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It is increasingly hard for the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue permits for energy infrastructure in a timely fashion, the agency said in its latest strategic plan, which set process improvements as one goal.
A major new climate report released by the United Nations on Sunday night concludes that a "rapid and far-reaching" transition in world energy use by 2030 is needed to stave off the worst effects of a 1.5-degree rise in the global temperature.
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Commercial and institutional customers can now buy more power from competitive retail providers, while regulators are set to explore further program expansion. California has put multiple major energy policies into law this year: SB 100 and its new 100 percent clean energy mandate, SB 700 and its extension of behind-the-meter energy storage incentives, and wildfire utility relief bill AB 901.
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Thursday upheld [opinion, PDF] New York’s Zero Emissions Credit (ZEC) program, which provides subsidies to specific nuclear power plants in New York for being greenhouse gas-emission free sources of energy.
By Gary Guy & David Martin Connelly
Logical Progression to FERC and Beyond
He believes that it was a logical and well-traversed “pathway” for him to come to FERC after Chairing the Pennsylvania PUC and serving as President NARUC and MACRUC. As Mr. Powelson sees it, “FERC has been blessed with Commissioners who have been grounded in state regulatory affairs,” both in terms of understanding markets in retail competition and those that are maintained through traditional regulation.
You do not want to miss the chance to connect with speakers, share ideas with colleagues, join important discussions and gain insight on the latest topics in the energy industry at this year’s EBA Mid-Year Energy Forum!
Make sure these special events that are scheduled in connection with the #EBA2018EnergyForum get on your calendar!
|Oct 29 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm:
||Regional Chapter Caucus
|Oct 29 - 12:00 pm -1:00 pm:
||New Member Meet Up
|Oct 29 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm:
||Hon. Chief Judge Curtis L. Wagner ALJ Reception
|Oct 30 - 7:30 am- 8:30 am:
||Women In Energy Breakfast
|Oct 30 - 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm:
||LGBT Power Meetup
|Oct 30 - 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
||Closing Reception and CFEBA Wine Pull
Closing Celebration Dinner with
Guest Presentation by Kevin J. McIntyre, Chairman, FERC
Join EBA's Northeast Chapter for an afternoon program in Washington, DC and New York City focused on recent efforts to launch offshore wind.
Hear from key decision-makers from the US Department of Interior’s Renewable’s Branch handling offshore leasing, the Connecticut Public Utility Regulatory Commission, NYSERDA and NYPA on New York’s new Offshore Wind Plan and from offshore wind project developers.
Share the value of EBA, by becoming an EBA Ambassador!
When EBA membership grows, we all benefit through access to an expanded network of industry professionals and a greater depth of member benefits.
For a limited time, new members who join the Energy Bar Association (EBA) will receive 14 months of membership for the price of 12 so let your colleagues know!
Download the printable Fall Membership Campaign membership application (PDF), fill in your name in the “I was referred to the Energy Bar Association by:” section, and distribute the application to your colleagues!
Your colleagues can also join EBA online and list your name as a referral. For more information on the EBA Ambassador Initiative, including recruiting tips: https://www.eba-net.org/membership/eba-ambassadors/
Harry M Barton, Entergy
Cassandra M Bosch
Steven G Boughton, George Washington University Law School
Vera Dygert, Tennessee Valley Authority
Gabriel Haddad Haddad, University of Houston
Carly L Kidner University of Tulsa
Ashlie Kuehn, Hesse Martone
James A. Lorenz, Texas A&M
Keith Masill, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Bobbi Maso, CURO
Talina R. Mathews, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Natalie Pedroza, Energy Law Journal
James Kurt Perry
Amanda Rome, Xcel Energy
Anna Elise Sherman
Erin Spears, CURO
EBA also extends congratulations to our EBA Ambassadors:
If you know someone who would benefit from membership with EBA, please invite them to join and share this link: https://www.eba-net.org/get-involved/joineba/
If you happen to be in Salt Lake City for the PURPA @40 Conference, taking place November 9th, you must join the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the EBA for a reception the evening before hosted by Parsons Behle & Latimer! RSVP online to reserve your spot!
Complete your mandatory CLE. Learn something new that could be invaluable to your clients. And do it on your own time, at your own pace.
EBA offers opportunities for members to access a library of professional development 24-7 through its On-Demand library, in partnership with WestLegalEd Center.
Visit EBA’s On-Demand Programs today!
Expand your practice. This two-day Primer provides an in-depth understanding about natural gas regulations. Learn critical legal milestones and concepts in regulation of natural gas from the following industry experts:
Learn more and register
- Janna Chesno, Cheniere Energy, Inc.
- David D'Alessandro, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
- Bryn Karaus, Van Ness Feldman LLP
- Katie Liberty, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) OGC
- Michael Diamond, Van Ness Feldman LLP
- Michael Goldenberg, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
- Richard Smead, RBN Energy LLC
- Jay Costan, Dentons
- Robert Fleishman, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
- Dan Frank, Eversheds Sutherland
At EBA’s Mid-Year Energy Forum dinner featuring FERC Chairman Kevin J. McIntyre on October 30th, the Charitable Foundation of EBA (CFEBA) will host a wine pull where you may select a mystery bottle of wine to enjoy with your dinner. To participate, you may purchase a $25 ticket or a $50 ticket to grab a bottle of red or white wine. Donations will support CFEBA’s charitable works. This will be your only opportunity to have wine with your dinner, so please support CFEBA while enjoying your meal.
Learn more about CFEBA's good works
The Energy Law Journal welcomes articles on emerging issues and significant developments affecting the energy industries. All manuscripts should deal with aspects of energy law or policy that are of interest to the legal profession and energy profession. Articles can be of varying length and should provide a full consideration of the issues and opposing viewpoints. The Journal welcomes articles and comments by members of the Association, as well as non-members.
Submissions should contain a synopsis, table of contents, and brief biographical statement about the author(s). Style and form of citations must be in conformity with the "Blue Book" and the Journal
’s Style Manual. All submissions should be sent electronically to Bob Fleishman, Editor-in-Chief, and please contact him at Robert.fleishman@ Kirkland.Com
or (202) 879-5040, if you have any questions about the timing of submissions or the ELJ
's editorial process. For more information on the submission process and a copy of the Journal
’s Style Manual visit https://www.eba-net.org/felj/write-for-elj/submission-process/
|| EBA PROGRAMS AND UPCOMING EVENTS|
|Oct. 15, 2018
|| Co-Sponsored Event: FERC Ratemaking for the Pipeline Industry
|Oct. 28, 2018
||EBA Book Club Presents: A Discussion of The Fracking Debate by Daniel Raimi
|Oct. 29-30, 2018
||2018 EBA Mid-Year Energy Forum
|Oct. 29, 2018
||2018 Administrative Law Judges Reception
|Nov. 8, 2018
||Purpa at 40 Networking Reception
||Salt Lake City, UT
|Nov. 16, 2018
||Offshore Wind Developments in the Northeast
||New York and DC
|Nov. 28-29, 2018
||EBA Primer Series: An Intro to Federal Regulation of the Natural Gas
||Kansas City, MO
For a full listing of EBA events, go to www.eba-net.org/events. Follow EBA on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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