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Introducing the 2015-2016 EBA Ambassador Program
New for the 2015-2016 organizational year, EBA is introducing the EBA Ambassador Program. As many of you have heard at the Annual Meeting, under the leadership of EBA President Rich Meyer, we have set a goal of increasing membership to historic levels. In particular, we want to increase membership by 22% to 3,000 total members. While this may seem like a rather heavy lift, with your help…
EBA Membership Directory
The Energy Bar Association is currently working on the 2015-2016 Membership Directory. All members will have access to the membership directory via the online portal, but we are asking those members that would like to receive a hard copy of the directory to opt-in, no later than Wednesday, June 17, by logging into the Member Login section of the EBA website, After logging in go to, "My EBA", "Update Your Profile" and then to Edit/View Information. Scroll down until you get to the section entitled "Please provide the following additional information" and this is where you will be able to check the Membership Directory "opt-in" box.
If you have any questions, contact EBA at 202.223.5625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Senate bill would create America's 1st national energy storage target
California gave the U.S. energy storage market a boost in 2013 when regulators set a 1.3-gigawatt target for the state's three investor-owned utilities.
The mandate has resulted in a wave of contracts for battery and thermal storage projects in California, including a record-breaking 250-megawatt procurement from Southern California Edison.
Now, one national lawmaker wants to do the same for the rest of the country.
Wasted energy: The pitfalls of the EIA's policy-neutral approach
U.S. News & World Report
From Capitol Hill to the Motor City, marble statehouses to mud-strewn shale plays, lawmakers, policy wonks and industry leaders repeatedly invoke U.S. government energy forecasts to call for more drilling, more fracking and more nuclear plants.
These predictions are made by the Energy Information Administration. They are ostensibly apolitical, certified with a federal seal of approval and are ripe fodder for the journalists, analysts and government agencies responsible for painting a picture of the country's energy future.
Oklahoma signs bill preventing the ban of fracking in towns, cities
Oklahoma has signed a bill into law which means cities and counties will no longer be allowed to ban fracking within the U.S. state.
The move means the process of hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas operations will be prohibited in towns and cities.
It comes after a similar bill was also signed into law in Texas last month.
Solar, wind account for 100 percent of new generation capacity in April
The latest Energy Infrastructure Update from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects reveals just how much traction renewable energy is gaining as a source of electricity around the nation. Wind and solar accounted for 100 percent of newly installed generation capacity in the U.S. in April, the American Solar Energy Society highlights in its latest Sun Day Campaign update.
In the Hot Seat: Drilling into the Administration's Plans to Regulate Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector
The Environmental Law Institute and the Energy Bar Association Presents this seminar on Thursday, June 4, 2015. This summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to propose rules addressing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. This action is anticipated to be the first direct regulation of methane emissions as a greenhouse gas, which, in addition to being the primary component of natural gas, has an EPA global warming potential much more significant than that of carbon dioxide.
EBA Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting
"Responding to Current Energy Industry Challenges and Opportunities," the 2015 EBA Northeast Chapter Meeting will be held at the Newark Club in Newark NJ on June 10-11, 2015. Registration for the event will also include a welcome cocktail reception on June 10, at the NYC JAMS office, perfect for networking with colleagues.
YLC2015 Summer Intern Reception
The Young Lawyer’s Council Summer intern reception is scheduled for June 18, 2015. Young lawyers and seasoned practitioners alike are invited to join in welcoming summer interns to the practice of energy law and the energy bar. Limited space is available, so be sure to register by June 15, 2015. Any registrations received after June 15 will be accommodated based on space availability.
EBA Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting
The Future of the Electric Utility Industry – Game Changers or Just Continued Evolution, the Rocky Mountain Chapters 3rd Annual Meeting will be held in Denver, CO, on June 19, 2015. Colorado Public Utilities Commission Chairman Joshua B. Epel and Wyoming Public Service Commission Chairman Alan B. Minier will address the topic of "State and Regional Implications of EPA’s Clean Power Plan."
EBA Primer: Environmental Law
An EBA Primer focused on Environmental Law will take place on June 25-26, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. This course is intended for new energy lawyers practicing environmental law and energy transaction lawyers who need an overview of environmental laws and regulations. Registration is open now, so make sure you reserve your space before the event is full!
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 4 — In the Hot Seat: Drilling into the Administration's Plans to Regulate Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector
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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