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Energy & Environment Update - July 2014 #3

In This Issue: - Commerce Department Action on Solar Trade Case - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Agriculture - Department of Commerce -...more

Does The EPA Have A Thing Against Building Energy Codes?

What if there was a technology that had a 20 year track record of saving 4.8 quads of energy and 41 million tons of carbon, while saving consumers more than $44 billion over the past 20 years, and was anticipated to save...more

Slowing The Juggernaut

In 1992, Mexico thrust itself on to the forefront of the international power private investment stage by amending its power sector laws to permit private sector investment in power generation assets. Those early energy...more

Businesses and Policymakers Confirm Mexican Energy Reforms Are Gaining Momentum

Earlier this year, a group of Stoel Rives attorneys traveled to Mexico to assess existing opportunities and pending developments in the Mexican power markets. Some of the reforms and key trends identified during that trip...more

Options for Obtaining Regulatory Guidance and/or Approval Related to the Export of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products

As previously reported on Speaking Energy (available here), the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has recently indicated that it is willing to work with U.S. energy companies to navigate...more

Arbitration World - July 2014

Welcome to the 27th edition of Arbitration World, a publication from K&L Gates’ International Arbitration Group that highlights significant developments and issues in international and domestic arbitration for executives and...more

PSEG Long Island Proposes its Utility 2.0 Long Range Plan

On July 1, 2014, PSEG Long Island (PSEG-LI) proposed its Utility 2.0 Long Range Plan (“Utility 2.0 Plan” or “Plan”) to reduce power usage and increase energy efficiency over the next four years. To take effect, PSEG-LI’s...more

ML Strategies’ Energy & Environment Update: June 2014 #2

With most of the energy sector’s attention focused this month on what the Environmental Protection Agency is doing with its proposed 111(d) rule regulating carbon emissions, less was said about what the agency did not do:...more

Spanish Government Publishes New Regulation On Renewable Energy Electricity Generation Activity

Regulation eliminates distinction between ordinary and special regime facilities and establishes new remuneration system. Introduction - As part of the Spanish government’s ongoing structural reform of the...more

EPA to Roll Out Major Greenhouse Gas Proposal on June 2

On Monday, June 2, EPA and President Obama are expected to jointly announce one of the most significant environmental proposals of the past decade: Clean Air Act regulations that, if finalized, would require the reduction of...more

Energy & Environment Update - May 2014

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

The Final Step of the Mexican Energy Reform

Mexican Congress opened a new chapter in the country’s oil, gas and electricity sectors when it opened all three to foreign investors. Supported by two thirds of the congress and most of Mexico’s states, the reform also...more

FERC Amends Open-Access Requirements for Interconnection Facilities

New proposals aim to reduce regulatory burden on generation developers. On May 15, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that proposes to...more

Highlights of Mexico's Energy Reform Legislation

Following the historic constitutional energy reforms the Mexican Congress passed in December 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto submitted on April 30, 2014, for approval of the Mexican Congress, the secondary...more

A Look at Mexico’s Solar Energy Potential and Future

Based on information from Greentech Media, Mexico offers a great solar energy opportunity. This was confirmed in the Solar Energy Section Report published by Mexico’s energy department SENER. According to the document,...more

California's Nine Energy Policy Goals with 2020 Target Date

What does California have planned for the year 2020? An ambitious collection of energy related goals. Stoel Rives attorneys Ryan Waterman and Parissa Ebrahimzadeh explore nine California energy policy goals in an article...more

New York Proposes Dramatic Reform of Utility Structure

On April 24, 2014, the New York State Department of Public Service (PSC) issued a report proposing a radical change to the way regulated utilities in the state are structured and the services they provide. The report,...more

Mexico Energy Reform Update: Key "Secondary Laws" Proposed - President Peña Nieto Sends Senate Laws And Amendments To Bring...

A pivotal step in Mexico's game-changing energy reform process was taken this week when President Enrique Peña Nieto asked the Mexican Senate to pass new energy-related laws and amend existing ones....more

Mexico Introduces Much Anticipated Secondary Legislation for Energy Reform

Yet again the Mexican government has surpassed the expectations of the international marketplace. Many prognosticators and industry participants believed that the constitutional restrictions against international...more

Mexico Energy Reform: Secondary Legislation Presented to Congress

Mexico’s comprehensive energy reform advances and reflects lessons from the Brazilian experience. On April 30, the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto presented a package of much-anticipated bills to the...more

Pemex Requests Mexico E&P Areas from SENER

On March 21, 2014 Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) submitted its "round zero" proposal to the Secretaría de Energía (SENER), Mexico's department of energy. Although the details of the proposal are not yet public, SENER has...more

Mexican Energy Reform Progress Report - Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Finalization of Mexico’s energy reforms is accelerating and specific foreign investment opportunities are emerging, but detailed “Secondary Legislation” will likely be delayed to late April or a special congressional session...more

Taking the Road Best Travelled? CFE seeks electric-gas “convergence”

The recent constitutional reform of the Mexican energy sector will catapult Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) into an unfamiliar competitive market environment. The rules of the game are...more

Pemex Requests E&P Areas from SENER

On March 21, 2014 Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) submitted its round zero proposal to the Secretaría de Energía (SENER), Mexico’s department of energy. Although the details of the proposal are not yet public, SENER has indicated...more

Mexico Adopts Major Energy Reforms Restructuring its Electric Power Sector

Mexico has recently adopted amendments to the Mexican Constitution that will profoundly change all aspects of the electric power sector in Mexico. Among other things, those amendments reduce the role of the State in the power...more

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