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Energy Technology Connections Newsletter - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News: March 2017

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Our March edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights and features a list of upcoming energy industry events throughout the nation. If you enjoy learning about new technology as much as we...more

EIB Energy Highlights: Dakota Access & Keystone XL Pipelines Revived, FERC on Energy Storage & Pipeline Rates & 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

Post-Election Update 2016

by Bracewell LLP on

The 2016 election results have significant implications for companies across a wide range of industry sectors. From environmental policy to financial services to tax reform, President-elect Trump has committed to sweeping...more

Legality of Exit from Paris Climate Pact

The post below addresses the legality of the expected withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change by the United States under the next Administration....more

Top takeaways from North American Leaders' Summit and Canada-Mexico state visit

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This past week the North American Leaders' Summit (NALS) was held in Ottawa, Canada, with US President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Prior to the summit,...more

Trade & Manufacturing - June 2016

by King & Spalding on

President Obama Signs American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 - On May 20, President Obama signed the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 into law (the Act). The Act restores the ability of the...more

US Quadrennial Energy Review second round

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The U.S. Department of Energy is holding a series of public meetings centered on the topic of the second installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review, an integrated study of the U.S. electricity system from generation through...more

Washington Insight - January 2016

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President Obama Delivers State of the Union Address - In his eighth and final State of the Union address, President Obama focused on his views of and hopes for the future beyond his last year in office. Rather than...more

Climate and energy in 2016 State of the Union

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President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address on January 12, 2016. The White House has posted his remarks as prepared for delivery to Congress. Climate change, and related energy and environmental issues,...more

Previewing climate and energy in 2016 State of the Union

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President Obama is scheduled to deliver his final State of the Union address on January 12, 2016. As in previous years, he is likely to address climate change, energy and environmental issues. What will the 2016 State of the...more

President Obama Unveils 2016 Energy and Environment Agenda

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Last month, the White House released its fall Unified Agenda, which provides a look at the various regulations being developed by each agency and where each is in the rulemaking process. In the energy and environment space,...more

Cross-border infrastructure and presidential permits

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A recent report casts doubt on whether proposed federal legislation would actually accelerate decisions on the siting of cross-border energy infrastructure. Cross-border pipelines and electric transmission lines play an...more

Energy and Climate Happenings – Overview for the Remainder of 2015

The Obama Administration’s release of the final Clean Power Plan kicked off a busy second half of the year for climate and energy policy issues. As climate issues increasingly become an important part President Obama’s...more

Energy Bulletin (US)

by DLA Piper on

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. President Obama reveals Clean Power Plan. Calling it the "single most...more

EPA Finalizes Clean Power Plan: Now What?

by Williams Mullen on

President Obama unveiled on August 3 what has been billed as the Administration’s biggest initiative yet to regulate carbon emissions. Although the final regulations that form the Clean Power Plan are ostensibly aimed at...more

President Obama Signs Executive Order Reducing Federal GHG Emissions

On March 19, 2015, the White House published an Executive Order signed by President Obama that would further a preference for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred products....more

Obama Administration Announces Goal to Cut Methane Emissions by 40-45% from 2012 Levels by 2025

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On January 14, 2015, the Obama Administration announced the goal of cutting methane emissions by 40–45% from 2012 levels by 2025. The goal would be achieved via a host of proposed and anticipated regulations directed at the...more

Energy and State of the Union 2015

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President Obama delivered his 2015 State of the Union address on January 20, 2015. In his remarks as prepared for delivery, he addressed energy-related themes including the growth of U.S. energy resource production and...more

Energy & Environment Update - November 2014 #3

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

Energy & Environment Update - September 2014 #3

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Agriculture - Department of Defense - Department of Energy - Department of...more

African Growth and Opportunity Act, Electrify Africa Act and Power Africa Program to Take Center Stage at U.S.-Africa Leaders...

From August 4-6, President Obama will host approximately 45 leaders from across the African continent in Washington, D.C., for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit (the “Summit”). This is the first such event of its kind...more

Energy Newsletter - July 2014

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In This Issue: - Russia's Second Renewable Energy Auction Gives Both Glimmer of Hope and Cause for Concern - Tanzania Publishes First Draft of a Long-Awaited Local Content Policy - New York's Highest...more

EPA Publishes its Proposed Regulations for Existing Power Plants – Starting the Public Comment Period

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register its June 2, 2014, proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants. The act of publication...more

Is RGGI in New Jersey's and Pennsylvania’s Future?

With the release of EPA’s proposed regulation of CO2 from existing sources on June 2, there has been a lot of speculation that states will look to cap-and-trade schemes as a means of complying with EPA’s mandate that the...more

The Third Piece of EPA’s Clean Power Plan: GHG Emission Limits for Modified and Reconstructed Power Plants

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations for “new” and “existing” power plants have received substantial media attention, but regulated parties should also be aware of the third...more

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