Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup – Developments in New York, Minnesota and Pennsylvania

By | Fracking Insider | January 7, 2014
Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup – Developments in New York, Minnesota and Pennsylvania

Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 30 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Minnesota, New York, and Pennsylvania. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on state regulatory activity. If you have any questions on any of these summaries, please do not hesitate to ask.

The CFTC and FERC Agree to Disagree On the Reach of Each Agency’s Jurisdiction to Police Energy Markets

The CFTC and FERC Agree to Disagree On the Reach of Each Agency’s Jurisdiction to Police Energy Markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have entered into a long-overdue, congressionally mandated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish procedures to resolve conflicts between the agencies over their respective overlapping jurisdictions to police, respectively, physical energy markets (i.e., contracts for physical delivery) and financial energy markets (i.e., futures, swaps, and derivative contracts).

SolarWorld Files New Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Cases Against China and Taiwan Solar Cells

By | Renewable Energy Outlook | January 3, 2014

On December 31, 2013, SolarWorld Industries America Inc. petitioned the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission to begin antidumping investigations against the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan and a countervailing duty investigation against the People’s Republic of China, relating to crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (“solar cells”).