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Funding Opportunities Available for Energy Development on Tribal Lands

by Holland & Knight LLP on

As the Trump Administration seeks to promote American energy independence, new funding opportunities for deploying tribal energy projects on tribal lands are now available. These opportunities are the first step by the...more

Opportunities Abound in the U.S. Offshore Wind Market

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Offshore wind projects have taken root in America. The country’s first operating offshore wind farm, in Block Island, Rhode Island, began contributing energy to the power grid in December 2016. Now, more than 23 offshore wind...more

How the President’s Executive Order Will Affect U.S. Oil, Natural Gas and Coal Industries

by Perkins Coie on

President Donald Trump’s recently signed Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth (the Order) includes significant revisions to the regulatory landscape both (1) directly in the case of oil and...more

Avangrid Wins Latest BOEM Auction for Offshore North Carolina Lease and Moves Towards Full Commercial Lease

by K&L Gates LLP on

Following an auction on March 16, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) named Avangrid Renewables, LLC (Avangrid) the provisional winner of the auction. Avangrid, majority owned...more

Environmental Case Law Update

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” Many important environmental and administrative law decisions were reported by the federal and state courts over the past six months. The courts are dealing with very...more

Departments of Energy and Interior Announce New Collaborative Strategy to Grow the Offshore Wind Industry

by BakerHostetler on

On Sept. 9, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of the Interior jointly announced their collaborative plan, the National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the Development of the Offshore Wind Industry in...more

Kitty Hawk NC offshore wind leasing

by PretiFlaherty on

The U.S. Department of the Interior has proposed leasing federal ocean space offshore North Carolina for commercial offshore wind development. On August 12, 2016, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced a proposed...more

Another Step Toward North Carolina Offshore Wind: Proposed Offshore Wind Farm Lease Announced

by K&L Gates LLP on

The U.S. Department of the Interior has just announced the next step in the years-long process toward the development of wind energy facilities off the coast of North Carolina. In a notice published in the Federal Register...more

U.S. Offshore Wind: Mid-Year Update

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Several speakers at the recent American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) annual conference in New Orleans lauded the positive impact of Congress's extensions of the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC) in...more

EIB Energy Highlights: SCOTUS on FERC, Nat Gas Record Year, Oil & Gas Exports, Winter Outlook, Cybersecurity & More

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Our goal is to serve as a leading-edge resource for companies navigating the rapidly evolving landscapes of the domestic and global energy markets. Moore & Van Allen’s EIB Energy Highlights is a complement to our Energy...more

Energy & Environment Update - November 2015

Energy and Climate Debate - In his final major effort prior to retiring last week, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) reached a bipartisan agreement, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, with other House and Senate...more

Administration Announces New Mitigation Policies

by WilmerHale on

This afternoon, the Administration issued two policies intended to encourage private investment in natural resource conservation and to facilitate application of the mitigation hierarchy—avoiding, minimizing and compensating...more

Energy & Environment Update - October 2015 #3

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

Energy and Climate Debate: Congress returns from the Columbus Day holiday this week to full schedules in both chambers, including several energy and environment hearings of interest. In the meantime, the Obama...more

Federal District Court Strikes Down Eagle Act Rule

by Perkins Coie on

On August 11, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California struck down the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s so-called “30-Year Rule,” which had extended from 5 years to 30 years the duration of...more

California Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Aims to Provide Certainty for Renewable Developers: Draft Released

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On September 23, 2014, the U.S Department of Interior and the State of California released a draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (“DRECP”), which covers over 22 million acres in Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles,...more

Energy & Environment Update - August 2014

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: - Environmental Protection Agency 111(d) Proposed Rule - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Agriculture - Department of...more

Does Offshore Wind Finally Have The Wind At Its Back? DOI Announces Plan For Largest Auction To Date

Earlier this week, DOI Secretary Jewell joined with Governor Patrick to announce plans to auction more than 1,000 square miles on the Outer Continental Shelf offshore Massachusetts for wind energy development. The auction,...more

Energy & Environment Update - May 2014

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Department of Commerce - Department of Energy - Department of Interior - Department of State - Department of...more

Energy And Environment Update

by Mintz Levin on

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

DOI Secretary Jewell Announces Two Utility-Scale Solar Projects in California and Nevada

Secretary Jewell, of the Department of Interior, announced approval of two utility-scale solar projects located on the California-Nevada border. The Stateline Solar Project will be located in the Mojave Desert in San...more

US Department of Interior features energy as a priority

by PretiFlaherty on

The United States Department of the Interior has updated its regulatory priorities for the coming six months, with energy issues featured prominently. The nation's principal steward of federal public lands and resources, the...more

Energy And Environment Update -- November 13, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; and...more

Energy And Environment Update -- September 9, 2013

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In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; Sustainability; and...more

If We Lease It, Will They Build? Offshore Wind Energy Lease Sale Number 2

On Monday, the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the nation’s second offshore wind energy lease sale – this time for an area off the Virginia coast. The first competitive...more

Energy And Environment Update -- July 8, 2013

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

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