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FERC To Examine Changes To Law Helping Renewable Energy
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is beginning a review of a 1970s law to examine if it needs to be updated, as the electric grid increasingly uses renewable energy.
Trump Weighs 2015 Grid Emergency Law To Save Coal Plants
The Trump administration is weighing a broad array of strategies for keeping coal and nuclear power plants online as a matter of national security, with options ranging from invoking a 68-year-old law to a three-year-old one, according to a senior Energy Department official.
EBA Announces New Mentoring Program
The Energy Bar Association (“EBA”) is dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of energy law. Consistent with that objective, EBA is facilitating opportunities for members to network in order to build relationships and share knowledge and experiences. The EBA Mentorship Program was established to promote this objective. EBA appreciates the willingness of its members to assist each other in the development of their professional careers and active engagement in EBA opportunities.
If you are interested in serving as a mentor or you would like a mentee, please visit the EBA Career Center Mentor Program: http://www.eba-net.org/careers/eba-mentor-program/
Available mentors and mentees are posted within the EBA Job Board at http://www.eba-net.org/careers/ To access the Job Board and mentor/mentee listing, you must use your EBA login.
RTOs Offer Perspectives on Carbon Pricing at EBA Energizer, June 5
What is the real price of carbon and how can it be priced directly into RTO/ISO wholesale energy markets to enhance state/national environmental policies? On Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Kate Konschnik, Director of Duke University's Policy and Energy Program will moderate a panel of representatives of Regional Transmission Organizations and others with federal energy market expertise who will discuss various factors priced into energy markets, including existing state initiatives such as RGGI as well as share ideas on the legal and practical questions raised by including carbon directly in wholesale energy market pricing. Key issues of discussion include statutory interpretations, RTO/ISO regional differences, leakage mechanisms (i.e., accounting for seams issues), interaction with other state and regional policies, pricing effects and how to measure consumer impact. Learn more.
Margaritas, Russian River Red Wine and Crony Capitalism: Former FERC Chairs Reminisce, Sound Off at EBA
The national news media descended on the Energy Bar Association's 2018 Annual Meeting the first week of May. RTO Insider covered "a panel discussion with five former FERC chairs whose terms collectively spanned two decades. The former chairs offered entertaining anecdotes about the past while expressing pride over the growth of competitive markets — and frustration over forces they said threaten them." Read RTO’s coverage of the panel as well as other news outlets coverage of the 2018 meetings.
Also view EBA’s photo gallery of people and events here from the 2018 Annual Meeting.
Also, a survey has been sent to Annual Meeting attendees. Please respond with your thoughts on how the conference went and what improvements you would like to recommend. Surveys need to be completed by May 31.
EBA Chapter Leaders Make an Impact at Annual Meeting
EBA chapter leaders also gathered for EBA's 2018 Annual Meeting. Their tireless efforts have resulted in quality programming throughout the association’s seven regional chapters as well as sound local membership growth. From left to right are Cindy Miller, Southern Chapter; Andrea Chambers, Northeast Chapter; Glenn Camus, Northeast Chapter; Elizabeth Adams, Southern Chapter; Dan Pancamo, Southern Chapter; and Dana Shelton, Southern Chapter.
Resiliency and Project Finance Among Key Topics for Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting in New York
Attendees of the 2018 EBA Northeast Chapter Meeting on June 13-14, 2018 will have the opportunity to hear industry experts such as Christopher O'Hara, VP and Deputy General Counsel of PJM Interconnection and Dena Eve Wiggins, President and CEO of the Natural Gas Supply Association share insights on resiliency, distribution resource integration, natural gas issues and energy project finance. Learn more and register.
The 2018 YLC Summer Intern Reception is July 11, Make Your Plans Now
The 2018 YLC Summer Intern Reception will be held in Washington, DC on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. During the long and slow summer months in Washington, interns often are the dynamos of energy at energy law firms. Let's celebrate them! Young lawyers and seasoned practitioners alike are invited to join in welcoming summer interns to the practice of energy law. Learn more.
Welcome to New EBA Members and Congratulations to EBA Ambassadors
EBA wants to extend a warm welcome to new members who joined in April:
EBA also extends congratulations to its EBA Ambassadors for April:
- Daniel Belhumeur, George Flugrad, Jenny Gardner and Phillina Lai in the Houston Chapter
- William Bolgiano, Kelsey Desloover, Wesley Heath, Ellen Hill, Erik Ness, Colin Owyang, Jason M. Stanek and Dionne E. Thompson in the Northeast Chapter;
- Thomas Jensen in the Midwest Chapter
- Kenna Hagan in the Rocky Mountain Chapter
- William Clatterbuck in the Southern Chapter
- Gregory Heiden and Laura Lewis in the Western Chapter.
- Benjamin Nussdorf, Georgia Carter, Jonathan Schneider, Nicholas Pascale, Kevin Flynn and Andrew Wills
Current Listings on EBA's Job Board
If your firm/organization is trying to fill an open position, consider posting it on our Job Board. Job postings will be posted for 60 days, unless the employer requests that the job listing be removed or extended.
To view the most recent job postings, visit EBA’s Job Board.
- Variant Partners (State Regulatory Attorney), posted 5/15/2018
- Variant Partners (Director, Legal and Regulatory Affairs), posted 5/15/2018
- Variant Partners (Wholesale Trading Attorney), posted 5/15/2018
- Variant Partners (State Regulatory Principle), posted 5/15/2018
- Paul Hastings (Case Assistant), posted 5/1/2018
- Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (In-house attorney), posted 5/1/2018
- Energy Bar Association/CFEBA/FELJ, (Website Support), posted 4/17/2018
- Energy Bar Association/CFEBA/FELJ, (Volunteer), posted 4/17/2018
Energy Law Journal Article Explores Climate Risk to the Energy Sector
With the growing awareness of the financial consequences caused by the physical impacts of climate change and the need to account for future risks and opportunities of transitioning to a low-carbon economy, institutional investors and stakeholders increasingly are calling on publicly traded companies to provide enhanced climate risk disclosure in their financial reporting. In her article Rising Above the Storm: Climate Risk Disclosure and Its Current and Future Relevance to the Energy Sector for the new edition of the Energy Law Journal, Natalie Nowiski explains that notwithstanding the financial and environmental deregulation policies under the current Administration, U.S. energy companies should expect to face continued and increased pressures to provide enhanced climate risk disclosure in their financial reporting.
Read all the articles from the new edition of the Energy Law Journal (Volume 39:1).
|| EBA UPCOMING PROGRAMS: 2018 EVENTS|
|June 5, 2018
||EBA Energizer: Pricing Carbon in Energy Markets
|June 20, 2018
||2018 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting
||New York, NY
|July 11, 2018
||2018 YLC Summer Intern Reception
|Oct. 29-30, 2018
||2018 EBA Mid-Year Energy Forum
|Oct. 29, 2018
||2018 Administrative Law Judges Reception
For a full listing of EBA events, go to www.eba-net.org/events. Follow EBA on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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