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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In a decision issued last week, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted summary judgment in favor of Winding Creek Solar LLC ("Winding Creek").
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In 1975, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") adopted the Fuel Economy Guide (the "Guide") to provide guidance on how to avoid making unfair and deceptive fuel economy claims in automobile advertising.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 16, 2017, twelve New England electricity consumers ("Plaintiffs") filed a class action lawsuit in in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts against two large New England energy companies...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On December 7, 2017, Kevin McIntyre was sworn in as FERC Chairman.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On December 6, 2017, FERC denied requests for rehearing of its prior order ("February Order") authorizing Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company ("Transco") to build and operate its Atlantic Sunrise Project.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On December 5, 2017, FERC approved a trio of proposed revisions to the Open Access Transmission, Energy, and Operating Reserve Markets Tariff ("Tariff") ...
Foley Hoag LLP
I've noted numerous times that the NSR program is incomprehensible gibberish.
Holland & Knight
The U.S. Senate passed its version of a bill to overhaul the U.S. tax code on Dec. 2, 2017, and is now working with the House of Representatives to reconcile its bill with the House's version...
Novack and Macey LLP
In a ruling handed down on September 21, 2017 the Illinois Supreme Court (Court) affirmed the Illinois Appellate Court's decision to deny Rock Island Clean Line, LLC (Rock Island) ...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On November 29, 2017, Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced H.R. 4476, the PURPA Modernization Act of 2017 (the "Act") ...
Troutman Sanders LLP
Oil and gas pipeline technical advisory committee meetings will be held on December 13-15 in Washington, D.C. The agenda covers updates on PHMSA pipeline safety programs and policy issues.
McDermott Will & Emery
On December 2, 2017, the Senate approved its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
The Brattle Group, Inc.
Brattle Principal William Zarakas has authored an article published in the December 2017 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightlythat discusses how the current menu of performance based regulation mechanisms may need to be modified ...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 29, 2017, Richard Glick was sworn in as the latest FERC Commissioner. Following his nomination for the position by President Trump in August, Commissioner Glick was confirmed by the Senate on November 2, 2017 (see November 7, 2017 edition of the WER).
Morgan Lewis
The DC Circuit has found that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adequately and reasonably explained its decision to adopt the index formula that governs pipeline rates for the 2016 to 2021 period.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On December 1, 2017, FERC concluded that it has exclusive jurisdiction over the participation of energy efficiency resources ("EERs") in wholesale electricity markets.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 28, 2017, FERC accepted in part and rejected in part the California Independent System Operator Corporation's ("CAISO") two sets of tariff revisions concerning natural gas system ...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 17, 2017, FERC conditionally accepted a proposal filed by the PJM Interconnection, LLC ("PJM") to establish pseudo-tie requirements for new external resources ...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 30, 2017, FERC upheld its denial of Rover Pipeline, LLC's ("Rover") request for a blanket construction certificate—which would have allowed Rover to perform certain routine ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will not issue a final rule for the Obama-era's proposed regulations for financial responsibility requirements for certain hardrock mining ...
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Troutman Sanders LLP
In response to questions from lawmakers on whether federal law adequately provides for the prosecution of "criminal activity against infrastructure," the Department of Justice ...
Novack and Macey LLP
In a ruling handed down on September 21, 2017 the Illinois Supreme Court (Court) affirmed the Illinois Appellate Court's decision to deny Rock Island Clean Line, LLC (Rock Island) ...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
What is at issue in Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene's Energy Group LLC? The constitutionality of inter partes review proceedings.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 7, 2017, FERC approved a settlement between FERC's Office of Enforcement and Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays"), Daniel Brin, Scott Connelly, and Karen Levine ...
Bowditch & Dewey
This claim was brought in 2011 against both Princeton and the taxing municipality and alleged that Princeton's distribution of "tens of millions of dollars in profit" in patent royalties to faculty...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The Supreme Court of the United States announced on Friday, December 1 that it would hear an Arizona utility's appeal of a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision ruling that a rooftop solar ...
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
On November 9, 2017, the Senate Republicans released their version of the sweeping tax reform plan. Although the Senate Plan has many proposals that are similar to those in the House Bill...
Foley Hoag LLP
Whether the Clean Water Act regulates discharges to groundwater has been a topic of significant debate. At this point, there seems to be something of a trend in the cases ...
The Brattle Group, Inc.
Brattle Principals Metin Celebi, Marc Chupka, Dean Murphy, Sam Newell, and Ira Shavel recently co-authored an article that analyzes the decline in coal-generated electricity in North America...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 1, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ("D.C. Circuit")...
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