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NERC Proposes to Reduce Cybersecurity Risks in CIP Supply Chains - Update

by Morgan Lewis on

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) recently petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve its proposed “Reliability Standards” addressing cybersecurity risks in critical...more

Energy & Sustainability Connections Newsletter - September 2017

by Mintz Levin on

Leaders in the News - Wayne Fueling Systems Launches Disaster Relief Initiatives - This month, we are excited to feature our client Wayne Fueling Systems, a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and...more

An In-Depth Examination of China’s New Cybersecurity Law

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On June 1, 2017, China’s new cybersecurity law, the Network Security Law of the Peoples Republic China (“Cybersecurity Law”) went into effect. The Cybersecurity Law contains an overarching framework regulating network...more

Japan Legal Update - Volume 23 | March 2017

by Jones Day on

On January 20, 2017, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare issued the "Guidelines for Employers to Appropriately Manage Their Employees' Working Hours" ("Guidelines"). While the Guidelines basically follow the...more

The EU Winter Package Briefing Paper

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Clean energy for all Europeans - On 30 November 2016 the Commission published its so-called ‘Winter Package’ of eight proposals to facilitate the transition to a ‘clean energy economy’ and to reform the design and...more

Energy Newsletter - January 2017

by King & Spalding on

LNG in Europe 2016/2017: An Overview of LNG Import Terminals in Europe - The increase in the supply of LNG to Europe in 2015 and the first half of 2016 was led by the UK and Italy, with other significant increases in...more

NERC Increasing Penalties for Fundamentally Failing to Comply with Cyber Standards

by Cozen O'Connor on

For the second time in less than a year, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has imposed a six-figure penalty on a participant in the electric market for fundamentally failing to comply with the NERC...more

EIB Energy Highlights: FERC on Cybersecurity, Clean Power Plan Hearing Agenda, NatGas & Oil Exports Rise & More

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Natural Gas - Natural Gas Outlook: U.S. On Track to be Net Exporter Q2 2017: Natural gas production and consumption are expected to rise this year due to increases in natural gas prices and LNG exports, as well as...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - April 2016

by King & Spalding on

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement Released - On February 29, the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce released the long-awaited text of the European Union (EU) – United States Privacy Shield, an...more

“A Look Ahead To 2016” – The Coast Guard Charts Its Course For The Coming Year

by Baker Donelson on

The United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral Paul Thomas recently penned an article for the Marine News magazine, February 2016 edition, highlighting the Coast Guard’s “priorities” for 2016. The article is available at the...more

Energy Sector Alert Series: Modern Compliance Programs in an Age of New Threats

by WilmerHale on

In this eight-week alert series, we are providing a broad look at current and emerging issues facing the energy sector. Attorneys from across the firm will discuss issues ranging from environmental disclosures and risk...more

News from the Vermont Statehouse - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team - January 2016 #1

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Labor Commissioner Proposes Independent Contractor Legislation - Few issues have proven to be as perennially vexing to the legislature as the definition of “independent contractor.” Legislators hear repeated complaints...more

South Carolina Legislative Update

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Several of the South Carolina Senate Finance Committee’s budget subcommittees met last week to hear from various agencies on appropriations. The Senate sent the House several bills, including one bill extending the time in...more

REGULATORY: U.S. Regulatory; EU Regulatory: Cybersecurity Efforts to Secure Critical Infrastructure including the Energy Sector...

by King & Spalding on

In recent years, the security of computerized data and the ability of public and private entities to respond to unauthorized penetration of computer networks has been intensely debated by policymakers. The risks associated...more

Grid Privacy Issues To Be Examined by the Federal Communications Commission - Comment Period through October 2, 2009

by Mintz Levin on

Smart Grid technology enables electric utilities to use communications and computing technology to glean consumer electric usage patterns to facilitate more efficient network management. It has been identified by the FCC as a...more

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