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FERC Opens A New Phase In Fights Over Utility Returns On Equity
The Decision: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's ("FERC") Opinion No. 569 establishes new methodologies under Federal Power Act ("FPA") Section 206 for (i) determining whether existing...
United States
5 Dec 2019
Will FERC's New PURPA Regulations Have A Chilling Effect On Renewable Energy Development?
The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 was enacted during the height of the energy crisis and was intended to reduce the country's dependence on oil and natural gas.
United States
5 Nov 2019
FERC Announces Initiatives Regarding Income Tax Cost Recovery For Pipelines And Utilities
FERC will finalize its approach after receiving public comments, and subsequent proceedings are expected to last well into 2019.
United States
23 Mar 2018
D.C. Circuit Tells FERC To Try Again On Utility Rates Of Return
The D.C. Circuit vacated a landmark FERC order, requiring the Commission to provide a rational explanation of its policy for setting the rate of return on equity for electric utilities.
United States
20 Apr 2017
FERC, Facing Rare Loss Of Quorum, Delegates Additional Authority To Its Staff, But Uncertainties Remain
On February 3, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "Commission") issued an order delegating additional authority to FERC staff in the absence of a quorum.
United States
8 Feb 2017
D.C. Circuit Court Delays Schedule In Challenges To EPA's New Plant Standards And Clean Power Plan
The court further ordered that the case be heard en banc, rather than by a three-judge panel as originally scheduled.
United States
24 Aug 2016
Activist Investors' Group Issues Guide To Investors On Engagement With Electric Utility Sector Boards And Management Regarding Climate Change Risk
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change released the latest publication in a series of guides aimed at increasing investor activism at senior management levels regarding climate change.
United States
22 Aug 2016
Activist Investors' Group Issues Guide To Investors On Engagement With Electric Utility Sector Boards And Management Regarding Climate Change Risk
The report encourages investors to use data generated by CDP in developing questions and expectations for target utilities.
United States
3 Jun 2016
Japan's Cabinet recently approved a series of amendments (the "Amendments") to the Act on Special Measures Concerning the Procurement of Renewable Energy by Operators of Electric Utilities...
23 May 2016
Japan Expands Renewable Energy Program, Tightens Requirements For Renewable Energy Projects
This Commentary provides a summary of the Amendments, particularly as they affect current and future solar projects in Japan.
21 Apr 2016
DOE Task Force Issues Draft Voluntary Code Of Conduct
On January 12, 2015, the DOE and the Federal Smart Grid Task Force issued their final Voluntary Code of Conduct ("VCC"), which contains recommendations concerning privacy of data...
United States
6 Mar 2015
The Solar Energy Compensation Debate Continues In 2015
Historically, net energy metering ("NEM") was the rate structure pursuant to which such customers have been paid.
United States
17 Feb 2015
Third Announcement Of Tenders For Mexican Electric Energy And Gas Pipelines Projects By The Comisión Federal De Electricidad
On January 29, 2015, the Comisión Federal de Electricidad ("CFE"), the Mexican public utilities company, announced a tender process for new electric energy projects and natural gas transportation infrastructure.
16 Feb 2015
National Institute Of Standards And Technology Requests Public Comments On Smart Grid Interoperability Standards
The NIST issued a Federal Register notice seeking comments on the draft NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0.
United States
29 May 2014
U.S. Department Of Energy Issues Cybersecurity Guidance To Energy Sector And Technology Suppliers To Bolster Safety Of U.S. Power Grid
The U.S. Department of Energy issued guidance titled Cybersecurity Procurement Language for Energy Delivery Systems.
United States
29 May 2014
U.S. Department Of Energy Issues Research Call Related To Cybersecurity For Energy Delivery Systems Program
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability created cybersecurity solutions for energy delivery systems.
United States
29 May 2014
European Union Issues New Guidelines On State Aid For Environmental Protection And Energy
The European Commission adopted new Guidelines on State aid in the field of environmental protection and energy for 2014-2020.
European Union
23 Apr 2014
Renewable Energy And Carbon Markets
The Maine Public Utilities Commission has tabled its consideration of a term sheet submitted by Statoil North America proposing a Power Purchase Agreement to sell electricity produced by Statoil's proposed "Hywind Maine" deepwater offshore wind pilot project.
United States
20 Nov 2012
IRS Addresses Tax Treatment of REC Purchases From Homeowners
More than half the states have established "renewable portfolio standards" requiring a minimum percentage of the electricity delivered by retail public electric utility companies to come from renewable energy sources.
United States
15 Nov 2010
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Regulation Of Securities
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") has jurisdiction under the Federal Power Act ("FPA") over the issuance or assumption of securities by public utility companies subject to its jurisdiction.
United States
1 Dec 2009
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