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EIB Energy Highlights: New FERC Chair, Offshore Drilling-NC Says “No,” Atlantic Coast Pipeline EIS, Clean Air & 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

Morocco – Gas to Power Project

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In order to meet the growing demand for electricity and address certain issues arising from the significant expansion of renewable energy, the Kingdom of Morocco has decided to diversify its generation mix by increasing the...more

Has Former FERC Chairman and Commissioner Norman Bay Made the Case for Changing the Commission's Gas Pipeline Certificate Process?

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Former Chairman and Commissioner Norman Bay gave the natural gas industry a surprise his last day at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "Commission"), February 3, 2017, in opening a debate about whether the...more

"FERC Could See Substantial Changes Under President Trump"

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is a somewhat obscure and highly technical agency that was not discussed specifically during President Donald Trump’s campaign. Its regulatory footprint is, however,...more

The Trump Energy Agenda - The Early Days of President Trump and Secretary of Energy - Designee Rick Perry

What has happened since President Trump was inaugurated? - In one of his first executive actions, President Trump has placed a freeze on new government hires (excepting the military). Based on information from Trump...more

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

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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

Post-Election Update 2016

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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

Clinton or Trump? On Energy, the Choice Is Natural Gas

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Natural gas will be the clear winner whether you vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election. While their proposed energy plans are widely different—Clinton is calling for major investments...more

Renewable Energy Update - October 2016 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - Ports plan for future zero-emission goal with cleaner, safer energy - Long Beach Press-Telegram - Oct 18 - After years of pressure from environmental groups and the community to...more

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Compromise Energy Bill

Last Sunday, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a compromise energy bill to significantly increase electricity produced by renewable energy sources. The state’s utilities will be required to purchase power from on and...more

Alta, snowmaking pipes and conduit hydro power

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Federal energy regulators have issued Alta Ski Area a written determination that its proposed micro-hydropower project will not be required to be licensed under the Federal Power Act. If developed, Alta's project would be...more

LNG In Morocco

by King & Spalding on

Morocco is currently implementing important changes to its energy mix, which may provide interesting opportunities in the LNG sector. This article presents a brief overview of the origin of the national development plan for...more

FERC Summer 2016 energy market and reliability report

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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

Significant Developments in Canadian Energy – For the month of April 2016

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Conventional - April 21, 2016 – The Alberta government announced the technical formulas that will be used to calculate royalties and payout cost allowances on oil, natural gas, propane and butane starting in 2017....more

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - March 2016

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A Note from the Editors - Our March edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. In Leaders in the...more

Energy Sector Alert Series: Hot Topics in California

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Important energy issues continue to arise at the intersection of law and policy in California. Here are eight hot topics that require the attention of entities with interests in California's energy sector....more

Energy & Environment Update - March 2016 #2

Energy and Climate Debate - Despite stalling recently over a debate on how to respond to the Flint water crisis, the Senate bipartisan energy bill is still alive and could see action as soon as next week provided that...more

SC Public Policy Update - March #1

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

What's New - SENATE - The three-week filibuster on the South Carolina Infrastructure Finance Reform and Tax Relief Act (H.3579) ended late Wednesday night when lawmakers agreed via a party line vote (24-16) to move...more

Energy & Environment Update - March 2016

ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE - Last week there was the glimmer of progress on the Senate bipartisan energy bill, with a hotline request to approve a number of amendments. This came after a compromise agreement announced by...more

Energy in Maine's 2016 State of the State

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Maine Governor Paul LePage has released his 2016 State of the State remarks in the form of a letter to the state legislature. Among his top priorities detailed in the letter is addressing the high cost of electricity in the...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - February 2016

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - California extends mandatory water cuts despite growing snowpack - Sacramento Bee - Feb 2 - California’s drought regulators agreed Tuesday to extend water conservation mandates...more

Q&A with Attorney Benji Borowski on the “Strategic Energy Plan” for New England's Energy Consumers

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Attorney Benji Borowski is a member of PretiFlaherty’s Energy & Telecommunications, Cleantech, Renewable EnergyLaw, and Climate Strategy groups. He is also one of the authors of the Strategic Energy Plan recently released by...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

An Oft-Forgotten Detail in Infrastructure Deals – Telecom Licenses

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Much of the nation’s infrastructure, from energy to transportation, depends upon telecommunications for safe and efficient operation. The facilities that provide such communications services generally are proprietary...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2015 #3

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Environmental and Policy Focus - Water rights ruling a setback for California drought regulators: Sacramento Bee - Jul 10: In a significant ruling that could hinder California's ability to order water cutbacks, a judge...more

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