The 5th Circuit Issues Order Leaving Intact Its Judicial Stay On the EPA Regional Haze Rule

By | E2 Law Blog | March 24, 2017
On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit continued its stay of EPA’s Regional Haze Rule. Texas et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 16-60118 (Mar. 22, 2017). The EPA rule would have required power plants in Texas and Oklahoma to install costly and potentially unnecessary upgrades to their generators.  View Full Post
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Dissecting DOE’s Recent Quadrennial Energy Review

By | Emerging Energy Insights | March 24, 2017
In a four-part series recently published in Law360, Husch Blackwell’s energy regulatory group analyzed the significant aspects of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) most recent installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). The first article focused on the QER’s discussion of the critical role that the nation’s electricity industry plays in supporting the country’s economy and national security.   View Full Post
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Illinois Announces NextGrid

By | Smart Grid Legal News | March 24, 2017
This week, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC or Commission) launched NextGrid, an initiative to explore the utility of the future. It will be an 18-month statewide collaborative aimed at transforming Illinois’ energy landscape and economy. The study will focus on finding new technologies, utility business models and regulatory strategies to transform the state’s grid into a more flexible and efficient resource. View Full Post
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James D. “Doug” Rhorer Recognized As a Leader in Law by New Orleans CityBusiness

By | Drill Deeper | March 24, 2017
Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC is pleased to announce that James D. “Doug” Rhorer has been recognized as a member of the “Leadership in Law Class of 2017” by New Orleans CityBusiness. Doug practices in the areas of oil and gas law, construction law and general commercial litigation.  View Full Post
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Upcoming Event: E2’s Why Clean Energy Will Win: Technologies That Can Change the World (March 29)

Join us in our Boston office on March 29 at noon for a business luncheon hosted by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) entitled, “Why Clean Energy Will Win: Technologies That Can Change The World.” Panelists, noted below, will discuss their thoughts on the future of clean energy as well as provide information about their companies and technologies. View Full Post
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Energy Update from the Sunshine State – Florida

By | Energy Law Today | March 22, 2017
Energy Update from the Sunshine State While working from Fox’s Miami office this week, I thought I would give you an energy update from the Sunshine State. As I previously mentioned in a post I wrote while I was working from Fox’s Los Angeles office, which can be found here, it is easy to be isolated in the Rocky Mountain region and to keep our focus on the energy sector in our neighboring states. View Full Post
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Recycling Infrastructure Assets to Spur Infrastructure Investment

By | Tax Equity Times | March 22, 2017
The Trump Administration has the admirable goal of encouraging infrastructure investment.  One policy it may want to consider is promoting the recycling of existing municipal infrastructure assets.  This policy was developed in Australia and has been successful there. Recycling infrastructure assets does not refer to re-using concrete blocks.  View Full Post
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