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|Appeals Court Upholds FERC's ROE Approach|
Michael D. Hornstein; Day Pitney LLP;
May 20, 2013, previously published on May 17, 2013On May 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected Southern California Edison's challenge to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's or Commission's) setting the company's base return on equity (ROE) for three transmission projects using the median, rather...
|States Square Off Over Potential Federal Regulation of Methane Emissions From Oil and Gas Operations|
Greg A. Christianson, Tom Gede, Clara Maria Poffenberger, Rick R. Rothman, Julia E. Stein; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
May 20, 2013, previously published on May 14, 2013On May 2, 2013, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, joined by 12 other state Attorneys General, cautioned the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) from engaging in negotiations with seven Northeastern states over potential federal regulation of methane emissions...
|Changes to First Nations Consultation in Alberta|
Wally Braul, Kelly D. Bray, David J. Macaulay, Shawn M. Munro, Cassia J. Prentice; Bennett Jones LLP;
May 17, 2013, previously published on May 2013On April 2, 2013, Alberta released a draft of The Government of Alberta’s Policy on Consultation with First Nations on Land and Natural Resource Management, 2013 (the “Draft Policy”). The Government’s deadline for comments on the Draft Policy is May 17, 2013.
|Québec’s New 800 MW Wind Power Procurement|
Daniel Bénay, Louis-Nicolas Boulanger, Marc Dorion, Mathieu LeBlanc; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 17, 2013, previously published on May 10, 2013On May 10, 2013, the Premier of Québec, Pauline Marois, together with the Minister of Natural Resources, Martine Ouellet, the Minister for Regions and Minister responsible for the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, Gaétan Lelièvre, and the Minister for Tourism...
|FERC Denies Merchant Transmission Provider’s Contract Complaint|
Peter S. Glaser, Kevin C. Greene, Daniel L. Larcamp, Clifford S. Sikora, Lara L. Skidmore; Troutman Sanders LLP;
May 16, 2013, previously published on May 13, 2013On May 8, 2013, FERC denied Linden VFT, LLC’s (“Linden”) complaint against two power marketers, Brookfield Energy Marketing, L.P. (“Brookfield”) and Cargill Power Markets, LLC (“Cargill”), for failure to pay pass-through charges related to PJM...
|Power Plant Project Suspended After California Public Utilities Commission Ruling|
Sophie A. Akins; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
May 15, 2013, previously published on May 10, 2013In a ruling that highlights how California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decisions can have broad impacts on proposed power projects, the CPUC recently denied San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) the authority to enter into a power purchase tolling agreement for the Quail Brush Energy...
|California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Regulation Impacts Class 7 And 8 Tractors and Trailers Leased By Canadian Lessors - Action May Be Required|
Jonathan Fleisher, Jenny Reed; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
May 13, 2013, previously published on May 9, 2013As our readers know, Cassels Brock is an active participant in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (“ELFA”) and an annual attendee of its legal forum. At the most recent forum, Bonnie Michael of Volvo Financial Services USA gave a presentation on the California Heavy-Duty...
|Shale Gas: The UK Announces Tax Incentives|
Michael Hutchinson; Mayer Brown International LLP;
May 13, 2013, previously published on May 9, 2013On 8 October 2012, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced that the British Government will soon be consulting on “a generous new tax regime for shale so that Britain is not left behind as gas prices tumble on the other side of the Atlantic.”
|Clean Energy Takes Center Stage in Obama’s 2013-2014 Proposed Budget|
Michael L. Faltischek, Stanley B. Klimberg; Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.;
May 10, 2013, previously published on May 2013A glimpse at President Obama’s recently released 2013-2014 federal budget proposal reveals major steps in funding for energy projects. A sizeable $28.4 billion allocation has been set aside for The Department of Energy discretionary fund, up 8% from last year’s level of funding. This...
|Details of Myanmar’s New Foreign Investment Law|
Iain G. O. Melville; Mayer Brown JSM (Thailand) Limited;
May 10, 2013, previously published on May 9, 2013We have now had sight of an unofficial translation of the long-awaited new Foreign Investment Law, signed into law by President Thein Sein on 2 November 2012.