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Greenberg Traurig’s Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice brings together a multidisciplinary team of professionals from across the firm to assist clients with a broad range of national and international project finance and infrastructure development opportunities. The Global Energy & Infrastructure team advises energy companies, utilities, project developers, investors, regulators, government entities and other industry participants on key issues and challenges affecting their businesses.


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As a full-service international firm with offices across the nation and around the globe, Greenberg Traurig is well positioned to offer clients integrated legal representation in areas such as:

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Project & Infrastructure Finance
  • Public Infrastructure
  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

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  Getting Granular: FERC Enforcement's Focus on Specific Trading Patterns, Houston, Texas, June 25, 2015
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FERC Clarifies Prohibition on Buy/Sell Arrangements
Gus Howard,Gregory K. Lawrence,Howard L. Nelson, October 28, 2015
At the request of Rice Energy Marketing LLC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), on Oct. 15, 2015, issued a Declaratory Order that clarified the extent to which releases of capacity to asset managers are exempt from FERC’s prohibition on buy/sell transactions. As clarified, the...

FERC ALJ Initial Decision Finds Manipulation in BP America, Inc., et al.
Gregory K. Lawrence, August 20, 2015
On May 15, 2014, FERC set a hearing to address whether BP violated FERC’s anti-manipulation rules and Section 4A of the NGA and to make certain factual findings regarding the application of the FERC’s Penalties Guidelines.1

FERC Assesses Penalties for Alleged No-Risk UTC Trading Against City Power and Its Founder
Francesca Ciliberti-Ayres,Gregory K. Lawrence, August 05, 2015
Earlier this month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an Order Assessing Civil Penalties against City Power Marketing, LLC (City Power) and its founder and sole owner, K. Stephen Tsingas[1] (collectively, Respondents) for violating section 222 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) and...

Performance Enhancement: FERC Approves Significant Restructuring of PJM’s Capacity Market
Francesca Ciliberti-Ayres,Gregory K. Lawrence, June 26, 2015
On June 9, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) conditionally approved significant reforms to PJM’s capacity market, implementing the Capacity Performance Resource product, with PJM’s compliance filing due within 30 days.1 FERC found such reforms were necessary to...

Industry and States Legally Challenge Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations
Laura E. Jones,Robert S. Thompson, June 16, 2015
States and industry organizations are seeking to invalidate a recent hydraulic fracturing rule promulgated by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (the Rule).1 The Rule will go into effect on June 24, 2015, and litigation has been filed by states and industry organizations to halt implementation of...

May 2015 Brings a Crop of FERC ‘Loophole’ Manipulation Civil Penalty Assessments
Francesca Ciliberti-Ayres,Gregory K. Lawrence, June 16, 2015
In May, two “loophole” penalty orders were issued regarding recent fraud and manipulation investigations conducted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Enforcement (OE), which are discussed below. What will June bring? To start, on June 3, the House of...

Environmental Appeals Board Issues Major TSCA 8(e) Decision
Christopher L. Bell, March 26, 2015
On March 13, EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board’s issued its long-awaited decision in the Elementis TSCA 8(e) case, reversing the ALJ’s decision imposing a multi-million dollar penalty on Elementis. In Re Elementis Chromium, Inc., TSCA Appeal No. 13-03 (March 13, 2015).

Federal Court Holds Land Deposition of Air Emissions Can Constitute “Disposal” of “Solid Waste”
Christopher L. Bell, March 26, 2015
A federal district court ruled on March 10 that citizens may bring a RCRA imminent and substantial endangerment case based on the ground deposition of material emitted from a facility’s smoke stacks. The Little Hocking Water Assoc., Inc. v. E.I. du Pont Nemours & Co., 2015 BL 64422, S.D....

Actis Unveils $1.9 Billion Pan-African Renewable Energy Joint Venture
Jillian C. Kirn, March 13, 2015
On Feb. 17, U.K. private equity firm Actis announced a $1.9 billion joint venture with energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power to build a series of wind and solar projects throughout Africa over the next three years. The joint-venture company, named Lekela Power, plans to produce between 700...

New York Clears the Way for Permitting LNG-Refueling Stations
Robert M. Rosenthal,Steven C. Russo, March 13, 2015
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced on January 28, 2015 that it has finalized a new regulatory regime to allow the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling stations in all parts of the State except for New York City. Under the agency’s...

Valuation of Distributed Solar
Jillian C. Kirn, March 03, 2015
Powering your home with clean energy generated from the solar panels on your roof and selling the excess energy to the utility are appealing prospects to those attuned to environmental, energy efficiency, and self-sufficiency considerations. It is not hard to see why solar distributed generation...

Denton, Texas Bans Fracking - What's Next?
Patricia M. Rosendahl, February 17, 2015
Bans on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have arisen in a variety of places over recent months. Voters in Mendocino County and San Benito County, California, and Athens, Ohio, separately approved bans on fracking in the November elections. The New York State Governor and his Commissioners of Health...

Pennsylvania Environmental Rights Amendment: Back to Payne v. Kassab?
David G. Mandelbaum, February 17, 2015
We have a new opinion today under the Environmental Rights Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution. Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation v. Commonwealth, No. 228 M.D. 2012 (Pa. Commw. Ct. Jan. 7, 2015). Maybe the state constitution mandates some sort of environmental impact study before...

The Debate Over Florida’s First Commercial Waste-to-Energy Incinerator in 2 Decades
Kerri L. Barsh, February 17, 2015
Palm Beach County will soon commence operations of the nation’s first commercial waste-to-energy trash incinerator in 20 years. The $670 million incinerator, located immediately north of the Solid Waste Authority’s existing facility on Jog Road, will combust approximately 3,000 tons of...

Time is Running Out for Large Scale Solar Projects
Andrew W. Scher, February 17, 2015
Time may be running out for large scale photovoltaic and other solar electric generating projects due to a looming statutory reduction in the federal investment tax for such projects (the ITC). The ITC is the primary federal tax subsidiary for solar electric generating projects. For solar electric...

New EU Sanctions Target Crimea and Sevastopol
Sanne Mulder,Erik de Bie, February 16, 2015
The European Union (EU) adopted new sanctions Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, relating to the conflict situation in Ukraine. The sanctions specifically target Crimea and Sevastopol. The new measures confirm, once again that the EU does not recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, which...