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|| EBA PROGRAMS AND UPCOMING EVENTS|
|Jan. 28-29, 2019
||NON EBA EVENT: 2019 Renewable Energy Law Conference
|Feb. 19, 2019
||FELJ Author talk: Energizing the future with blockchain
|Feb. 21, 2019
||Co-Sponsored Event: Energy Storage and Regulation
|Feb. 21, 2019
||NAESB WGQ Business Practice Standards Course
|Feb. 21-22, 2019
||2019 Western Chapter Annual Meeting
||San Francisco, CA
|March 4-5, 2019
||2019 EBA Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting
|May 6-7, 2019
||2019 EBA Annual Meeting & Conference
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Friday said it has "concurrent jurisdiction" with bankruptcy courts over power purchase agreements (PPA) that Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) may seek to cancel as part of its bankruptcy proceedings.
Two bipartisan pieces of legislation modernizing America’s nuclear future have recently become law.
The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA) directs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to make regulations move more quickly with respect to new nuclear reactors and to establish a better and faster licensing structure for advanced nuclear reactors.
Sante Fe New Mexican
Ask representatives from New Mexico’s three public utility companies if they’re poised to comply with a state mandate to sell 20 percent renewable energy by 2020, and the answer is likely to be a resounding yes.
A deeper dive paints a more complex picture.
According to data from the state Public Regulation Commission, which signs off on companies’ renewable plans, all three utilities will come up anywhere between four and eight percentage points short of the oft-publicized milestone.
Bob Bishop is a 61-year-old farmer living in dairy country in southwestern Wisconsin. Today he is helping his two sons pull a downed tree off of a fence line, stepping through piles of cow manure and corn stalks as he drags the branches into the big claw of a skid loader.
Soon, the family will stop raising dairy cows because the industry is in trouble.
Colombia is blessed with an abundance of natural resources. According to data from the Colombia’s National Mining and Energy Planning Unit, UPME and the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM), hydro potential is estimated at 56 GW countrywide, while solar is close to 42 GW and wind 15 GW in the Guajira region alone.
Clean Energy Wire
The agreement by Germany's coal exit commission to end the fossil power source's use by 2038 the latest is welcomed by the country's climate activists and energy industry representatives alike. They praise the final report that had been decided on in a final negotiation round lasting for more than 20 hours as a document that almost all relevant stakeholders can accept.
EBA is the pre-eminent association for energy law for one reason: You. EBA members are regulators, policy policymakers, attorneys, business executives and professionals, retirees, academics and students who shape the energy industry every day and who are committed to giving back to their community. We thank you for making EBA strong, vibrant, forward-thinking and successful.
For those who have not yet renewed their EBA memberships for 2019, there is still time. Please renew by midnight tomorrow to keep your membership active. Membership means staying current, staying connected, getting solutions and getting ahead. Renewing is fast, easy and affordable. You may renew online or by phone at 202-223-5625, x101.
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Meeting & Conference to be held May 6-7, 2019 in Washington, DC. The conference includes a host of CLE and Ethics credit session as well as numerous networking and sponsorship opportunities.
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Nobody knows the importance and value of an Energy Bar Association (EBA) membership quite like an EBA member. Throughout your career, EBA has kept you informed and connected to the practice and to a network of remarkable attorneys and energy professionals. Don’t keep this secret to yourself! Share the value of EBA, by becoming an EBA Ambassador!
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Download the printable membership application (PDF), fill in your name in the “I was referred to the Energy Bar Association by:” section, and distribute the application to your colleagues!
EBA's Committee on Nominations is seeking nominations to fill officer and director positions on EBA’s Board of Directors as well as potential candidates to serve as directors of EBA’s affiliated Foundation of the Energy Law Journal (FELJ) and Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association (CFEBA).
The Committee requests that EBA voting members submit names of possible candidates for nomination to fill the following Board positions:
Please submit your nominations no later than February 1, 2019.
- Vice President (1-year term)
- Assistant Secretary (1-year term)
- Directors (3-year terms)
- Student (1-year term)
For more information: 2019 Call for Nominations
The Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting is taking place March 4-5, 2019 in Chicago, IL at the Omni Hotel & Suites. The program will address the following hot topics:
- The increased use and importance of virtual power purchase agreements;
- RTO/ISO markets - impacts of state policies and the impacts on these markets from higher penetrations of low or zero cost marginal resources; and
- No-wire alternatives to distribution and transmission planning.
Last chance to save on registration for the 2019 Western Chapter Annual Meeting! Don't miss this deal and the incredible opportunity to hear from individuals who are helping shape the energy industry future in the Western United States.
Gain insight on the following hot topics:
- Finding the Path to Climate and Disaster Resilience: The “New Abnormal”;
- Community Choice Aggregation and Non-IOU Energy Providers – An Update on the Landscape
- Blockchain and the Energy Industry
- Western Markets Evolution and Development
Thank you for being such an important partner in our work and embracing the CFEBA mission- to support charitable projects that have an energy-related purpose and are focused on improving lives worldwide. CFEBA provides donors engaged in the energy sector the opportunity to ensure that their charitable donations go to causes related to the energy field. The availability of affordable energy is one of the world's critical issues impacting public health, safety and education. CFEBA has an excellent track record funding grants that make affordable and environmentally sustainable energy available to all.
This year CFEBA will largely focus on providing life-changing solar power for all the classrooms in 3 schools in Durissy, Haiti, helping a total of 427 students. Stay tuned for CFEBA Annual Fundraising Gala sponsorship opportunities. To learn more about the CFEBA 2019 Cornerstone Project, click here.
Blockchain technology may ultimately prove as transformative as the internet. There is growing evidence that blockchain applications can positively transform the energy industry and enable a decentralized, resilient, and stable electrical grid. Certain authors of the lead article in the current volume of Energy Law Journal will discuss blockchain’s potential to impact the electric power industry and the opportunities and challenges associated with this new technology.
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