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|FERC Approves Cameron LNG Pre-Filing Request for Expansion|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015FERC has issued an order approving Cameron LNG’s request to initiate the pre-filing environmental review process for a proposed Expansion Project comprised of two additional liquefaction trains (Trains 4 and 5) and a fifth LNG tank to be located at the Cameron LNG terminal near Hackberry, La....
|Mexico Energy Law - Round 1 Update|
Derek José Anchondo; Adams and Reese LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015According to the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (e.g., the National Hydrocarbons Commission; “CNH”), as of Thursday, January 28th, 2015, twenty-three (23) companies have requested access to the data rooms from CNH in preparation for Mexico’s Licensing Round 1 shallow...
|South Africa Energy Update: The Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill|
Noor Kapdi; Dentons Canada LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on December 2014 The South African government has indicated that it intends to move away from bilateral investment treaties (BITs), and to protect foreign investors by means of national legislation instead. In line with this, the government has terminated a number of BITs (including those with Germany, Belgium,...
|Mexico’s Energy Reforms - Round 1 Update: More Participating Companies|
Derek José Anchondo; Adams and Reese LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015As an additional update to the bulletin published on 2 February 2015, we are sending this follow up regarding additional companies participating in Mexico’s Licensing Round 1 shallow water oil and gas tender.
|Creation of the Société du Plan Nord|
Daniel Bénay, Mathieu LeBlanc; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014On December 5, 2014, the Québec National Assembly assented An Act respecting the Société du Plan Nord. The long-awaited Bill provides for the creation, organization and governance of the Société du Plan Nord whose mission will be to contribute, together with...
|British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board Reduces Redundancy in Appeal Proceedings|
Paul R. Cassidy, Monika A. Sawicka; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014On December 4, 2014, the British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued reasons in a preliminary hearing relating to an appeal against Rio Tinto Alcan Inc.’s (“Rio Tinto”) amended multi-media permit (the “Permit”) for its Kitimat...
|B.C. Government Approves Site C Clean Energy Project|
Sven Milelli, Morgan Troke; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014On December 16, 2014, the B.C. government approved BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C), concluding that the 1,100-megawatt hydroelectric project represents the province’s most affordable and reliable long-term source of clean power, saving ratepayers an average of $650 to...
|Council on Environmental Quality Releases Two NEPA Guidance Documents|
Hadassah M. Reimer, Sandra Ann Snodgrass; Holland & Hart LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015Late last month, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released two important guidance documents related to the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). One was revised draft guidance regarding the consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and...
|Valuation of Distributed Solar|
Jillian C. Bunyan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014Powering 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...
|Top Ten Issues For Developers and Lenders Under the Ontario Power Authority Large Renewable Procurement I Contract|
James Klein, Zachary Masoud, Seán O'Neill, Omar Soliman, Michael Weizman; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on December 13, 2014Following our recent blog posting on the release of the Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) Draft LRP I RFP, LRP I Contract and draft Prescribed Forms released on November 17, 2014 here, we continue the tradition of year-end lists to bring our top ten issues under the draft LRP I Contract...