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Program evaluations will close, TODAY, May 27, 2015.
EBA Primer: Environmental Law
Registration is now open for the Environmental Law Primer will take place on June 25-26, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The primer will provide an overview of environmental law, and is intended for new energy lawyers practicing environmental law and energy transaction lawyers who need an overview of environmental laws and regulations. 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.
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New legislation proposed to extend ITC
A new piece of legislation has been proposed that would help extend the Investment Tax Credit for both residential and commercial solar projects in the U.S. The "New Energy for America Act" — proposed by Rep. Mike Thompson — would extend the federal tax code for residential and commercial solar installations for another five years.
Lawmakers jumping onto energy bill bandwagon
Environment & Energy Publishing
Following an extended hiatus on pushing major energy legislation past the finish line, lawmakers are hoping to make up for lost time. While the Senate Energy and Natural Resources and House Energy and Commerce committees are taking the lead on assembling an energy package for floor debate, other panels are eyeing the bill to move provisions that reflect their slice of the sprawling energy debate.
Legislation could double funding of energy research
A bipartisan group of senators has released legislation showing strong support for federal funding of energy-efficiency research and development at the Department of Energy. The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act is authored by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn; Chairman of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, and co-sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash; leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
FERC approving, certificating more natural gas projects this year than last
Natural Gas Intelligence
FERC's Office of Energy Projects (OE) has placed in service and certificated significantly more natural gas projects during the first four months of 2015 than it did during the same period last year, the agency said. Through April 30, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission placed in service seven gas projects with a capacity of 2.27 Bcf/d, according to OE's latest Energy Infrastructure Update. During the first four months of 2014, FERC placed into service three projects with a capacity of 448 MMcf/d.
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!! This conference include four panels of distinguished speakers that will address a broad spectrum of emerging and "hot button" issues — including The State of Demand Response in Organized Markets; Impact of Distributed Generation on the Utility Industry; Developing New Gas Pipelines to Serve the Northeast; and Cyber Attack Concerns of the Utility Industry.
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.
New Developments in DC Energy
The Energy Bar Association will co-sponsor New Developments in DC Energy with the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia on July 8, 2015. The panel discussion on new energy initiates in the District includes topics ranging from the Capitol Partners Solar Project to microgrids.
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
July 8 — New Developments in DC Energy
A full calendar of events can be found here.
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