On August 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final regulation, known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP), establishing carbon dioxide (CO2) emission guidelines for existing affected electric utility...more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a suite of new and modified rules affecting the oil and natural gas industry. Collectively, the proposed rules released on August 18 are designed to reduce methane...more
In This Issue:
- Changes to Comah Regulations - Make Sure You Are Prepared
- Strengthening of Enforcement Powers Under the Environmental Permitting Regine and Tackling Waste Crime - Will You Be Affected?
In This Issue:
- Administrative Items
- Electric Items
- Hydro Items
- Certificate Items
- Excerpt from Certificate Items:
C-1: Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, LLC (Docket No....more
Federal utility regulators have issued an order authorizing transactions the merger of utilities affiliated with Iberdrola, S.A. and UIL Holding Corporation.
Iberdrola is a Spanish-owned utility holding company, owning...more
On April 16, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 809, its Final Rule regarding the coordination of scheduling between interstate natural gas pipelines and electric public utilities. FERC...more
When the draft of EPA's Clean Power Plan was promulgated in the Federal Register last June, one of the critical questions raised by those in the electricity space was: what about reliability? If you shut down all those coal...more
Transportation Department acts on safety issues regarding crude and ethanol shipped by rail.
The US Department of Transportation on April 17 issued regulatory changes it believes will address “some of the issues...more
The electric industry is becoming increasingly reliant upon natural gas as a fuel source in the midst of our nation’s abundant natural gas resources and aggressive regulatory efforts to reduce the environmental impact of...more
On April 16, 2015, FERC issued a Final Rule in Coordination of the Scheduling Processes of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines and Public Utilities, Order No. 809, Docket No. RM14-2-000, 151 FERC ¶ 61,049 (2015). Recent cold...more
On April 16, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a much-anticipated final rule modifying some of the scheduling practices used by interstate natural gas pipelines to better coordinate the scheduling...more
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
- Oil companies may need to prepare for more regulation of rail shipments of...more
Renewable Energy Focus: Citigroup sets $100 billion funding goal for green projects - Bloomberg - Feb 18:
Citigroup Inc. plans to lend, invest, and facilitate deals worth $100 billion by 2025 to support projects that...more
While Congress and the President continue their “Keystone XL Pipeline Dance”, a new report from the Department of Energy (DOE) discusses the changing needs for additional domestic natural gas infrastructure to meet increased...more
In 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will address many of the most serious challenges the electric industry faces in multiple proceedings that will be closely followed by industry participants. Those...more
Natural gas, wind, and solar power projects dominated the rankings of new U.S. electric generation placed in service in 2014.
According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff's December 2014 Energy...more
Renewable Energy Focus -
California Governor Brown calls for 50 percent renewables by 2030 - Greentech Media - Jan 5:
California Governor Jerry Brown has upped the ante on the state’s green energy goals, calling...more
Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s January 22, 2015 meeting, pursuant to the agenda as issued on January 15, 2015. Agenda items E-6 and E-19 have not been summarized...more
Comments filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in late November show that the natural gas and electric power industries continue to disagree fundamentally on FERC's proposal to promote greater...more
Now is the time to determine if your business is vulnerable to price swings for electricity and natural gas supply due to the volatility of the wholesale market. With cold winter months ahead, money-saving options may be...more
If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon regulations for power plants are adopted, how will state and regional efforts to comply with the rule impact the electric power grid? If states need new...more
EIB Energy Highlights hits the highlights of recent energy developments, streamlining access to critical information for our readers. ...more
As the U.S.'s international trade in energy grows, so too has interest in the process for securing a federally required approval known as a Presidential Permit.
The construction, operation, and maintenance of...more
What happens when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission audits a public utility?
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has jurisdiction over interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil, as well...more
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