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Non-incumbent transmission developers scored a big win last week. As we previously reported here, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld FERC’s Order No. 1000. Among other things, Order 1000 mandated that a regional...more
The court turned back all challenges to FERC’s order, which imposed major regional transmission planning requirements, concluding that FERC has adequately justified the order and acted within its statutory authority....more
The desire to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in commercial operations is steadily building. A wide variety of businesses would like to use these devices to improve efficiency and safety, and reduce costs. One field that...more
On June 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (“solar products”) from China. DOC...more
D.C. Circuit Court vacates FERC Order No. 745 on demand response compensation, determining that FERC does not have jurisdiction.
On May 23, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court issued a decision...more
Last Friday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down FERC Order 745, which required that demand response resources be compensated in the same way as traditional generation resources, at the “locational marginal price”,...more
FERC’s Order No. 745 requiring independent regional grid operators (RTOs and ISOs) in limited circumstances to compensate providers of state-authorized demand response services in the same amounts that they compensate...more
The Federal and Nova Scotia regulations that require oil and gas companies to submit seismic data to Nova Scotia’s offshore oil and gas board are not ultra vires, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court recently held in Geophysical...more
On April 18, 2014, the D.C. Circuit issued its decision in Natural Resources Defense Council v. Environmental Protection Agency et al., No. 10-1371 (Apr. 18, 2014), a case challenging new EPA emissions standards that govern...more
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently ruled to protect all existing solar, biogas and wind customers under their current net-energy metering (NEM) contracts for a 20-year grandfathering period. The...more
On January 22, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the Final Environmental Impact Statement ("FEIS") and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement ("SEIS") regarding the effects of...more
On January 17, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court held that the Railroad Commission of Texas (the "Commission") has the authority to adopt a gas utility rate schedule providing for automatic annual adjustments based on increases...more
You might have to, if the Environmental Protection Agency gets its way in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.
The court will hear oral arguments in a case dealing with the EPA’s ability to regulate cross-state, or...more
On October 1, 2013, we reported here that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued orders on August 29, 2013, assessing civil penalties against, and requiring disgorgement of profits by, Lincoln Paper and...more
On October 16, 2013, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) upheld the September 3, 2013 decision by an Administrative Law Judge that approved a $3.8 million rate increase for Colorado Natural Gas, Inc. (CNG) in a...more
It is uncontroversial that administrative tribunals, through their empowering statutes, can oust the jurisdiction of a superior court to hear certain matters. But can events that take place in the administrative law context...more
Over eleven months after oral argument, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its opinion in In the Matter of the Application of Minnesota Power for Authority to Increase Rates for Electric Service in Minnesota this Wednesday....more
On July 31, 2013, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey submitted a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, expressing serious concern over the apparent...more
On August 7, 2013, the Energy Department conditionally approved the application of Lake Charles Exports, LLC to export liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the United States...more
On July 8, 2013, Xcel Energy Inc., submitted a filing with the SEC detailing an Administrative Law Judge’s decision in a pending electric rate case in Minnesota and calculating the decision’s impact on one of its...more
The U.S. energy and infrastructure sectors have undergone dramatic change since 2006, the year of Pillsbury’s first contribution to the Getting the Deal Through publications. Natural gas production and reserves have increased...more
Lapeer-based Grid Logic has been awarded a $3.8 Million grant from the Department of Energy to develop a low-cost superconducting wire for use by electric utilities. This funding, under the Advanced Research Project Agency...more
The boom in U.S. natural gas production from shale deposits has important implications for U.S. trade policy. The rapidly increasing supply of natural gas is resulting in lower prices for consumers and increasing the...more
This alert is an update on the position set out in our client alert of 22 October 2012 (the "October Alert"), which can be found here. ( Please see below for link.)...more
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has apparently ended its effort to require payment of fees to review groundwater assessments and remediation plans, at least for the time being. Approximately one...more
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