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EBA NEWS

  • Last chance to register for EBA Primer – Environmental Law for Energy Attorneys
  • New! EBA Solo and Small Firm Task Force — Kick-off Teleconference today!
  • Reception for FERC Commissioner Colette Honorable
  • Check your inbox on Thursday, Sept. 17 for the Fall EBA Update
  • Many Thanks to our August Outstanding Ambassador!


  • INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bay eschews politics, embraces analytics as FERC chairman
  • California passes a bill targeting 50 percent renewables by 2030
  • GOP probes for way to kill climate rule
  • Utilities push FERC for answers on Northwest market


  • EBA PROGRAMS

  • EBA Energizer – FERC Jurisdictional Blurred Lines
  • EBA Energizer: Recent Energy Regulatory Developments in Texas
  • Non-EBA Event: 2015 Midwest Energy Policy Conference
  • EBA Western Chapter 2nd Annual Canadian Program
  • Non-EBA Event: The Basics of Natural Gas
  • EBA Energizer – The FERC Audit & Enforcement Process
  • EBA Northeast Chapter Event - Shaping the Utility of the Future
  • EBA Energizer: Locational Marginal Prices - Foundations and Frontiers
  • EBA Energizer – Fundamental Insights on FPA Section 205/206 Filings


  • CFEBA NEWS

  • Make a donation to the EBA Charitable Foundation every time you shop!


  • FELJ NEWS

  • "Litigation Adversaries and Public Interest Partners: Practice Principles for New Regulatory Lawyers" by Scott Hempling


  • EBA NEWS


    Last chance to register for EBA Primer – Environmental Law for Energy Attorneys
    EBA
    The Energy Bar Association will host this two-day event on September 29th – 30th in Atlanta, Georgia. This primer is designed for practitioners new to the field of environmental law and those who would benefit from an overview of key federal statutes affecting the energy industry. Networking events and an optional reception are included in registration and all attendees are welcome. For the full agenda, information about speakers, CLE credits, or to register, check the event page on our website at the link below.
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    New! EBA Solo and Small Firm Task Force – Kick-off Teleconference today!
    EBA
    For the first time ever, the Energy Bar Association (EBA) has authorized creation of a Solo and Small Firm Task Force dedicating to serving the unique needs of solo and small firm energy regulatory practitioners within EBA. Please join us on Wednesday, September 16th at 2:00 pm (EST) for the EBA Solo and Small Firm Task Force Kick-Off call where we'll discuss the Task Force's goals and develop ideas for future events. Although the Task Force's focus is on solo and small firm lawyers, all EBA members are welcome to participate and contribute suggestions.

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    Reception for FERC Commissioner Colette Honorable
    EBA
    Join us Tuesday, October 6th from 5:30 – 7:30pm for a reception honoring FERC Commissioner Colette Honorable. The event will be held in Washington, DC at the law office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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    Check your inbox on Thursday, Sept. 17 for the Fall EBA Update
    EBA
    Check your inbox on Thursday, September 17th for the EBA Update newsletter, published quarterly to inform our members of the progress plans of each of our Committees, Chapters, and CFEBA and FELJ foundations. In this issue, FERC Chief of Staff Larry D. Gasteiger gives EBA a rare public interview and discusses the challenges facing the FERC on the road ahead. Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for EBA programs coming up this Fall.

    EBA Update Archive: http://eba-net.org/information-resources/eba-update-newsletter

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    Many Thanks to our August Outstanding Ambassador!
    EBA
    This month, we would like to thank Caileen Gamache for her outstanding membership recruitment efforts in the month of August. When EBA membership grows, we all benefit through access to an expanded network of industry professionals. As an added incentive, this year EBA has pledged to make a contribution to the Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association for every member recruited. Anyone can be an Ambassador! Just refer a colleague and make sure your name is listed as a referral on the online or print membership application.
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    INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS


    Bay eschews politics, embraces analytics as FERC chairman
    Environment & Energy Publishing
    As he enters his seventh year at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Norman Bay is amused by the perception that "there's this mystery" about him and his guiding principles among long-term followers of the agency.
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    California passes a bill targeting 50 percent renewables by 2030
    Greentech Media
    In the final hours of the legislative session, California lawmakers passed a landmark climate bill that will promote greater deployment of clean energy technologies over the next 15 years, but that supporters say still fell short of expectations.
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    GOP probes for way to kill climate rule
    The Hill
    Republicans and industry groups are intensifying their search for a way to beat back President Obama’s new climate rule for power plants.
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    Utilities push FERC for answers on Northwest market
    FierceEnergy
    On Sept. 11, a group of investor-owned and public utilities located primarily in the Northwest wants federal regulators to approve a proposal that would transform the region's grid operations into a more formal energy market.
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    EBA PROGRAMS


    EBA Energizer – FERC Jurisdictional Blurred Lines
    EBA
    The EBA Electricity Committee invites you to attend EBA Energizer: Jurisdictional Blurred Lines on Tuesday, September 22nd from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the law offices of Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Washington, DC. Two featured panelists will discuss changing FERC jurisdiction in response to evolving energy markets during this short educational program. The first panel will discuss FERC's jurisdiction as it relates to the CFTC, while the second panel will explore the intersection of Federal and State jurisdiction in a decentralizing power system. All attendees are invited to the networking reception immediately following the panel discussions.

    *The Pope’s visit to Washington DC will have no impact on your attending this program as he is not scheduled to arrive until the late evening on Sept 22nd. We look forward to seeing you at the program!*

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    EBA Energizer: Recent Energy Regulatory Developments in Texas
    EBA
    The Energy Bar Association Houston Chapter presents a discussion with Barry Smitherman, former Chairman of both the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Public Utilities Commission of Texas on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015. The program topics include recent developments arising from (1) the recent dramatic increase in oil and gas production in Texas, (2) the change in the ERCOT fuel mix, and (3) possible implications of EPA’s "Clean Power Plan."
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    Non-EBA Event: 2015 Midwest Energy Policy Conference
    EBA
    Join the EBA and Missouri Energy Initiative in St. Louis on October 6th - 7th for the Midwest Energy Policy Conference. Energy researchers and policy experts will discuss relevant current issues specific to the Midwest, including the Clean Power Plan, Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) Seams, energy storage, and biomass. The event will be held on the campus of Washington University. EBA members receive a 20% discount on registration with promo code MEPC2015.
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    EBA Western Chapter 2nd Annual Canadian Program
    EBA
    The Energy Bar Association and its Western Chapter are pleased to bring you a full day panel discussion of key issues concerning international and domestic energy arbitration and regulatory proceedings. The program will be held Friday, October 9th at the Calgary Petroleum Club. Hear from experts, earn CEL credit (US only), and attend networking events in beautiful Banff and Lake Louise, just 90 minutes west of Calgary. Registration is $75.00 for all attendees.
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    Non-EBA Event: The Basics of Natural Gas
    EBA
    The BASICS of Natural Gas Pipeline Ratemaking Course, offered by the New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities and co-sponsored by the Energy Bar Association will be held October 11th – 15th at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. NMSU’s five-day Natural Gas Pipeline Ratemaking Course will provide hands-on, practical FERC rate case training to lawyers, pipeline employees, FERC staff, and other industry professionals who seek a basic understanding or a refresher on the principles of interstate gas pipeline ratemaking.
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    EBA Energizer – The FERC Audit & Enforcement Process
    EBA
    Please join the Energy Bar Association Young Lawyers Council, FERC Practice Committee and the Compliance and Enforcement Committee for a comprehensive overview of the FERC investigation and audit process on October 13th at 4:00 pm. This course will cover how FERC choses companies to audit, how practitioners can prepare their companies for an audit, and how to mitigate compliance risks.
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    EBA Northeast Chapter Event – Shaping the Utility of the Future
    EBA
    Join the Northeast Chapter of the Energy Bar Association for this event on Wednesday, October 14th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Shaping the utility of the future, the drive for resiliency and efficiency in retail energy markets and the impact on the wholesale market: A review of ongoing northeast proceedings which examine methods for increased utilization of innovative energy technology and infrastructure to create improved system reliability, resiliency and market efficiency. This event will examine ongoing state commission inquiries into how to better deploy technology resources into retail energy markets and how retail efficiencies might impact the larger wholesale market.
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    EBA Energizer: Locational Marginal Prices – Foundations and Frontiers
    EBA
    The EBA Electricity Committee invites you to attend this EBA Energizer on October 20th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. The event will focus on a review and discussion of the Locational Marginal Prices (LMP) that underpin the electric markets throughout much of the US and Canada, and an analysis of how some States including New York, through its Reforming the Energy Vision initiative are proposing to expand the use of LMP to the distribution system. Attendees will gain an understanding of both the theory and arithmetic underlying LMP, and insight into its evolution.
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    EBA Energizer – Fundamental Insights on FPA Section 205/206 Filings
    EBA
    The Electricity Regulation Committee of the Energy Bar Association presents this one-hour luncheon on the basics of developing and administering filings under Sections 205 and 206 of the Federal Power Act. Lunch will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 on Wednesday, October 28th at the offices of Greenberg Traurig on L Street in Washington, DC. Panelists will discuss the roles of law practitioners in developing and administering filings and present practical considerations and tips.
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    CFEBA NEWS


    Make a donation to the EBA Charitable Foundation every time you shop!
    EBA
    The Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association relies on the support of donors for energy projects that improve lives for people around the world. When you select CFEBA as the charitable organization you would like to support, the AmazonSmile Foundation will automatically donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to CFEBA every time you shop at no cost to you.

    With absolutely no additional cost, it's the easiest way to give back.

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    FELJ NEWS


    "Litigation Adversaries and Public Interest Partners: Practice Principles for New Regulatory Lawyers" by Scott Hempling
    FELJ
    Be sure to take a look at the current issue of the Energy Law Journal for several interesting articles that provide a thoughtful and provocative analysis of current energy issues. Consider the article by Scott Hempling, entitled "Litigation Adversaries and Public Interest Partners: Practice Principles for New Regulatory Lawyers," in which Mr. Hempling provides an in-depth a set of principles that, if applied by practitioners and decision-makers, will help lawyers advocate effectively and help agencies advance their statutory missions.

    Since 1980, the Energy Law Journal has provided great value to the Energy Bar Association's members. The Journal provides in-depth analyses on current, salient issues affecting members and their clients and businesses and provides a forum for the exploration and understanding of new, cutting edge issues. The Journal is a benefit to EBA members and subscriptions are available to non-EBA members.

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    Visit the EBA Calendar online for full event details: http://www.eba-net.org/calendar.

     



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