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California Lawmakers Making a Strong Push to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
Uncertainty Surrounds Illinois’s Nationally-Watched Collaborative Legislation On Fracking
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Weekly Brief: 78% of Law Schools Ignore ABA Rule
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Deryck Palmer on What’s Next for the Energy Sector
BigLaw's Banker: I've Got a "Robust" List of Firms That May Fail
Are EPA Regulations or Market Factors More to Blame for Potential Coal Plant Closures?
Regulatory Challanges When Bringing a Vehicle to Market in the United States
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Pacific Northwest Positioned to Be Hub for Great Sustainable Transportation Economy
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Vermont Becomes the First State to Outlaw Fracking—Stone Pigman's Keith Hall
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
LXBN This Week, Episode 1: Brinker, NLRB Posting Rule, Fracking, SmithKline in the Supreme Court
Is Fracking Safe?
The Mayor of Philadelphia recently announced the hiring of two investment bankers to start the solicitation process for selling the city’s gas division. As a unique feature of this transaction, the gas division is regulated...more
At long last, Glencore has overcome the final regulatory hurdle and secured the approval of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) to acquire the 66 percent of Xstrata that it does not already own. But not before agreeing to...more
The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (“FAS”) has cleared Rosneft’s US$ 55 billion acquisition of TNK-BP, subject to divestments and conduct remedies. The deal will reduce the number of major oil companies in Russia from...more
Duke Energy Renewables has acquired the 10 MW Black Mountain Solar Project near Kingman. The Project was developed by Tucson-based SOLON Corp. and is expected to achieve commercial operation in October 2013....more
Monumental US$15.1 billion acquisition results in the largest foreign acquisition by a Chinese company to date.
On December 7, the Canadian government approved the acquisition of Calgary, Alberta–based petroleum company...more
With M&A activity in the energy sector still buoyant, particularly in developing economies, the need for effective and risk sensitive diligence into potential bribery and corruption by target entities is becoming more...more
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order on September 30, 2011 that conditionally approved the proposed merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy, but stated that issues regarding competition must be resolved...more
In This Issue:
The Top 5 Traps in Energy M&A Transactions
The Top 5 Traps in Distressed M&A Transactions
The Top 5 Traps in Energy M&A Transactions
by Blake H. Winburne and Matthew R. Archer
In This Issue
- The EU's Third Energy Package: Reforms Kick-In but Member State Implementation Lags Behind
A revised regulatory framework for promoting integration of, and...more
Southern California Edison (SCE) recently announced revisions to the pro forma power purchase agreement (PPA) governing the California Renewable Energy Small Tariff (CREST) acquisition program.
CREST is designed to be “a...more
what are the key issues/roadblocks for the implementation of an energy performance contracting project in China? Recent legislations may have addressed these issues....more
In a late November meeting, in response to a request for a disclaimer of jurisdiction by a registered investment adviser, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) clarified and confirmed its jurisdiction under the...more
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