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Plaintiff Maintains Initial Burden of Proof to Establish Causation in Hurricane Irma Claims

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Florida Statute §627.70132 allows an insured to make a claim for an alleged hurricane loss within three years of the event. This statute, however, is not a waiver of the insured’s initial burden of proof to establish...more

Mintz - Energy & Sustainability Viewpoints

Lone Star Solar: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Blackout Texas

Starting in late February, over 2.7 million Texas households were left without energy and over 100 people died as a severe winter storm caused a series of rolling blackouts across Texas, drawing national attention to the...more

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FERC Seeks Input on Electric Reliability Issues From Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has invited public comment by April 15, 2021, on its recently opened proceeding (Docket No. AD21-13-000), which FERC has stated "will examine how grid operators prepare for and...more

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Climate Change – Real Estate Impact

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Perception becomes reality. Whether alarmist or denier, believer or skeptic, those responsible for making decisions in response to the perceived threat of climate change have taken the side of caution over indecision and...more

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Oklahoma Tax Commission, IRS grant relief due to severe winter storms

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The Oklahoma Tax Commission has granted relief to taxpayers affected by the severe winter storms that began on February 8, 2021. In granting relief, the Commission took into consideration the relief announced by the Internal...more

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FERC Announces June 2021 Technical Conference on Climate Change, Extreme Weather and Electric System Reliability

On March 5, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced a virtual, public technical conference “to discuss issues surrounding the threat to electric system reliability posed by climate change and extreme...more

Mayer Brown - Energy Forward

More Polar Vortex 2021 Fallout: 2nd PUCT Commr. Resigns, Lt. Gov. Calls on PUCT or ERCOT to "Fix" $16B "Error"

On March 8, 2021, Commissioner Shelly Botkin resigned immediately from the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), leaving the PUCT with only one sitting commissioner. Somewhat unusually, under Texas’ Public Utility...more

Brusniak Turner Fine LLP

Burst Pipes = Texas Property Tax Relief

For many Texans, the recent winter storm plunged us into a place we had never been before: no water, no electricity, limited ability to travel, and limited ability to find supplies to keep warm as our homes sank into the 40’s...more

Morgan Lewis - Power & Pipes

FERC Schedules Technical Conference to Discuss Electric System Reliability

In the wake of the February extreme cold weather that caused record levels of electric generation to be taken offline, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) has scheduled a two-day technical...more

Opportune LLP

A Perfect Storm: Born Out Of Market Dynamics

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Some may call the winter storm that descended on Texas a “black swan” event, but it may in fact be a “perfect storm” born out of existing market dynamics that could’ve been avoided....more

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How a Winter Storm in Texas Hammered the State and its Energy Market, Potentially Causing Greater Economic Loss than Hurricane...

In the days following Texas’s February 2021 winter storm event, unofficially named Winter Storm Uri, we have received many questions from out-of-state colleagues and clients—particularly from those living in colder...more

Jackson Walker

Employer Responsibilities During the Texas Winter Storm

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The recent winter storm caused major disruptions for Texas businesses, including closures due to loss of electricity, water issues, property damages, and transportation issues. As businesses deal with the fallout of the...more

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Filing Insurance Claims After the Texas Winter Storm

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As Texas businesses deal with property damages following the winter storm, Jackson Walker insurance litigation partner Chris Thompson discusses what business owners should consider when beginning the process of filing...more

Mayer Brown - Tax Equity Times

More Polar Vortex 2021 Fallout (and Texas Two-Step): Monitor for ERCOT Identifies Improper Payments for Ancillary Services and...

On March 1, 2021, Potomac Economics, the Independent Market Monitor (IMM) for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), filed a report with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) that certain payments were...more

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Financial Daily Dose 3.5.2021 | Top Story: Powell Tries to Sooth Jumpy Markets Fearing Weak Jobs Report

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Jobs Report Friday again! Here’s what we’re looking for in the February numbers, which are expected to be relatively modest...more

Cozen O'Connor

1st Amendment Win For Credit Card Surcharges| Texas Sues Over Electricity Bills | Dodgy COVID Fees

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2022 AG Elections- Former South Dakota Attorney General Steps Back into Contention for AG’s Office- •Marty Jackley, who formerly served as U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, South Dakota AG, and President of the National...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

A Modern Power Grid Can Deliver More Than Just Resiliency

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Texas has proven that a commitment to market solutions and diverse electrical infrastructure can be a recipe for success. Under the restructuring of the power market and initiatives like the competitive renewable energy zone,...more

Proskauer - Minding Your Business

How to Freeze a Case: Defending a Price Gouging Suit after the Winter Storms

As Texas and other southern states thaw from a frigid winter storm, companies doing business in these states should assess and take steps to minimize the risk of a price gouging claims. As suits are filed in the wake of the...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Top Ten Tips for Seeking Enforcement Discretion and Preserving a Weather Disaster Force Majeure Affirmative Defense before the...

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has taken various actions and posted guidance to help regulated entities address operational issues and environmental noncompliance that resulted from power outages, water...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Texas Winter Storms: Evaluating Business Interruption Claims Following a Large-Scale Disaster

Responding to the Texas Winter Storm Crisis: Issue 2—Winter storms and wide-area events like the one that recently devastated Texas leave behind challenging questions about business interruption insurance coverage. ...more

Gray Reed

Climate Change 101 for Landmen and Lawyers: Uninhabitable Earth or False Alarm? (Part 2)

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EXTREME WEATHER OR EXTREME EXAGGERATION? About half of Wallace-Wells’s book, Uninhabitable Earth, is devoted to what he describes as the “Elements of Chaos” that will result from man-made climate change unless fossil fuels...more

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IRS Extends Federal Tax Deadlines for Texas Due to Winter Storms

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The IRS announced that it has extended certain tax return and payment deadlines for those impacted by the Texas winter storms. Texas residents and businesses now have until June 15 to file federal tax returns and make tax...more

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Employers’ Obligations to Pay Wages for Workdays Missed During Winter Storm Uri

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During the week of February 15, 2021, many North American states experienced yet another record-setting weather-related event, unofficially known as Winter Storm Uri. For Texans, the storm brought rare sights of ice, snow,...more

Proskauer - Minding Your Business

Nationwide Deep Freeze Leads to Spike in Natural Gas Prices

In the wake of the deep freeze that recently swept the nation, natural gas has taken the forefront among a slew of price gouging allegations. Last week’s winter storms caused natural gas spot market prices to spike, with some...more

Morgan Lewis - Power & Pipes

FERC to Examine Climate Change Threat to Electric Reliability

FERC announced on February 22 that it will open a new proceeding to examine the threats of climate change and extreme weather to electric reliability. The investigation will assess how grid operators prepare for and respond...more

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