is found in Cal. Bus…
  • Apr 5

    Letters of Intent (LOI) for Power Purchase Agreement

    Letters of Intent (LOI) for Power Purchase Agreement
    A power purchase agreement ("PPA") is a financial agreement where a developer arranges for the design, permitting, financing and installation of a renewable energy system on a customer’s property at little to no cost. PPAs are excellent…
Rank this Week: 1935

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
  • Jun 13

    DOE Releases 2018 LNG Export Study

    DOE Releases 2018 LNG Export Study
    Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice requesting public comment on a new study entitled Macroeconomic Outcomes of Market Determined Levels of U.S. LNG Exports (Study). According to the notice, DOE commissioned the…
  • Jun 12

    CCL Requests Authorization to Commission Train 1

    CCL Requests Authorization to Commission Train 1
    Corpus Christi Liquefaction (CCL) has filed a request with FERC for authorization to introduce fuel gas to commission Train 1 at its liquefaction and LNG export terminal under construction at Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • Jun 6

    Cove Point LNG Terminal to Undergo Brief Maintenance Shut Down

    Cove Point LNG Terminal to Undergo Brief Maintenance Shut Down
    Reuters reports that Dominion Energy’s (Dominion) Cove Point LNG production and export terminal at Lusby, Md., will undergo a brief shut down for maintenance this coming Fall, possibly for only a few weeks.  According to…
Rank this Week: 1225

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Jun 12

    AT&T Wins Permission to Marry Time Warner

    AT&T Wins Permission to Marry Time Warner
    Judge Richard Leon, of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled today that the United States failed to persuade him to block AT&T’s bid to acquire Time Warner under antitrust law. See the 172-page opus…
  • Feb 28

    LIBOR Over-the-Counter Plaintiffs Win Class Certification of Price-Fixing Claims Against Bank

    LIBOR Over-the-Counter Plaintiffs Win Class Certification of Price-Fixing Claims Against Bank
    Today, United States District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan issued LIBOR VII, in which the court granted class certification under Rule 23(b)(3) to a class of plaintiffs who bought over-the-counter instruments that paid…
  • Oct 29

    Preparing difficult witnesses for trial: Hardest questions, dry runs, keeping a safe distance, and conclusion

    Preparing difficult witnesses for trial: Hardest questions, dry runs, keeping a safe distance, and conclusion
      This coming Thursday, I’ll give a talk about Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial at the University of Texas law school Civil Litigation Conference in Austin. My series of posts on the subject ends with this one —…
Rank this Week: 2355

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/
Rank this Week: 1690

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

https://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    Ineos granted permission in UK Green Belt for exploratory shale gas drilling

    Ineos granted permission in UK Green Belt for exploratory shale gas drilling
    Ineos has been granted planning permission on appeal for exploratory shale gas drilling in the Green Belt, near Rotherham. In May 2017, petrochemical firm Ineos sought temporary permission for a period of five years for a shale gas well,…
  • Apr 9

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company
    Last Monday, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a trespass claim against a fracking company. The claim, which was previously defeated by summary judgment, could return to the trial court for determination of…
  • Apr 9

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company
    Last Monday, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a trespass claim against a fracking company. The claim, which was previously defeated by summary judgment, could return to the trial court for determination of…
Rank this Week: 3255

Gaille Energy Blog

Gaille Energy Blog

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

http://gaillelaw.com/energy-law-blog/
  • Jun 7

    A New Frontier: Energy and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

    A New Frontier: Energy and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
    This is a guest blog authored by William Brumfield, an Associate at GAILLE PLLC. Will was a Cafaro Scholar at The University of Chicago Law School, where he earned his Doctor of Law Degree.  He received his Bachelor of Arts…
  • May 20

    Time & Patience: Napoleon’s (Hard) Lesson for Negotiators [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 67]

    Time & Patience: Napoleon’s (Hard) Lesson for Negotiators [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 67]
    “The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace Even if both parties must conclude a deal, we must consider the question of Time—by when does each need to reach…
  • May 16

    LNG vs. Pipeline Economics [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 66]

    LNG vs. Pipeline Economics [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 66]
    This is a guest blog authored by Ankur Shah, one of my students at Rice University’s Graduate School of Business.   Royal Dutch Shell says the world could be grappling with a shortage of liquefied natural gas within a decade...…
Rank this Week: 2406

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/
  • Jun 7

    A New Frontier: Energy and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

    A New Frontier: Energy and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
    This is a guest blog authored by William Brumfield, an Associate at GAILLE PLLC. Will was a Cafaro Scholar at The University of Chicago Law School, where he earned his Doctor of Law Degree.  He received his Bachelor of Arts…
  • May 20

    Time & Patience: Napoleon’s (Hard) Lesson for Negotiators [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 67]

    Time & Patience: Napoleon’s (Hard) Lesson for Negotiators [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 67]
    “The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace Even if both parties must conclude a deal, we must consider the question of Time—by when does each need to reach…
  • May 16

    LNG vs. Pipeline Economics [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 66]

    LNG vs. Pipeline Economics [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 66]
    This is a guest blog authored by Ankur Shah, one of my students at Rice University’s Graduate School of Business.   Royal Dutch Shell says the world could be grappling with a shortage of liquefied natural gas within a decade...…
Rank this Week: 1675

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 7

    At NECPUC: Takeaways from the Annual Symposium

    At NECPUC: Takeaways from the Annual Symposium
    At the end of May, Verrill Dana attorneys James Cohen, William Harwood, Geoffrey Why, Katie Gray, and Brian Marshall attended the 71st New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners (NECPUC) Annual Symposium at the Cliff House in…
  • May 30

    Congratulations to Cianbro on BOLD!

    Congratulations to Cianbro on BOLD!
    Cianbro recently shared that in April, Cianbro’s Power & Energy team placed its first BOLD® (Breakthrough Overhead Line Design®) structure on a project in Indiana. According to Cianbro “BOLD is a high-capacity,…
  • Feb 2

    Maine Wind Energy Update

    Maine Wind Energy Update
    Ten years ago, Maine’s Task Force on Wind Energy set ambitious goals for wind development in the State, including a 2015 target of 1,000 MW and a 2020 target of 3,000 MW (including 300 MW offshore) of installed capacity. Today, Maine…
Rank this Week: 3469

Oil and Gas Law Digest

Oil and Gas Law Digest

By Austin W. Brister.

http://www.oilandgaslawdigest.com
  • Jun 5

    Tex. Supreme Court Splits Over Meaning of “Offset Well” in Shale Play

    Tex. Supreme Court Splits Over Meaning of “Offset Well” in Shale Play
    The Texas Supreme Court issued a narrow 5-4 opinion in Murphy Exploration & Production Co. — USA v. Adams on June 1, 2018, interpreting a common “offset” clause contained in a 2009 oil and gas lease.  The majority…
  • Aug 10

    Slideshow: Production in Paying Quantitie

    Slideshow: Production in Paying Quantitie
    This afternoon, I will be presenting at the Dallas Bar Association’s 31st Annual Review of Oil & Gas Law on the topic “Production in Paying Quantities.” Here is a copy of my slides: Author information Austin…
  • Aug 10

    Slideshow: Production in Paying Quantitie

    Slideshow: Production in Paying Quantitie
    This afternoon, I will be presenting at the Dallas Bar Association’s 31st Annual Review of Oil & Gas Law on the topic “Production in Paying Quantities.” Here is a copy of my slides: Author information Austin…
Rank this Week: 2179

Energy Law Today

Energy Law Today

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://energylawtoday.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 30

    Testing Recipes and The Future of Coal in Wyoming

    Testing Recipes and The Future of Coal in Wyoming
    As an update to the Recipe Box, I have been testing out new recipes lately. Testing recipes means that I am trying out things that I have never attempted to bake before…the risk is high and the reward unknown.  You could end…
  • May 21

    The Cowboy State – A Force for Change in the Energy Industry

    The Cowboy State – A Force for Change in the Energy Industry
    Many of you may not be aware of the happenings in the Cowboy State concerning the future of the energy industry. Wyoming is not just sitting back and allowing market forces to have huge impacts on the state, it is taking steps to be on the…
  • Apr 13

    Here’s to Finishing the Week Strong

    Here’s to Finishing the Week Strong
      It is finally Friday. Many of us have had a long week and we are finishing the week strong. We are looking forward to a glass of champagne in our pjs since it is finally the weekend and we made it through the week. Ok, maybe that is…
Rank this Week: 1968

Canadian Energy Perspectives

Canadian Energy Perspectives

Covers Canadian energy and power law. By McCarthy Tetrault.

https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/canadian-energy-perspectives
Rank this Week: 1862

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: 4369

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • May 29

    State Regulators Announce Cryptocurrency Crackdown

    State Regulators Announce Cryptocurrency Crackdown
    On May 21, the North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”) announced a massive and coordinated series of enforcement actions by U.S. state and Canadian provincial regulators to combat fraudulent practices…
  • May 25

    Series of DOJ Enforcement Policy Announcements Provides Promising Guidance

    Series of DOJ Enforcement Policy Announcements Provides Promising Guidance
    In a series of key policy announcements between November 2017 and May 2018, the Department of Justice has demonstrated an increasingly coherent perspective on how it will handle key aspects of white collar criminal enforcement. The policies…
  • May 2

    No Changes to CFPB This Year

    No Changes to CFPB This Year
    In a statement on Thursday, April 26, a key House Republican on CFPB issues effectively admitted that despite his own efforts and those of the Trump Administration including Acting CFPB Director, Mick Mulvaney, Congress will almost certainly…
Rank this Week: 2126

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • May 28

    Flood Safety, Infrastructure, and the Fed

    Flood Safety, Infrastructure, and the Fed
    The federal government is responsible for responding to major floods and runs the federal flood insurance program.  It also has millions of dollars of its own infrastructure at risk from floods. Yet the government is failing to deal…
  • May 24

    Attempting to Close the Floodgates of Litigation

    Attempting to Close the Floodgates of Litigation
    The journey of California’s proposed delta tunnels project (also known as California WaterFix) has been anything but straightforward and already faces a slew of ongoing legal challenges.[i] Last week, Congress added a different kind of…
  • May 24

    CRISPR Approaches to Environmental Problem

    CRISPR Approaches to Environmental Problem
    CRISPR is a breakthrough gene editing method. (I can’t refrain from noting that a key role in the discovery was played Jennifer Doudna at Berkeley.) There are potential risks from gene editing to the environment, similar to other types…
Rank this Week: 2983

Energy and Natural Resources Blog

Energy and Natural Resources Blog

Covers energy law, public utilities, and environmental law. By Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.

https://blog.lrrc.com/energy/
  • May 24

    New Bill Clarifies Process for Challenging Administrative Decisions Made by State Agencies in Arizona

    New Bill Clarifies Process for Challenging Administrative Decisions Made by State Agencies in Arizona
    On April 11, 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law HB 2238. The Bill clarifies the appellate landscape for individuals and businesses challenging administrative decisions made by state agencies. In our blog post from May 7, 2017,…
  • May 16

    EPA Seeks Overhaul of Ozone NAAQS

    EPA Seeks Overhaul of Ozone NAAQS
    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a memorandum on May 9th that directs the agency’s staff to begin a five-year review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone. The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires EPA to…
  • May 16

    Colorado Energy and Utilities Legislation

    Colorado Energy and Utilities Legislation
    Winners and Losers in the 2018 Colorado General Assembly – The warm weather has returned, spring sports are in full swing, and the Colorado General Assembly has adjourned for 2018. That means it’s time to take a look at the…
Rank this Week: 2032

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2851

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://www.alstonenvironment.com/
Rank this Week: 4223

Inside Africa law

Inside Africa law

Covers legal developments around Africa. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.insideafricalaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1689

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
Rank this Week: 2185

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
Rank this Week: 3556

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
  • Dec 22

    ICC Commissioner Edwards Discusses NextGrid and the Future of the Electric Industry

    ICC Commissioner Edwards Discusses NextGrid and the Future of the Electric Industry
    Commissioner Sherina Edwards just completed her term on the Illinois Commerce Commission (“ICC” or “Commission”). I am honored to catch up with her this month to discuss NextGrid and the future of the electric…
  • Dec 22

    ICC Commissioner Edwards Discusses NextGrid and the Future of the Electric Industry

    ICC Commissioner Edwards Discusses NextGrid and the Future of the Electric Industry
    Commissioner Sherina Edwards just completed her term on the Illinois Commerce Commission (“ICC” or “Commission”). I am honored to catch up with her this month to discuss NextGrid and the future of the electric…
  • Sep 26

    Electricity in Times of Disaster

    Electricity in Times of Disaster
    Emergency Preparedness and Operations Reliability Standards Most of the world was stunned to hear that Hurricane Maria left the island of Puerto Rico completely without electricity. When Hurricane Irma hit Florida, utilities across the United…
Rank this Week: 3566

Natural Resources and Mining Law…

Natural Resources and Mining Law Blog

Covers energy law and real estate and property law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://mininglaw.jmbm.com/
  • May 9

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry
    By Kerry Shapiro Last week, President Trump signed an executive order with potentially wide-ranging implications for the mining industry and many other affected stakeholders. The order directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review…
  • May 9

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry
    By Kerry Shapiro Last week, President Trump signed an executive order with potentially wide-ranging implications for the mining industry and many other affected stakeholders. The order directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated
    My partner, Jon Welner, is a leading practitioner of prevailing wage law in California and is the Chair of JMBM’s Prevailing Wage Group. He is also a member of JMBM’s Natural Resources and Mining Group and advises and defends the…
Rank this Week: 1566

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: 3325

Climate Change Blog

Climate Change Blog

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

http://climatelawyers.com/
  • Oct 11

    Some Real Numbers About Transitioning a Coal Plant to a Solar Farm

    Some Real Numbers About Transitioning a Coal Plant to a Solar Farm
    Power density will be on display this morning in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  Virtually anyway.  There is a groundbreaking for a 5.8 MW solar farm beginning at 10:30.  This is wonderful news.  The old, inefficient,…
  • Jul 29

    "I believe in science." And then what?

    "I believe in science." And then what?
    I am sure you heard Hillary explain last night why she is going to take action on climate change. "I believe in science."  We weren’t so articulate when we counseled last week to “Go to the Data,” but she figured it…
  • Jul 20

    Zika Transmission in New York, and Now in Florida - Some Legal Thought

    Zika Transmission in New York, and Now in Florida - Some Legal Thought
    In eight years of climate change blogging we think we have uniformly been able to steer clear of the prurient and the provocative, the lewd and the lascivious. But then came word last Friday from New York that the New York City Department of…
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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…
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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: 1088

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/
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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: 1402

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: 3884

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…
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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…
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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/
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