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Register NOW for the 2015 Annual EBA Annual Meeting & Conference on May 5-6 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington D.C.! Ensure prime networking opportunities by securing your hotel reservation at the Renaissance Hotel no later than April 15, by visiting https://aws.passkey.com/g/28539120 or by calling 1-877-212-5752.
The EBA Annual Meeting & Conference is attended by more than 500 industry professionals committed to the practice, administration and development of energy laws, regulations and policies and is an excellent opportunity for energy professionals to network and mingle with other experts across the globe.
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Reshaping Energy Finance
The Energy Bar Association (EBA) has finalized speakers for the EBA Annual Meeting and Conference session entitled, YieldCos, MLPs & REITs — Reshaping Energy Finance will be presented on Tuesday, May 5.
Over the past few years, energy asset financing has been substantially enhanced by new YieldCo structures, and the expansive use of master limited partnerships (MLPs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs).
New Energy Bar Association Members
The Energy Bar Association is pleased to announce 48 new members during the second month of 2015. The EBA strives to promote the professional excellence and ethical integrity of its members in the practice, administration, and development of energy laws, regulations and policies. New members include:
Carrie L. Cogburn
Greg Hopper, ICF Internaional
Christina Elido Reside, The University of Tulsa College of Law
For a complete list of the new members, visit: http://eba-net.org/news/energy-bar-association-announces-48-new-members
EBA Job Bank
Looking for a new job? — Does your company have job openings to be filled?
Your membership in the Energy Bar Association gives you access to our Job Bank. If you are looking for a new position, visit the EBA Job Bank. If your company is looking to fill an opening ask them to consider posting it on our job bank. Job listings are posted at no cost.
For more information visit: http://www.eba-net.org/information-resources/job-bank or email your job listing to Marlo Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you thought about writing an article for the FELJ?
The Energy Law Journal welcomes articles and other materials on emerging issues and significant developments affecting the energy industries. All manuscripts should be of substantial length and deal with aspects of energy law or policy that are of interest to the legal profession and energy professionals. 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 manuscripts should be sent to Robert Fleishman, Editor-in-Chief, Rfleishman@mofo.com. For more information on the submission process and a copy of the Journal’s Style Manual visit http://www.felj.org/write-elj/submission-process.
Pop a cork for CFEBA!
Join the Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association (CFEBA) for wine tasting and conversation on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 at the office of Jones Day (300 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001). Tasting will be provided by Schneider’s of Capitol Hill. Tickets are $100 each, or 4 tickets for $350. Come raise a glass of sauvignon blanc or compare French and Spanish reds to help CFEBA raise funds that will benefit CFEBA’s energy-related charitable causes!
CFEBA Community Service Project
Join members of the community on Earth Day, Saturday, April 25, from 9:00-noon to plant foliage & maintain the beauty of the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a breath-taking oasis in the inner city of Northeast DC. Following the volunteer program, the Friends of the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens will be hosting an Earth Day celebration at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park with free food and drink, live music, local exhibitors and speakers.
27 member states hit with EU legal action over energy efficiency
Every member state of the European Union, with the sole exception of Malta, was hit by legal action March 26 over failures to translate the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive into national law. EU judges will decide the final amount of any fines, which would stop once the rules are on national law books.
Texas high court hears case on gas royalty payments
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Chesapeake Energy went to the Texas Supreme Court to defend how it deducted postproduction costs from royalty checks in a case that is being widely watched by the oil and gas industry and by property owners suing the company for millions of dollars. Chesapeake is challenging a 2014 San Antonio appeals court ruling upholding a state district court decision that awarded the prominent Hyder family of Fort Worth at least $1 million in royalties, interest and attorney fees. Chesapeake argues that not overturning the appeals court’s decision would create a "sea change in Texas oil and gas law."
Ohio regulators tell lawmakers not to interfere on carbon rule
Environment & Energy Publishing
Despite Ohio’s antipathy toward U.S. EPA’s proposed Clean Power plan, under no circumstances do state regulators want the General Assembly to pass any law that would interfere with eventual compliance. "We do not think that the plan is legal, and we have mounted a legal challenge," said Asim Haque, vice chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. "This is in fact an energy policy."
US support for nuclear energy at 51 percent
A slim majority of Americans now favor the use of nuclear energy for electricity in the U.S., while 43 percent oppose it. This level of support is similar to what Gallup found when it last measured these attitudes two years ago, but it is down from the peak of 62 percent five years ago. Current support is on the low end of what Gallup has found in the past 20 years, with the 46 percent reading in 2001 the only time that it sank lower.
Get on the Grid! Careers in Energy Law
The Energy Bar Association is partnering with the Women’s Bar Association and DC Energy Bar for a panel event entitled, Get on the Grid! Careers in Energy Law on April 2, 2015. The panel will feature six (6) speakers representing all aspects of the energy sector, including private, public and small business. Among other topics, the speakers will discuss their career paths and what their employers are looking for in potential candidates.
FERC Audits & Enforcement: The What, When & How
The Houston Chapter of the Energy Bar Association is hosting a luncheon program on April 8th at 11:30 entitled, "FERC Audits & Enforcement: The What, When & How." The panel, featuring Suzanne Clevenger (Vinson & Elkins), Jerald Hess (DLA Piper), Sabrina Dugal Walia (Vinson & Elkins) and Deanna Reitman (DLA Piper) as the moderator will provide insight into the FERC Audit process and practical tips for managing a FERC Audit.
CFEBA Pop A Cork Wine Tasting and Conversation
The CFEBA will host "Pop a Cork for CFEBA" wine tasting event on April 15, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the offices of Jones Day in Washington D.C. Welcome the spring with a spectacular view of the U.S. Capitol and taste a variety of wines conducted by Schneider’s of Capitol Hill, to benefit CFEBA’s good works. A portion of the ticket prices will be donated to the CFEBA. Each attendee will receive a commemorative CFEBA tasting glass.
EBA Annual Meeting and Conference
Gain a fresh perspective this May 5-6, 2015 at the 2015 EBA Annual Meeting & Conference. The event will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC and will provide an opportunity to engage with speakers, gain valuable educational knowledge and interact with energy professionals from across the globe.
FELJ Administrative Law Judges Reception
This reception on May 5, 2015 will honor the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Administrative Law Judges, sponsored by the Foundation of the Energy Law Journal, has become an annual occasion welcomed and enjoyed by all segments of the Energy Law sector. This year’s reception, to which all of the Judges are invited is hosted by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
EBA Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting
Save the date of June 10-11, 2015 for the EBA Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting. A reception will take place on June 10 at 5:30. Further details will be forthcoming.
April 2 — Get on the Grid! Careers in Energy Law
April 8 — FERC Audits & Enforcement: The What, When & How
April 15 — CFEBA Pop A Cork Wine Tasting and Conversation
May 5-6 — 2015 EBA Annual Meeting & Conference
May 5 — FELJ Administrative Law Judges Reception
June 10-11 — EBA Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting
A full calendar of events can be found here.
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