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Ohio EPA releases draft Storm Water General Permit for pipeline projects

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

Ohio EPA has released a draft Construction Storm Water General Permit for Oil and Gas Linear Transmission Line and Gathering Line Installation for public comment. According to Ohio EPA, the draft permit is a “non-NPDES”...more

Maryland Offshore Wind Grant Programs Now Available for 2019

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) had opened up its Offshore Wind Business and Workforce Development Grant Programs for the 2019 fiscal year. The two offshore wind programs are intended to work in tandem. The...more

Generator Interconnection Final Rule

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

FERC Substantively Revises Generator Interconnection Rules, Eases Rules For New Developers of Generation and Storage Facilities. ...more

Projects and energy snippets

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Development agendas to curb power woes - Sub-Saharan Africa is burdened with a complex and persistent electricity gap that is difficult to bridge in the medium to long-term owing to population growth, says...more

Japan Renewable Energy Update - Offshore Wind Energy

by DLA Piper on

On March 9, 2018, the Japanese Cabinet submitted to the Diet a new bill designed to address several issues relating to offshore wind power projects in Japan. This new law, if enacted, is expected to help drive the Japanese...more

New Report Highlights Offshore Wind as the Future of Energy in the Northeast; ML Strategies Client Deepwater Wind Ready to Lead...

Wind is blowing up in the Commonwealth! A report from Environment Massachusetts shows that offshore wind could help power the state’s electricity needs 19 times over – and major generators are already working to make it...more

Pipeline Update: Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Allows Environmental Rights Amendment Challenge to Sunoco Pipeline’s Mariner East...

by Blank Rome LLP on

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently ruled that a challenge to Sunoco Pipeline L.P.’s (“Sunoco”) Mariner East Project under Article 1, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution (the “Environmental Rights Amendment”...more

Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement: 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Addresses Whether Municipality Liable for Curtailed Energy

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (“Eighth Circuit”) addressed in a May 2nd opinion a dispute between a wind-energy supplier and a municipal electric system. See Smoky Hills Wind Project II, LLC v....more

Maryland Develops Community Solar Incentive Program

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

For the 2018 fiscal year, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is running its new Community Solar LMI PPA Incentive Grant Program in an effort to provide low and moderate-income (LMI) communities with the benefits of...more

Connecticut To Issue New RFP For Zero-Carbon Electricity Generation: Bids Due September 2018

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has initiated a regulatory proceeding in which it will issue at least one request for proposals (RFP) for eligible nuclear, hydropower, Class I...more

FERC To Consider Adjustments To Use Of Eminent Domain For Gas Pipelines

by Nossaman LLP on

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued a Notice of Inquiry seeking input on whether to adjust its policies and procedures for reviewing and issuing authorizations for natural gas transportation...more

A Policy Revolution to Match the Shale Revolution?

by K&L Gates LLP on

FERC Announces a Notice of Inquiry on Certificating New Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Projects - On April 19, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) announced a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding its...more

FERC Opens Notice of Inquiry for Review of Natural Gas Pipeline Policies

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has unanimously voted to open a new Notice of Inquiry seeking input on whether – and, if so, how – it should update its existing policies and procedures for reviewing and issuing...more

DOE Moves Forward on Advanced Reactor Funding & Collaboration

by Hogan Lovells on

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced the award of approximately $60 million to 13 advanced reactor projects—the first under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) “U.S. Industry Opportunities for...more

Infocast’s 2018 Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit Soundbites

Below are soundbites from panelists at Infocast’s Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit from March 19th to 22nd in Carlsbad, CA. It was an extremely well-attended event and the mood of the participants was generally...more

FERC issues NOI seeking stakeholder input on natural gas transportation facility certification process

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) initiating a review of FERC’s 1999 Policy Statement on the certification of new natural gas transportation facilities (Policy Statement)....more

FERC Orders on PJM’s Frequency Regulation Market Give Energy Storage Providers Another Recent Win

On March 30, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the “Commission”) issued separate orders (i) partially granting one of two challenges to PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.’s (PJM) frequency regulation...more

Infrastructure Series: Momentum Builds for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the United States

by WilmerHale on

This is the eighth issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Infrastructure Series. In this series, our attorneys share insights on current and emerging issues affecting infrastructure project developers in the United States....more

Multi-Jurisdictional Licensing in the Expanding Solar Industry - Construction and Procurement Law News, Q1 2018

As the solar industry expands into new jurisdictions, developers and contractors seeking to break into a new market should carefully evaluate their risks and opportunities....more

Tax Reform’s Changes To The Treatment Of Non-Shareholder Contributions To Capital

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

The 2017 tax reform act amended Section 118 of the Internal Revenue Code, to dramatically reduce the ability of a corporation to exclude from its gross income grants that the corporation receives from federal, state, or local...more

Illinois Approves Long-Term Renewable Plan

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On April 3, 2018, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved, with modifications recommended by solar advocates and consumer groups, the Illinois Power Agency’s (IPA) Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - April 2018 #2

U.S. Agencies Agree to Slash Approval Times for Infrastructure Projects - "More than a dozen federal agencies agreed to slash the time needed for environmental reviews and permitting on major infrastructure projects, a...more

What’s Next?: Drones and transforming policy at GE

by Hogan Lovells on

In this episode, Hogan Lovells Partner and Chair of our Unmanned Aircraft Systems group, Lisa Ellman, speaks with Michael Fitzpatrick, head of Regulatory Advocacy at GE, about drones and other innovative technologies that are...more

FERC Raises the Bar for Public Participation in Gas Pipeline Certificate Proceedings

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has a long-standing reputation for non-partisan decision-making. This was reinforced by its January 2018 rejection of the Department of Energy’s demand that electric pricing...more

Mexico's Port Authority of Chiapas Calls Tender for Oil and Gas Fluids Facility

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Most of the Mexican port infrastructure is assigned to Port Authority bodies, which are mainly state-owned corporations that run all aspects of operation and allocation of activities inside each port. Among other...more

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