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A Closer Look at President Trump's Executive Order on Energy Independence

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President Donald Trump's Executive Order (EO) entitled "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth" is a broad directive accomplishing a number of the Trump Administration's energy-related priorities....more

Executive Order Seeks Sweeping Reversal of Climate Change Policies to Favor U.S. Energy Production

by Perkins Coie on

President Donald Trump recently signed Executive Order 13783, an omnibus executive order aimed at reducing burdens on further development of domestic energy resources, with “particular attention” to oil, natural gas, coal and...more

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team - February 2017

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

The Agency of Transportation has submitted a proposal to the House Transportation Committee that would allow the agency to seek damages from a utility that fails to move or adjust a utility line that is in a state or local...more

Railroads May Benefit if Trump Keeps Promise to Energize Coal Industry

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Most U.S. railroad industry stock rose in the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president. Optimism surrounding railroad stock may be driven in part by the prospect of a resurgence of the coal industry, since...more

Forecast for Energy and Environment Regulations

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President-Elect Donald Trump has promised to bring back jobs in the coal industry and reduce regulations that could inhibit economic growth. His transition team has already begun arriving at federal agencies to review the...more

Federal Electricity Policy Under the Trump Administration

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The huge unknown about President-Elect Donald Trump's energy plans is in electric power. Whatever he decides, with a unified Republican Congress behind him, he has the ability to shape federal electric policy in the coming...more

Policy Predictions: How will Trump's 100-Day Plan Affect U.S. Energy Industry?

by LeClairRyan on

The American landscape is littered with failed prognostications about what new Presidential administrations would or would not ? and could or could not ? accomplish. Every new President faces the challenge of transforming...more

Trump Administration Expected to Change Emphasis on Energy Sources and Seek to Reverse or Limit Many Environmental and Climate...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Presidential elections matter. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to drastically change the federal government’s role and policies in relation to energy, the environment, and climate change. Reducing regulation...more

Ukraine’s Energy Efficiency Fund

by Dentons on

Efficiency dilemma In common with other post Soviet countries, Ukraine suffers from very low energy efficiency and a high level of energy consumption in its economy. Key primary sources of energy are coal and natural gas...more

Unsecured Creditor Perspectives in Energy Restructurings

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

This Practice Note provides guidance and advice to unsecured creditors in energy restructurings. This Note specifically addresses restructurings in the oil, gas, and coal industries and the strategies that unsecured creditors...more

FERC Summer 2016 energy market and reliability report

by PretiFlaherty on

Federal energy regulatory staff have presented their 2016 Summer Seasonal Assessment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The "Summer 2016 Energy Market and Reliability Assessment" presents an summer outlook by...more

Coal: Hope in the Face of Pressure?

by Burr & Forman on

The coal industry has experienced substantial economic turmoil over the recent past, including bankruptcies – most recently by Peabody Energy Corporation – but also by Arch Coal, Inc., Walter Energy, Inc., and Patriot Coal...more

ISO New England Regional Electricity Outlook 2016

by PretiFlaherty on

The New England regional power system is in a state of major transformation, according to regional grid operator ISO New England, Inc.'s 2016 Regional Electric Outlook. ISO New England is the private, non-profit entity...more

Regional Perspectives on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

by King & Spalding on

On 12 December 2015, nearly 200 countries at the 21st annual meeting (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Convention or UNFCCC) reached an agreement that many have described as a historic...more

The Shale Play Today - July 2015

In This Issue: - Northeast Natural Energy, LLC Making History for the Future of Energy: Entrepreneurs are a special breed. The good ones have that special blend of vision, timing and risk tolerance most others lack....more

New generation in 2014 mostly gas, solar, wind

by PretiFlaherty on

Most new power plants placed in service in the first half of 2014 are powered by natural gas, with new solar and wind capacity coming in second and third, respectively, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration....more

U.S. natural gas to pass coal as electricity fuel in 2035

by PretiFlaherty on

Coal will continue to fuel the largest share of electricity generated in the U.S. until 2035, when natural gas will surpass it, according to a recent federal report. The U.S. Energy Information Administration's 2014 Annual...more

Crude Allegations: Corruption in the Energy Trading Sector

by King & Spalding on

The world-wide energy trading sector, where traders match physical supply and demand of energy by purchasing, reselling, and moving commodities (crude oil and refined products, natural gas, coal, and even electricity) across...more

United States Environmental Protection Agency Proposes Carbon Dioxide Emissions Limits for New Power Plants

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On September 20, 2013, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed national limits on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for new natural gas-fired stationary combustion turbines and fossil fuel-fired electric...more

Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Newsletter - July 2013

by Varnum LLP on

In This Issue: - Gas Generating Plant Certificate of Necessity Sought - Natural Gas Generation to Cut Need for Coal - S.S. Badger Saves Diesel Fuel by Carrying Wind Towers - Albion Solar Company Growing -...more

Natural Gas Generation To Cut Need For Coal

by Varnum LLP on

The Lansing Board of Water & Light has started up its new 100 MW natural gas-fired power plant across the street from its existing Moore’s Park and Eckert coal-fired generators with their iconic triple exhaust stacks....more

Give A Value To Stable Energy Fuel And Disposal Costs

by Varnum LLP on

Anyone watching the up and down machinations of gasoline prices in Michigan this month, or who can remember when natural gas prices were over $12.00/mcf and not the current $3.89/mcf, must wonder why economists ever try to...more

President’s Climate Plan - Real policy change or another political dogfight in Washington

by K&L Gates LLP on

On June 25, President Obama announced an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and address climate change making good on a promise he made six months ago in his State of the Union Address when he said: “If...more

Energy And Environment Update -- April 1, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Interior Department; Department of Homeland Security; Department of State; Department of Treasury; Government...more

Energy And Environment Update -- March 25, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Interior Department; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;...more

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