2015 has been a hard time for anyone in the oil and gas industry, the legal side of the industry included.
In the past few months, we have seen some decisions regarding Property Assessed Clean Energy Loans (PACE loans) that may open the doors for additional states, counties, and local municipalities to authorize, create, and fund PACE loans within their jurisdictions.
FERC Proposes Rule That Would Require Wind Generators to Provide Reactive Power As a Condition of Interconnection
In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued on November 19, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the “Commission”) proposed to eliminate the exemption currently available to wind generators from the requirement to provide reactive power.
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On November 22, 2015, Alberta released its long-awaited Climate Leadership Plan (Climate Plan).
I moderated a panel at MDV-SEIA’s Solar Focus event to discuss what is arguably the hottest, most impactful topic in the solar space today – the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), and specifically, its scheduled step-down at the end of calendar year 2016.
A district court judge in the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently vacated a bankruptcy court’s decision allowing rejection of an oil and gas lease under section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Last week, a federal jury in Mobile, Alabama, convicted a Norwegian-based shipping company of one count of conspiracy, three counts of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (“APPS”), three counts of obstruction of justice and one count of witness tampering.
Crude-by-Rail Update: Siting a Crude Oil Transloading Terminal in California? Developers Should Seek Old Industrial Sites and Proactively Embrace the Environmental Impact Review Process
Proposed crude-by-rail (CBR) projects in California increasingly face opposition lawsuits designed to stall and derail the terminals.