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Recommendations for the State Regulatory Practitioner Award
The EBA State Commission Practice Committee is currently seeking recommendations for the State Regulatory Practitioner Award. This prestigious award recognizes innovation and superior advocacy by members of the state utility regulatory bar. The award is consistent with the committee’s goal to be a resource to lawyers who focus their practice on state energy regulatory matters. The award will be presented at EBA’s Mid-Year Meeting & Conference on November 18-19 in Washington, DC. Prior recipients of the award include Ben Stone, James Van Nostrand, Sonny Popowsky, and Jeff Genzer. The most recent recipient of the award is Charles Gray, the Executive Director of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
Nominations must be submitted by October 19, 2015. For nominee requirements and submission details, please visit the page below.
Free Program on Oct. 22 – FERC Oil/Liquids Pipeline Policy Developments
Please join EBA for this free program at the FERC in Washington, DC on October 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The topics addressed at this workshop will include gathering systems and oil/liquids pipeline regulation, plant facility waivers, and recent developments related to temporary waivers of the tariff and filing requirements under the ICA. The deadline to register is October 19, 2015.
Moderators: Elizabeth Zembruski, John & Hengerer
Melvin Goldstein, Goldstein & Associates, P.C.
D. Kirk Morgan II, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Michelle Boudreaux, Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC
Derek Anderson, Office of General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
EBA Financial Trading Primer — Registration Now Open
The EBA is pleased to bring you this two-day educational program designed to teach energy lawyers the fundamentals of energy trading and market demand in the natural gas, oil, and electricity sectors. Join the EBA Houston Chapter on December 7 - 8, at the Law Offices of Bracewell & Giuliani, 711 Louisiana St, #2300, Houston, TX 77002. A Networking Reception will be held on Monday, December 7, immediately following the first day of programming and all are welcome to attend. Presenters will introduce participants to the purposes and benefits of trading, basic concepts in trading, the energy products that are commonly traded, and the markets in which they are traded. A discussion of how trades are documented, who the major trading platforms are, and how they operate will follow.
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CFEBA Kick-Off Reception – Register Today!
The Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association (CFEBA) will host a reception the evening of Wednesday, November 18 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in conjunction with the 2015 Mid-Year Meeting & Conference. Online registration is now open and separate registration is required. We recommend you register as early as possible to reserve your place.
Submit an article to FELJ
The Energy Law Journal welcomes articles and other materials on emerging issues and significant developments affecting the energy industries. 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. For more information on the submission process and a copy of the Journal’s Style Manual, visit www.felj.org/write-elj/submission-process.
House votes to lift crude oil export ban despite opposition from White House
The House of Representatives voted Oct. 9 to lift a 40-year ban on the export of crude oil, delivering on a top legislative priority for the oil industry and setting the stage for a new clash with the White House over energy.
Ambitious renewables bill signed into law in California
Gov. Jerry Brown Oct. 7 signed into law a bill requiring California to produce half its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, a goal he said was key to combating global climate change.
Supreme Court to host high-stakes duel over energy rule
Environment & Energy Publishing
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Oct. 14 over a federal rule requiring that electricity providers give financial incentives to customers who slash power use in times of high energy demand.
Europe's energy (dis)union
Energy is a foundation stone of the European Union — the bloc’s first iteration, after all, was the European Coal and Steel Community, but decades after the EU’s founding, a glaring exception to the bloc’s single market is energy.
Oct. 14 – ADR for Energy Disputes: Myths, Realities and a Look into the Future
New York, NY
Join the Energy Bar Association on October 14 at the JAMS New York office for a free program in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Eric Van Loon of JAMS, a nationally recognized expert in the resolution of complex energy matters, and a panel of Energy industry experts will provide an analysis and update on the latest uses of ADR within the energy industry, including the electric, oil & gas, coal and renewables sectors. A networking reception with cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres' will follow the program.
Oct. 14 – Shaping the Utility of the Future
New York, NY & Philadelphia, PA
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 be held on Wednesday, October 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at dual locations (below). Teleconference is available.
New York City: JAMS Office,620 Eight Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY
Philadelphia: Ballard Spahr, 1735 Market Street, 51st Floor, Philadelphia, PA.
Oct. 16 – Scaling Renewable Energy: A Perspective from Google
San Francisco, CA
Join us Friday, October 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for this program with speaker Sam Arons of Global Infrastructure at Google, Inc. For the past eight years, Sam has held a variety of roles at Google focused on sustainability and renewable energy. He has led a number of initiatives on the sustainability front, including calculating Google's global carbon footprint and designing a tool used to measure and analyze building energy consumption across Google's corporate real estate fleet. In addition, he has worked with various Google products, including implementing a feature in the Google Finance product to show companies' carbon scores. Teleconference is available.
Oct. 20 – Locational Marginal Prices – Foundations and Frontiers
The EBA Electricity Committee invites you to attend this EBA Energizer on October 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.
Oct. 22 – FERC Oil/Liquids Pipeline Policy Developments
The EBA brings you this informative program on Thursday, October 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the FERC, 888 First Street NW, Washington, DC. Given accelerated oil/liquids production in shale plays across the U.S., it is critical for companies to know whether their movements and facilities fall within FERC's jurisdiction under the ICA. The topics addressed at this workshop will include gathering systems and oil/liquids pipeline regulation, plant facility waivers, and recent developments related to temporary waivers of the tariff and filing requirements under the ICA. Teleconference is available.
Oct. 28 – Section 205/206 Fundamentals and Insights
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 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28 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. Teleconference is available.
Nov. 18 & 19 – EBA Mid-Year Meeting & Conference
Cutting edge issues across the energy spectrum will be explored at the Energy Bar Association’s two-day 2015 Mid-Year Meeting & Conference on November 18 – 19 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. Topics include: the cybersecurity challenges presented by the increasing dependence of the electric grid on telecommunications; developments concerning the Environmental Protection Agency, including the Clean Power Plan; reforms occurring in organized markets; and integrating diverse resources into the grid. To download the Program Brochure, go to: http://eba-net.org/2015-eba-mid-year-meeting-conference#Program Brochure
Nov. 18 – CFEBA Kick-Off Fundraising Reception
Washington, DC (In conjunction with the 2015 Mid-Year Meeting & Conference)
The Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association (CFEBA) will host a reception the evening of Wednesday, November 18 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in conjunction with the 2015 Mid-Year Meeting & Conference. Separate registration is required.
Dec. 7 & 8 – EBA Energy Primer: Financial Trading
Join the Energy Bar Association on December 7 – 8 for an educational program designed to teach energy lawyers the fundamentals of energy trading and market demand in the natural gas, oil, and electricity sectors. Presenters will introduce participants to the purposes and benefits of trading, basic concepts in trading, the energy products that are commonly traded, and the markets in which they are traded. A discussion of how trades are documented, who the major trading platforms are, and how they operate will follow.
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