On Dec. 3, 2013, a United States Supreme Court decision forced a Texas corporation to head to Virginia to litigate its construction contract with its Virginia subcontractor, even though all the work under the contract was performed in Texas.
Have you ever wondered what all those additional charges are on your electric bill? This month my bill lists a “Customer Charge,” a “2013 Fuel Adjustment” and a “State-Wide Low-Income Assistance Fee,” which add up to about $10, or $120 a year.
On March 4, President Obama released his annual budget request to Congress. The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 request includes many proposals from previous years, but it also includes some new ideas—including on energy taxes.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Rejects Preferential Rates and Capacity Rights for Committeed Shippers On Pre-Existing
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order on March 20, 2014, rejecting Colonial Pipeline Company’s (Colonial) petition for a declaratory order (PDO) that, for the first time ever, would have allowed an interstate oil pipeline to grant preferential rates and capacity rights to shippers making volume commitments through an open season process conducted outside the context of a pipeline project.
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) released a draft guideline last week outlining a proposed process to grant Assurances of Qualification to solar generation facilities seeking to participate in the Solar Carve-Out II program.
On January 26, 2014, the Washington Times published an article regarding the growing number of oil rail accidents that have occurred throughout North America in recent years.
At the first day of Ontario’s 5th Feed-in-Tariff and Renewable Energy Forum on March 17th, 2014, Shawn Cronkwright, the Ontario Power Authority’s director of renewables procurement, presented capacity targets for large renewables by technology for the years 2014 and 2015.
The strongly worded opinion in Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Case Number B245131)(CBD v. CDFW) by the Court of Appeal of California, Second Appellate District has confirmed that analyzing a project’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) via a threshold-of-significance derived from California’s GHG emissions reduction goals is appropriate.
Because the grid is so critical to all aspects of our society and economy, protecting its reliability and resilience is a core responsibility of everyone who works in the electric industry.
“Don’t mess with Texas.” Apparently the slogan even applies to liquidated damages clauses.