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|| EBA UPCOMING PROGRAMS: 2018 EVENTS|
|June 13-14, 2018
||2018 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting
||New York, NY
|June 20, 2018
||FELJ AUTHOR TALK
|June 21, 2018
||Law Students Learn about the Diverse Employment Opportunities with FERC
|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
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Global demand for energy is soaring — these are the key sources meeting the need
Global demand for energy is soaring and shows no signs of slowing down. Rapidly growing economies in developing nations and the growing usage of power-hungry tech in our daily lives points to demand speeding up in the coming decades. Our appetite for energy seems insatiable. Whether it’s to run the increasing amount of digital tech we use every day, or the rapidly growing economized of developing nations, we are all power-hungry.
Trump orders DOE to halt coal, nuclear retirements
The White House is considering an Energy Department proposal to buy electricity from unidentified U.S. coal and nuclear power plants to prevent their "premature" retirement. The justification: heightened threats of cyberattacks and natural disasters.
DOE inspector general reviews FERC's pipeline procedures
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Inspector General has issued a new report, calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to improve the transparency of its evaluation of interstate natural gas pipeline projects, Kallanish Energy reports. The 30-page report did not find any violations of law or evidence pipeline certifications had been wrongly approved.
5 key takeaways from FERC's recent energy storage order
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) recent Order 841, “Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations [RTOs] and Independent System Operators [ISOs]” (the “Order”), has the potential to create major new opportunities for storage resources in the RTO/ISO markets.
Will FERC uphold state support for clean energy?
The energy law community is abuzz with the news that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) weighed in on a high-profile case challenging a state-level support program for nuclear generators. In an amicus brief joined by the U.S. Government, FERC argues that the Seventh Circuit should not resort to the “extraordinary and blunt” remedy of preempting Illinois’ nuclear subsidy program.
June 13-14th Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting — Still Time to Register!
Register today for the 2018 EBA Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting, taking place June 13-14th in NYC including a luncheon discussion with Honorable Kevin J. McIntyre, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Gain the insider perspectives from key players in the energy market on the following:
FERC's evaluation of the Policy Statement and the potential impact of that review on the natural gas industry;
tax equity investment and depreciation rule changes;
FERC’s Resilience Docket 2.0 and What’s Next;
integration of distribution level resources in regional markets and the impact on reliability
Learn more and register.
Holly Rachel Smith presented the EBA Presidential Coin for outstanding efforts
On June 5, 2018, Holly Rachel Smith was presented by EBA President Matt Rudolphi the EBA Presidential Coin in recognition of her commitment to EBA's mission of promoting Professional Excellence and Ethical Integrity within the Bar, as well as her Outstanding Efforts as an Ambassador for EBA. Holly is a long time member of EBA, having served in many volunteer and leadership roles. For 2018, Holly has been named Chair of the EBA Environmental Regulation Committee. In that capacity, Holly led a team of volunteers in organizing the June 5, 2018 EBA Energizer: Pricing Carbon in Energy Markets. The success and quality of the event was directly attributable to Holly's efforts in bringing together an excellent panel of speakers as well as recruiting numerous co-sponsors within and external to EBA.
Law Students Learn about the Diverse Employment Opportunities with FERC
On Thursday, June 21st, Law students will have the chance to learn about the diverse opportunities available to students with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Panelists from the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Administrative Litigation, the Office of Administrative Law Judges, and Human Resources will share their insight on how and when to apply, how to be competitive in the application process, and the variety of experiences available within the agency. FREE to Students!
Join the FERC Practice Committee of the Energy Bar Association for this exciting session. Learn more.
Give the gift of membership, and a great networking opportunity — 2018 YLC Summer Intern Reception
Give the gift of membership and a great networking opportunity to your summer interns! The 2018 YLC Summer Intern Reception is in Washington, DC on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Summer is intern and summer associate season, and every year, the Energy Bar Association (EBA) works with our member firms to make the student’s experiences memorable. This year, EBA asks your help to try something even more impactful. We invite you to purchase a “Membership/Reception” package for each intern. The package includes a ticket to the reception and one year of student membership within EBA. As you know, an intern’s experience often shapes whether they pursue a career in the energy law field. EBA and its members want to encourage them that their interest in energy law is a great one. The total package is just $35. To purchase the Membership/Reception package for your interns and/or to register to attend, please click here.
Registration includes appetizers and a limited-time open bar. Limited space is available, so be sure to register by July 5th. Any registration received after July 5th will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
EBA Welcomes May New Members
Joshua Arons, student
Forrest David Boone, Florida Public Service Commission
Juliana Brint, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Neil H. Butterklee, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
Diane Dundee, Kinetica Partners, LLC
R. Keith Gordon, Lodestone Legal Group
Robert S. Mahoney, AVANGRID, Inc.
Megan L. Miller, Enbridge Inc.
James M. O'Reilly, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Tim Parr, The Kenrich Group
Jeffrey Seaton, Enbridge
Kurt Strunk, NERA Economic Consulting
If you know someone who would benefit from membership with EBA, please invite them to join and share this link: https://www.eba-net.org/get-involved/joineba/
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.
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.
- Continental Cooperative Services (Corporate Counsel), posted 5/25/18
- Jones Day (Associate), posted 5/17/18
- 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
Join FELJ for an author talk with Natalie Nowiski, June 20
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.
Join the Foundation of the Energy Law Journal for an intriguing discussion with author Natalie Nowiski, June 21, 2018, noon-1:30 pm ET in Washington DC. Learn more here.
Read all the articles from the new edition of the Energy Law Journal (Volume 39:1).
Attention Amazon Shoppers — Father's Day is June 17th
Your shopping matters. Shop for Father's Day at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/01-0743607 and Amazon donates to Charitable Foundation Of The Energy Bar Association (CFEBA). Such an easy way to give and give back.
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