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A recent agreement between environmentalists and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) may open the floodgates to challenges of the sufficiency of Environmental Assessments (EA) or Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for oil...more
House Subcommittee Advances Bill Approving LNG Exports To WTO Members -
On April 9, a House subcommittee voted to advance a bill seeking to expedite the licensing of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to World Trade...more
On March 5, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided BG Group, PLC v. Republic of Argentina, the first case in which the Court addressed an international investment treaty arbitration (a case between a private investor...more
On 19 November, the European Parliament (“EP”) voted to approve the Connecting Europe Facility (“CEF”) Regulation. The CEF Regulation is likely to become law early in 2014. The CEF Regulation is a funding...more
California continues to lead the way on integration of renewable energy, improvement of grid reliability and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions with the adoption by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) of the...more
I noted in July that emerging energy storage technologies have received increasing attention from policymakers as an essential element for improving the efficiency and reliability of the electric grid. Adequate storage is...more
On October 17, 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved a decision adopting energy storage resource procurement targets for California’s three largest investor owned utilities – Pacific Gas and...more
On September 4, 2013, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) held its public auction of the first federal lease for an offshore wind energy site off the Mid-Atlantic coast....more
California’s prompt payment laws are scattered throughout the state’s Business and Professions Code, Public Contracts Code and Civil Code, and their applicability varies depending on the type of project, the type of payment,...more
In This Issue:
- Electric Power/Renewable Energy Sources
- First Reading: Public Sector Companies
- Excerpt from Procurement:
On 7 June 2013 the President signed Federal Law No. 115-FZ...more
The United States Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 by an overwhelming 83-14 margin on May 15, 2013. The legislation included an amendment sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sherrod Brown...more
Three out of four is an exceptional batting average, but renewable energy advocates are undoubtedly disappointed by the one big loss they suffered in the recent legislative session.
Three bills related to solar energy and...more
Solar power panels on residential rooftops are an increasingly common sight these days. But the legal mechanics behind the development and delivery of solar power to consumers can be complex.
There are several alternative...more
On October 5, 2012, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck out an action brought by Trillium Power Wind Corporation (Trillium) against the Ontario government seeking $2.5 billion in damages occasioned by Ontario’s...more
With a veto-proof majority, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved the CleanPowerSF initiative that automatically enrolls Pacific Gas & Electric customers within the City in a “a program offering them 100 percent...more
The City of Whittier, California wants to allow oil drilling on a 20 acre parcel of land purchased as part of a much larger parcel acquired by the City in the 1990’s using bond funds approved by Proposition A. The Santa...more
On August 8, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Multiple-Award Task Order Request for Proposal (RFP) for $7 billion in total contract capacity to procure renewable energy through power purchase agreements and...more
Since the end of February, debates have been ongoing in both the European Parliament and in the Council on the proposed revision to the EU public procurement regime. As part of an overall review of the EU public procurement...more
In support of the U.S. Army's Net Zero Initiative and in partnership with the Energy Initiative Task Force (EITF), the U.S Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville has invited public comment on a draft Request for...more
Recentemente foi instituído pela Lei 12.351/101 o novo marco regulatório para exploração e produção de petróleo, gás natural, e outros hidrocarbonetos fluidos,...more
Explanation on the benefits and ways of resolving by means of arbitration any disputes and controversies that may result from the execution of concession agreements for the exploration of natural gas and petroleum reservoirs...more
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