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The impending phase-out plan for coal power in Germany will have a profound impact on the country's entire energy policy, says Antje von Broock of environmental organisation Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND). The NGO is a member of the national commission tasked with devising the coal exit. Once an agreement on the fossil energy source's future has been made, this will provide Germany's large utilities and its renewable power sector with much-needed planning security and also cast a light on the government's general policymaking record, von Broock says.
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Amid some disagreement, a draft of the Illinois NextGrid report is open for public comment online until January 10.
After 18 months of study and 12 months of working group meetings — and amid one open lawsuit — a report that could guide Illinois’ energy future is out for public review.
New vehicles in Washington will be required to meet the most stringent emissions standards in the country, regardless of whether the Trump administration is successful in rolling back those requirements, state officials announced on Wednesday.
The electric utility industry is abuzz with terms like blockchain and hosting capacity analysis. While the industry is certainly likely to hear more about these topics in the coming year, applications will likely be isolated to a few states in 2019.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chairman Kevin J. McIntyre.
“Today is a deeply sad day for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and for all those who had the pleasure of knowing Kevin McIntyre both personally and professionally,” Chairman Neil Chatterjee said. “During his tenure at the Commission, Kevin exhibited strong leadership and an unmatched knowledge of energy policy and the rule of law. He exemplified what it means to be a true public servant each and every day, no matter the challenges that lie ahead of him.
Membership renewals were due on Dec. 31 and the grace period will end soon. If you haven’t renewed your membership, please do so as soon as possible as you don't want to miss out on the many exciting events EBA is planning for 2019. With an EBA membership, you are part of a large community of energy law practitioners and energy industry experts who can grow your practice and positively enhance your career. Only by renewing your membership can you take advantage of the numerous offerings EBA makes available to you. It's fast, easy and affordable, so don't delay. Renew today.
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EBA wants to extend a warm welcome to new members who joined in December:
|Welcome to New EBA Members and Congratulations to EBA Ambassadors
EBA also extends congratulations to its EBA Ambassadors for December:
- Hon. Richard Glick, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- Michael D. Goodstein, Van Ness Feldman LLP
- Sevren Gourley Hunton, Andrews Kurth LLP
- Simon Hurd, California Public Utilities Commission
- Alexander B. Kass, TransCanada
- Thomas Marshall, Troutman Sanders LLP
- Elizabeth J. McCormick, Troutman Sanders LLP
- Alexander McDonough, Sunrun
- Amy Mersol-Barg, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
- Jamil Nasir, Alston & Bird LLP
- Christine N. Ng, TransCanada
- Tracy S. Penn, TransCanada
- Charles R. Thompson, II, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Register now to take advantage of early bird registration for the 2019 Western Chapter Annual Meeting at the Palace Hotel, in San Francisco, CA on February 21-22, 2019. This special discount is available until Jan. 31. The Chapter is excited to welcome James Danly, General Counsel at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the keynote speaker. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this conference. For sponsorship levels and benefits, as well as program schedule and registration info: 2019 EBA Western Chapter Annual Meeting.
Did you miss EBA's 2018 Mid-Year Energy Forum? For those who could not attend or could not make all the sessions they wished, video/audio recordings and session material are now available for purchase. As you know, EBA's Mid-Year Energy Review is one of the premiere annual gatherings of energy professionals. Hundreds of influential attorneys, federal and state officials, industry experts and journalists gathered to network, get CLE credit and discuss issues that affect their practices and global consumers at the Forum.
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Book your room NOW for the 2019 Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting, taking place at the Omni Hotel Chicago on March 4-5, 2019. EBA has secured a block of sleeping rooms for attendees at the special rate of $199 king/queen suite. EBA's special block rate cut-off is ending February 22, 2019. Please use the following booking link to reserve a room or call 1-800-THE-OMNI and reference Energy Bar Association Midwest Chapter to take advantage of our special rate!
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Please consider supporting CFEBA when you renew your membership. This year CFEBA will largely focus on providing life-changing solar power for all the classrooms in 3 schools in Durissy, Haiti, helping a total of 427 students. Providing fans and lights will enable students to attend school at least an additional hour per day. Their entire class time will be improved because of the enhanced quality of lighting and the improvement of the climate within the classroom. With your support, we can improve lives worldwide with affordable and environmentally sustainable energy.
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|| EBA PROGRAMS AND UPCOMING EVENTS|
|Jan. 17, 2019
||YLC January Happy Hour
|Jan. 28-29, 2019
||NON EBA EVENT: 2019 Renewable Energy Law Conference
|Feb. 21-22, 2019
||2019 Western Chapter Annual Meeting
||San Francisco, CA
|March 4-5, 2019
||2019 EBA Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting
|May 6-7, 2019
||2019 EBA Annual Meeting & Conference
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