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EBA NEWS & PROGRAMS

  • Meet the Judges Series: Trial Practice with Judge Peter Young
  • Looking for educational programming with CLE that fits your schedule?
  • Ethical Considerations in Responding to FERC Investigations — coming soon
  • Upcoming EBA Events


  • INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Supreme Court: EPA can regulate greenhouse gas emissions, with some limits
  • Study: Renewable energy won't cause electric utility 'death spiral'
  • House's energy week to feature votes on LNG, offshore drilling, pipelines, efficiency
  • Texas: America’s energy storage laboratory



  • EBA NEWS & PROGRAMS


    Meet the Judges Series: Trial Practice with Judge Peter Young
    EBA
    On Thursday, July 10th the FERC Practice and Administrative Law Judges Committee of the Energy Bar Association is sponsoring a Meet the Judges Series: Trial Practice with Judge Peter Young program and luncheon. Join the discussion with Judge Peter Young to hear his candid responses to your questions. You may submit your questions anonymously by no later than July 7th using the survey monkey link provided with registration. Have important questions about FERC trial practice, but reluctant to ask? This is your opportunity!
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    Looking for educational programming with CLE that fits your schedule?
    EBA
    EBA now offers "On Demand" programs you can download and listen to at your leisure. Consider the possibilities … learn while you commute, garden or when you are breaking a sweat on the treadmill!

    High Quality On-Demand and Self-Study programs on the topic you choose at the time you choose. Some of these On-Demand programs also offer CLE hours.

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    Ethical Considerations in Responding to FERC Investigations — coming soon
    EBA
    On July 22nd, The Houston Chapter of EBA is hosting a lunch and learn program, Ethical Considerations in Responding to FERC Investigations. The panel will explore the ethical considerations of lawyers involved in responding to a FERC investigation based on FERC's Policy Statement on its Penalty Guidelines and the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Details and registration coming soon.
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    UPCOMING EBA EVENTS

    JULY
    July 10 — Meet the Judges Series: Trial Practice with Judge Peter Young, Washington, D.C.
    July 22 — Ethical Considerations in Responding to FERC Investigations, coming soon

    NOVEMBER
    November 4-5 — 2014 EBA Mid-Year Conference, Washington, D.C.

    A full calendar of events can be found
    here.


    INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS


    Supreme Court: EPA can regulate greenhouse gas emissions, with some limits
    The Washington Post
    The Supreme Court on June 23 mostly validated the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to regulate power plant and factory emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming while imposing some limits on the agency’s reach. The justices said the EPA could not rewrite specific standards written into the law, but they still handed the Obama administration and environmentalists a big victory by agreeing there was another way for the EPA to carry out its program.
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    Study: Renewable energy won't cause electric utility 'death spiral'
    Green Car Reports
    Beware the idea of a "death spiral," heralded by some as the inevitable result for electric utilities of mass adoption of renewable energy sources — particularly solar. Under this scenario, advances in renewable energy will allow consumers to generate more of their own power. As more customers leave the network, the theory goes, companies will be forced to raise rates to cover fixed costs — like power-transmission infrastructure — forcing even more people away. But now a new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy suggests that greener energy sources won't cause a death spiral.
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    House's energy week to feature votes on LNG, offshore drilling, pipelines, efficiency
    Environment & Energy Publishing
    Think of it as "Shark Week" for the energy and environment set. The House is planning to focus its attention on a series of bills to promote offshore oil drilling, pipeline construction, liquefied natural gas exports and energy efficiency in what has become a regular tradition under Republicans of setting aside a specified "energy week" to focus attention on the issues.
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    Texas: America's energy storage laboratory
    Scientific American
    Texas is well-known as the home of the oil and gas industry. Over the last decade it has also become the nation's wind power leader. Today, it is poised to be America's test bed for energy storage technologies. The state's image as the home of big oil and gas has been cultivated over the years through scenes with James Dean in "Giant" and Larry Hagman in "Dallas."
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