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Be sure to provide feedback for the 2015 EBA Annual Meeting!
In order to comply with CLE requirements, as well as learn how to best serve your meeting needs, we encourage you to share your views and comments with us via the program evaluation (link should be in your email if you attended the event). We will also be sending another message to attendees in the coming days with updated program handouts and the evaluation links. Program evaluations will be available until May 27, 2015.
EBA Primer: Environmental Law
An EBA Primer focused on Environmental Law will take place on June 25-26, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. The goal of the primer is to provide an overview of environmental law, principally at the federal level. The course explains environmental law practice before the relevant agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, including the rulemaking process and "sue and settle," the appeals process, and enforcement and litigation. This course is intended for new energy lawyers practicing environmental law and energy transaction lawyers who need an overview of environmental laws and regulations.
Have you joined the EBA Book Club?
Every EBA Member is invited join virtually or physically any quarterly sessions of the EBA Book Club. Let this be your inspiration to read, at your own pace, industry-related literature and discuss, ask questions, share perspectives and debate the book's themes and conclusions with other EBA Members. Virtually, the EBA Book Club will meet under "Energy Bar Association Book Club" at www.goodreads.com!
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Lawmakers dig into energy overhaul
Lawmakers on both the House and Senate Energy committees will focus their attention on a slew of bills that could form the basis for a long-awaited comprehensive energy package.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s, R-Alaska, Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing May 19 on many of the 17 energy bills she introduced earlier this month. The chairwoman said those bills could lay the foundation for an energy overhaul, the first such package since 2007.
UK energy secretary Amber Rudd plans to 'unleash solar revolution'
Millions more homes should have solar panels on their roofs, the new energy secretary has suggested, vowing to "unleash a new solar revolution" across Britain. Amber Rudd, the former climate change minister, was promoted to lead the energy department in the post-election reshuffle, in a move that was welcomed by many green groups.
FERC commissioner Moeller announces departure, setting off replacement rumors
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Philip Moeller, an outspoken Republican member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, announced recently that he plans to leave the agency in the coming months, creating an opening expected to be filled by a senior Senate GOP aide.
Moeller's likely replacement is Patrick McCormick, senior counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, who has deep ties in the energy world. A source familiar with the situation said McCormick would be the nominee.
FERC staff: New market assessment sees low summer power prices for US consumers
Ample generation capacity and low natural gas and electricity prices should spell good news for U.S. consumers this summer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff said in a new market assessment, released May 14. "Fuel prices tend to drive power prices and fuel prices are low," Lance Hinrichs, of FERC's Office of Enforcement, said at the commission's monthly meeting in Washington. "The system is looking to be very adequately supplied," both in terms of generating capacity and fuel, Hinrichs added.
Renewables 101: An Overview of the technical, financial, legal and policy landscape of renewable development in the United States for the Legal Practitioner
Please join the Energy Bar Association Renewable Energy Committee and the Young Lawyers Council for a panel discussion on May 21, 2015 followed by a networking event from 4:00-5:30 pm at Akin Gump (1333 New Hampshire Ave., N.W. – Washington, D.C. 20036).
Young Lawyers May Happy Hour
The Young Lawyers Committee welcomes new and seasoned practitioners alike to its May happy hour and invites EBA members to bring a friend! The next YLC happy hour will be held at Mission, located at 1606 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009, on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!
EBA Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting
The 2015 EBA Northeast Chapter Meeting entitled, "Responding to Current Energy Industry Challenges and Opportunities" will be held at the Newark Club in Newark, NJ on June 10-11, 2015. Take advantage of the early bird rates by registering now! Early bird registration ends May 27, 2015!!
YLC2015 Summer Intern Reception
The Young Lawyer’s Council Summer intern reception is scheduled for June 18, 2015. Further details will be forthcoming.
EBA Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting
The Rocky Mountain Chapter will host their 3rd Annual Meeting, titled, The Future of the Electric Utility Industry — Game Changers or Just Continued Evolution in Denver, CO, on June 19, 2015. Registration is open now, so don’t miss your opportunity to hear the outstanding speakers scheduled to present.
EBA Primer: Environmental Law
An EBA Primer focused on Environmental Law will take place on June 25-26, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. The primer will provide an overview of environmental law, principally at the federal level. This course is intended for new energy lawyers practicing environmental law and energy transaction lawyers who need an overview of environmental laws and regulations.
May 21 — Renewables 101: An Overview of the technical, financial, legal and policy landscape of renewable development in the United States for the Legal Practitioner
May 21 — Young Lawyers May Happy Hour
June 10-11 — EBA Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting
June 18 — YLC2015 Summer Intern Reception
June 19 — EBA Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting
June 25-26 — EBA Primer: Environmental Law
A full calendar of events can be found here.
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