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|| EBA UPCOMING PROGRAMS: 2018 EVENTS|
|March 8, 2018
||2018 Southern Chapter Spring Conference
||Richmond, VA; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA
|March 12-13, 2018
||2018 Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting
|March 14, 2018
||Non-EBA Event, WCEE's 37th Annual Woman of the Year Reception and Dinner Gala
|March 21, 2018
||EBA Energizer: Efforts in the Northeast to Better Integrate Wholesale Markets & Public Policy
|March 22, 2018
||EBA Young Lawyers Council Happy Hour
|March 28, 2018
||EBA Energizer: Reliability Challenges and Solutions
|April 5, 2018
||EBA Energizer: Emerging Topics in Oil Pipeline Regulation
||Houston, TX and Washington, DC
|April 11, 2018
||2018 Enforcers and Defenders Forum
|May 6, 2018
||EBA Book Club Selection for Spring 2018
|May 7-8, 2018
||2018 EBA Annual Meeting & Conference
|May 7, 2018
||2018 CFEBA Annual Gala
|June 13-14, 2018
||2018 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting
||New York, NY
|Oct. 29-30, 2018
||2018 EBA Mid-Year Energy Forum
For a full listing of EBA events, go to www.eba-net.org/calendar. Follow EBA on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Energy companies warn about effect of steel tariff on US industry
America's oil and gas industry is raising concerns over President Trump's announcement March 1 that the U.S. will place tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, warning such a move will create unnecessary burdens on industries that utilize pipelines.
FERC finds no evidence of gas withholding in New England
No evidence exists that New England local gas distribution companies engaged in practices to withhold natural gas pipeline capacity on the Algonquin system to drive up gas or power prices in the region, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff revealed.
German court rules cities can ban vehicles to tackle air pollution
The New York Times
Germany’s highest administrative court ruled on Feb. 27 that vehicles can be banned from some city streets as part of efforts to improve air quality in urban areas, a decision that could have far-reaching consequences for the country’s automakers and the diesel technology they promoted for decades. Other European countries have taken measures to reduce the number of diesel-powered cars, but the technology is almost synonymous with Germany, where there are 15 million diesel cars on the streets and where automakers bet their futures on technology they billed as environmentally friendly, even as they rigged software in their cars to pass stringent emissions tests.
UK running out of gas, warns National Grid
National Grid has warned that the UK would not have enough gas to meet public demand on March 1, as temperatures plummeted and imports were affected by outages. But the government said households would not notice disruptions to their supply or any increase in energy bills because suppliers, including British Gas, bought energy further ahead. The energy minister Claire Perry said people should cook and use their heating as they would normally.
Better Late Than Never! Southern Chapter Spring Meeting Tomorrow
In you are free tomorrow, fit in some online CLE by registering for Energy Perspectives in the Southern States. Locals can attend in person at the offices of Hunton & Williams in Atlanta and Richmond! State Commissioners from Florida, Georgia and North Carolina will share insights and topics of importance from the regulatory perspective of their respective states and industry experts will discuss PURPA in-depth. Learn more.
Death of DOE's NOPR, Grid Resiliency on Midwest Slate Next Week
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) on grid resiliency pricing and its rejection by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has been the center of attention for the energy regulatory community recently. What happens next will be the subject of discussion at the 2018 Midwest Chapter’s Annual Meeting next week on March 12-13, 2018 at the Omni Chicago Hotel in Chicago. The conference will include one day of CLE programming and networking opportunities such as pre-conference hosted cocktail reception. Learn more and register.
FERC Counsel Urges Decisive Action When Advocating Before Commission
"Approach the weaknesses of your case head-on and get right to the point," was the pointed and direct advice from FERC General Counsel James Danly to a gathering of high-powered attorneys at an EBA Energizer last week. Danly encouraged firms to take advantage of pre-filing opportunities to make their positions known. Danly also reflected on his role at the Commission to help it achieve its current priorities. Pictured to the right is Danly during his presentation and with Jonathan Schneider of Stinson, Leonard, Street who hosted the event.
FERC Chairman McIntyre to Keynote 2018 Annual Meeting
EBA has announced that newly appointed FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre will be the featured keynote speaker at its upcoming Annual Meeting & Conference on May 7th and 8th at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.
Registration is now open and we also encourage you to take advantage of the Early Bird discount which ends April 13th. If you want to stay on top of the key issues and trends impacting the energy industry and if you want to meet and develop relationships with key insiders impacting energy law, then you need to be here. Early Bird savings helps you do that.
The 2018 Annual Meeting highlights include:
EBA has reserved a room block at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel. Make reservations while they last, build relationships that will last a lifetime, and join us for this great event.
- 13 policy discussions and panels including on the new tax law, the Clean Water Act and a CEO panel on oil and gas sector prospects
- 10-15 hours of MCLE credit, and an additional 1.5 hours of ethics credit
- The Charitable Foundation of EBA Gala on May 7 to help Puerto Rico restore its electrical grid
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An annual sponsorship provides discounts and ensures your firm’s visibility throughout the year with tickets to the most desirable events. You make one decision, write one check and enjoy sponsorship visibility all year long.
Click here for a chart featuring annual packages offered by EBA. To see more details about marketing opportunities we provide, visit EBA 2018 Business Opportunities Brochure.
Interested in Meeting the Next Rising Class of Influential Energy Lawyers?
Join EBA's Young Lawyers Council (YLC) for its monthly happy hour on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Penn Commons, 700 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC, from 5:30-7:30pm. YLC attendees are encouraged to bring non-member colleagues to introduce them to EBA and YLC's happy hours. Learn more.
Efforts in the Northeast to Better Integrate Wholesale Markets & Public Policy, March 21
Join the EBA Northeast Chapter on March 21 at the Day Pitney offices in Hartford, CT or by WebEx for an EBA Energizer titled, "Efforts in the Northeast to Better Integrate Wholesale Markets & Public Policy." ISO New England’s Chief Economist, Matthew White will discuss ISO-NE’s proposed “Competitive Auctions with Sponsored Policy Resources” (CASPR) design and more. A light reception will immediately follow, thanks to Day Pitney LLP. More info here.
Registration Now Open for EBA Energizer: Reliability Challenges and Solutions, March 28
Hear leading experts on grid reliability speak about the challenges encountered in Europe and how the U.S. plans to deal with those challenges in its quest to integrate increasing amounts of clean—but intermittent—renewable generation into the grid. This event will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC on March 28. Learn more and register.
EBA Energizer: Emerging Topics in Oil Pipeline Regulation, Registration Now Open, April 5
A panel of experts will gather to discuss emerging topics in oil pipeline regulation, including the changing industry structure, a recent landmark FERC order, and the impact of recent federal tax changes. This event will be held in Houston and Washington, DC with remote participation available on April 5. Learn more and register.
Registration is Open for 2018 Enforcers and Defenders Forum, April 11
FERC's enforcement litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution and current trends in enforcement will be the subjects of discussion at the 2018 Defenders and Enforcers Forum at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC on April 11, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. This annual event is designed for U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) staff and private practitioners. CLE credit will be requested for this session. The forum will conclude with a networking cocktail reception. Register now.
Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting to be in New York City, June 13-14
The 2018 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting will be held at the New York City offices of DLA Piper on June 13-14, 2018. Save the date. Learn more.
New on EBA's On-Demand: The Clean Power Plan: What Lies Beyond?
EBA's Environmental Regulation Committee presents an all-star panel will discuss the Clean Power Plan (CPP), including the proposed CPP repeal, the potential replacement options, the role of states and NGOs in the CPP debate, and how the outcome of the CPP proceedings might affect. Replay the discussion via EBA’s On-Demand Programs.
Look for other recent EBA events on EBA’s On-Demand Programs.
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Current Listings on EBA's Job Bank
If your firm/organization is trying to fill an open position, consider posting it on our Job Bank. Job postings will be posted for 60 days, unless the employer requests that the job listing be removed or extended.
To post a position, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the posting attached (word format or pdf).
Stoel Rives LLP (Real Estate Energy Lawyer) posted 3.5.2018
Vermont Law School Institute for Energy and the Environment (Clinical Assistant Professor) posted 2.23.2018
Thompson Coburn LLP (Energy Associate) posted 2.14.2018
McGuireWoods (Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy & Private Equity Transactions Associate) posted 2.12.2018
Bonneville Power Administration (Rate Case Hearing Officer) posted 2.9.2018
Variant Partners (General Counsel) posted 2.8.2018
National Fuel (Attorney) posted 2.6.2018
Stinson Leonard Street LLP (Associate) posted 2.5.2018
Variant Partners (Senior Transactional Attorney) posted 2.1.2018
View more job postings at EBA’s Job Bank.
If you are looking for a new position, visit the EBA Job Bank. If your firm/organization is trying to fill an open position, consider posting it on our Job Bank. Job listings are posted at no cost! Job listings will be posted for 60 days, unless the employer requests that the job listing be removed or extended. To post a position, please send an email to email@example.com with the posting attached (word format or pdf).
Welcome to New EBA Members and Congratulations to EBA Ambassadors
EBA wants to extend a warm welcome to new members who joined in February:
EBA also extends congratulations to its EBA Ambassadors for February:
- Brandon Brunet, Obi Ihekweazu, Calvin McKnight, Larysa Polunin, Megan M. Rollag and James Stinson in the Houston Chapter;
- Paul Ackerman, Justin Ackley, Emily Bieniek, Andrew Callahan, Edward Damico, Kristy Dinnegan, Elizabeth Ellington, Haley Franco, Alana Goycochea, Ken McCracken, Kristin McKeown, Corina Olteanu and Erik Slobe in the Northeast Chapter;
- Joshua Burns and Randy Mehrberg in the Midwest Chapter;
- Michael Rosselli in the Southern Chapter; and
- Adam Borison, Mike Hall, Chen Lu, Lawrence Luong, Nathaniel Malcolm and Robert Taylor in the Western Chapter.
- Michael Dworkin, Jessica Friedman, Damase Hebert, Sean Jamieson, Judith Kim, Diane Neal, Delia Patterson, Steven Pincus, Harvey Reiter, Amy Stein and Andrea Weinstein.
Enhance Your Industry Reputation by Writing for the Energy Law Journal
The Energy Law Journal welcomes articles on emerging issues and significant developments affecting the energy industries. All manuscripts should deal with aspects of energy law or policy that are of interest to the legal profession and energy profession. Articles can be of varying length and should provide a full consideration of the issues and opposing viewpoints. The Journal welcomes articles and comments by members of the Association, as well as non-members. Submissions should contain a synopsis, table of contents, and brief biographical statement about the author(s). Style and form of citations must be in conformity with the "Blue Book" and the Journal’s Style Manual. All submissions should be sent electronically to Bob Fleishman, Editor-in-Chief, and please contact him at RFleishman@mofo.com or (202) 887-8768, if you have any questions about the timing of submissions or the ELJ's editorial process. For more information on the submission process and a copy of the Journal’s Style Manual visit www.felj.org/write-elj.
Since 1980, the Energy Law Journal has provided great value to the Energy Bar Association's members. The Journal provides in-depth analyses on current, salient issues affecting members and their clients and businesses and provides a forum for the exploration and understanding of new, cutting edge issues. The Journal is a benefit to EBA members and subscriptions are available to non-EBA members.
You are Invited! And You Don't Want to Miss This One!
Tickets for the CFEBA Gala on May 7th are now available for purchase. Proceeds will help provide solar panels, inverters, and battery systems to 15 to 20 primary health care centers located throughout Puerto Rico. Tickets are $250 Private/ $150 Government/Solo Practitioner and include a contribution to the project, as well as a cocktail reception and dinner. We hope to see you there! For sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets: http://www.eba-net.org/2018CFEBAGala
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