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FERC Steps Toward Potential Overhaul of Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently signaled potential wide-reaching reforms to regional electric transmission planning, cost allocation, and generator interconnection processes. Nearing the tenth anniversary of...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Make (Whole) A Minute: Brazos Bankruptcy Update

Beginning on February 13, 2021, something unprecedented happened in the state of Texas—a winter storm caused temperatures to dip well-below freezing. This event, dubbed the “Black Swan Winter Event,” caused Texas to...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

2021 Offshore Wind Energy Update and Outlook

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was another record-breaking year for the global offshore wind sector: • additional installed capacity increased by 5.2 GW, with total global installed capacity hitting...more

Morgan Lewis

Amendments to Mexico’s Power Industry Law Remain Suspended Despite Court Decisions

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As of July 15, 2021, both Federal Collegiate Courts in Administrative Matters Specialized in Economic Competition (Tribunal Colegiado en Materia Administrativa Especializado en Competencia Económica, Radiodifusión y...more

Morgan Lewis - Power & Pipes

NARUC Submits Nominees to Joint Federal-State Task Force

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has submitted 10 nominees to FERC to serve on the newly formed Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission. Last month in Docket No. AD21-15,...more

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Foley Weekly Automotive Report - July 2021 - 3

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This report helps automotive suppliers inform their legal and operational decisions to help address challenges and opportunities. Key Developments GM scheduled downtime for the week of July 26 at three pickup truck...more

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Photovoltaic Solar Energy System/Conditional Use Permit: Minnesota Appellate Court Addresses Challenge to Denial

The Court of Appeals of Minnesota (“Court”) in a July 12th Opinion addressed an issue arising out of the proposed construction of a photovoltaic solar energy system (“System”). See In the Matter of the Application of United...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Another Win for Clean Energy in the Carolinas

Kilpatrick Townsend client Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association (CCEBA) won another resounding victory for its members before the South Carolina Public Service Commission, which on June 17 granted CCEBA’s request to...more

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Senators Murkowski and Cantwell Introduce Bipartisan Hydropower Legislation

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In June 2021, Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced The Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectric and River Restoration Act of 2021, which would establish a tax credit for certain investments in...more

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Denver Water Files Complaint in Federal Court, Seeking Preemption of Boulder County Regulation Due to FERC Hydroelectric Project...

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On July 14, 2021, the City and County of Denver, Colorado, acting through its Board of Water Commissioners (“Denver Water”), filed a Complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, requesting...more

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FERC Revises Filing Requirements for Certain Small Hydroelectric Facilities

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On July 15, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission” or “FERC”) issued a Final Rule amending its regulations pertaining to: (1) the information required to be filed with a notice of intent to construct a...more

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OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Contains Anti-Retaliation Provision

On June 21, 2021, OSHA’s much-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) on COVID-19 protections went into effect.  While Proskauer’s Law and the Workplace blog covered the ETS in detail here, this post focuses on the...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The Democrats’ Border Carbon Adjustment Proposal

On Monday, July 19, 2021, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA-52) introduced The FAIR Transition and Competition Act of 2021 (S. 2378). The bill would, among other things, amend the Internal Revenue Code of...more

Allen Matkins

Renewable Energy Update - July 2021 #4

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FERC kicks off major rulemaking effort to help speed electric grid build-out - S&P Global – July 15 - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on July 15 took the first step in developing a major proposed...more

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Legislation to Impose “Border Carbon Adjustment” Fee on Imported Steel and Other “Carbon-Intensive” Goods Introduced in US...

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On July 19, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) introduced companion bills in the Senate and the House of Representatives that would impose a "border carbon adjustment" ("BCA") fee on imports of...more

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Sustainable Development and Land Use Update - July 2021 #4

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Pandemic-related suspension of CEQA noticing, posting, filing, and tribal consultation requirements and Brown Act meeting requirements set to expire September 30 - Allen Matkins – July 16 - On September 30, 2021,...more

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Fit for 55: EU moves to introduce carbon border adjustment mechanism

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As a key part of the "Fit for 55" European Green Deal package, the European Commission has published its controversial proposal for a carbon border adjustment mechanism ("CBAM"). The CBAM, if adopted, will impose a levy on...more

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IRS Notice Provides Relief for Renewable Energy Construction Projects

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As we discussed in a previous article, the renewable energy industry is experiencing record growth. President Biden’s current initiatives are also expected to provide an additional boost to accelerate future growth in clean...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Competition and Distribution Law Newsletter - BCLP Paris - July 2021

Merger control - Infrastructure: For the first time, the French Competition Authority blocked a concentration in the infrastructure sector. The Authority ruled that the acquisition of exclusive control of the Pipeline...more

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TSA issues second cybersecurity directive for pipeline companies

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the issuance of a second security directive (Directive) that requires owners and operators of certain critical pipelines carrying hazardous liquids and natural gas to...more

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Texas Supreme Court Reverses Subsurface Trespass Judgment

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Regency Field Services LLC v. Swift Energy Operating LLC, draws one’s attention to the difficult analyses that should be made before bringing a subsurface trespass claim....more

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FERC Seeks Comments On Major Reforms To Regional Transmission Planning And Generator Interconnection Processes To Bolster...

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On July 15, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANOPR”), entitled “Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost.” The...more

Allen & Overy LLP

Virgin Active, Hurricane Energy and the future of the cross-class cramdown

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In this alert, we look at the recent Virgin Active and Hurricane Energy restructuring plans. Stakeholders should continue to see the restructuring plan as an important tool for the implementation of complex restructurings....more

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California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2021 #4

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Bay Area air quality regulators adopt stringent refinery particulate emissions standard - Reuters – July 21 - The governing board of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (District) on Wednesday adopted...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

FERC Seeks Public Comment on New Potential Reforms to Regional Planning of Electric Transmission and Generator Interconnection

On July 15, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) that seeks public comment on a number of potential reforms to improve the electric regional...more

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