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|| EBA UPCOMING PROGRAMS: 2018 EVENTS|
|April 11, 2018
||2018 Enforcers and Defenders Forum
|April 18, 2018
||Best Practices for Mediating an Energy Dispute
|April 26, 2018
||2018 Houston Chapter Luncheon: Meet Chairman Kevin J. McIntyre
|May 6, 2018
||EBA Book Club Selection for Spring 2018
|May 7-8, 2018
||2018 EBA Annual Meeting & Conference
|May 7, 2018
||2018 CFEBA Annual Gala
|May 8, 2018
||EBA Leadership Training
|June 13-14, 2018
||2018 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting
||New York, NY
|July 11, 2018
||2018 YLC Summer Intern Reception
|Oct. 29-30, 2018
||2018 EBA Mid-Year Energy Forum
For a full listing of EBA events, go to www.eba-net.org/events. Follow EBA on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Unlike PJM, grid operator MISO not seeking changes to power plant payments
Energy News Network
The Midwest’s primary transmission grid operator doesn’t see a looming reliability crisis as utilities phase out uneconomic coal and nuclear plants. In response to a call for input on electric grid resilience issues, MISO told federal regulators last month that it is confident in its ability to plan new generation as older plants retire. The position puts it in contrast with its neighbor to the east, the PJM Interconnection, which asked for new rules that critics say would benefit coal and nuclear plants that wouldn’t otherwise be competitive in its markets.
In March, Portugal made more than enough renewable energy to power the whole country
Last month, Portugal produced more than enough renewable energy to meet the country's entire electrical demand — a feat "unmatched in the last 40 years," according to the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association, or APREN, says. The group says renewable power produced in March was equal to 103.6 percent of electrical demand on mainland Portugal. (Portugal also includes several islands, which have separate energy systems.) Fifty-five percent of that energy was produced through hydro power, while 42 percent came from wind.
EPA scraps 2022-25 fuel economy standards, may take aim at California
The Environmental Protection Agency on April 2 formally scrapped the Obama administration's fuel economy standards for 2022-25 model year cars and light trucks, a move that was widely expected and sets up a confrontation with California over its stricter standards. The agency stopped short of revoking California's waiver to set higher standards, saying the issue was "still being reexamined" by Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Unnecessary complexity? Assessing New York and California's landmark DER proceedings
The nation-leading New York and California regulatory proceedings to create a marketplace opportunity for renewable and distributed generation have become almost encyclopedic in their complexity. This assessment has been reinforced to Utility Dive by multiple sources, prompting the question: Did it have to be that way?
Groups cite dissents at FERC in pressing for more climate considerations in MIDSHIP EIS
With the Environmental Protection Agency now mostly mum on climate change comments, public interest groups and think tanks are stepping up pressure on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over the environmental impact statement for the Midcontinent Supply Header Interstate Pipeline Project.
Don't Miss Big Savings on EBA's Annual Meeting as Early Bird Discounts End in 3 Days, on April 13
The Early Bird discount for the 2018 EBA Annual Meeting ENDS in 3 days on Friday, April 13th. Don’t miss out on significant savings to attend this year’s meeting. Register now and save. Energy powerhouses from the industry, regulatory, and legal communities will be on hand at the 2018 EBA Annual Meeting & Conference to discuss a myriad of issues affecting the sector. You want to be there to discuss it with them.
And, don’t miss this event: Consumers will save with the new tax law, but what about how pipelines and utilities? Experts will gather for an Annual Meeting panel to discuss the new Tax Act and how it may impact ratemaking for interstate natural gas pipelines, liquids pipelines and electric transmission utilities. The panel will examine how the tax law changes will impact cost of service rate making, possible actions by FERC, and the impact for pipeline operators and electric transmission utilities.
Additional 2018 Annual Meeting highlights include:
- Keynote address from FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre
- 12 policy discussions and panels including on the new tax law, the Clean Water Act and a CEO panel on oil and gas sector prospects
- 10-15 hours of MCLE credit, and an additional 1.5 hours of ethics credit
- The Charitable Foundation of EBA Gala on May 7 to help Puerto Rico restore its electrical grid
FERC Enforcement, ADR Focus of Enforcers and Defenders Forum, Today
FERC's enforcement litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution and current trends in enforcement will be the subjects of discussion at the 2018 Enforcers and Defenders Forum at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, today, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. This annual event is designed for U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) staff and private practitioners. CLE credit will be requested for this session. The forum will conclude with a networking cocktail reception. Learn more and register.
Best Practices for Mediating an Energy Dispute, April 18
Carolyn Lerner, Chief Mediator, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Kathleen Scanlon, Chief Mediator, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Dean Leslie, Circuit Mediator for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Bruce Birchman, retired FERC Administrative Law Judge and Barrett Hawks of JAMS will lead a program designed to help attorneys handle complex energy disputes at FERC and in federal district or circuit courts, as well as to manage mediation of energy disputes prior to the initiation of court or agency proceedings. Charles Ferguson, President of Energy Dispute Solutions, will moderate. The program will be held on April 18, 2018 at Eversheds Sutherland, 700 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Teleconference participation is available. Register here.
Rare Opportunity for EBA Members to Meet FERC Chairman McIntyre
EBA members and guests will have a rare opportunity to enjoy lunch and meet FERC Chairman Kevin J. McIntyre, on April 26, 2018 at the Jones Day offices in Houston, TX. This will be an informal environment where Chairman McIntyre will provide his insights concerning pertinent and contemporary energy issues facing the industry today. Come attend, ask questions and fit in some quick networking with colleagues over lunch. Learn more and register.
EBA Wants You! Our Call for Committee and Council Volunteers for 2018-2019
One of the best ways to meet influential energy insiders and to become one yourself is through committee and council volunteer opportunities with the Energy Bar Association (EBA). EBA is where industry professionals implement their skills, share their knowledge and network through the 21 committees and councils that form the backbone of EBA. EBA committee and council members create knowledge sharing and networking events, forge enduring professional relationships and develop leadership skills. You will meet hundreds of energy professionals who can help you expand your practice or business. Being part of a committee or council will put you at the forefront of why EBA is so valued as a professional association.
Joining one of more committees for the 2018-2019 year is easy!
Just log in to your account.
Or complete the Committee Sign Up Form. To view which committee(s) you are already on, navigate to the MyEBA and on the pull down list select “My Committees”. Committee sign ups need to be completed by May 15, 2018, as new committees meet beginning that month.
- Once logged in, go to MyEBA
- Select "Update Your Profile"
- Navigate to the “Edit/View Information” tab
- Scroll to the bottom of the page to view your committee choices
- SAVE your changes
For a listing of committees/councils and their descriptions, please visit EBA's Committee Leadership section. Interested in other ways to volunteer? Visit these opportunities:
For more information about the Energy Bar Association, contact us at (202) 223-5625 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in a Great Way to Market Your Firm or Business?
Consider annual sponsorship packages with EBA. EBA helps you build relationships with people that want to do business with you.
An annual sponsorship provides discounts and ensures your firm’s visibility throughout the year with tickets to the most desirable events. You make one decision, write one check and enjoy sponsorship visibility all year long.
Click here for a chart featuring annual packages offered by EBA. For more information, please contact David Shaman at email@example.com.
EBA Energizer: Put a Price on It! Pricing Carbon in Energy Markets
Join us for a session to explore how carbon could be priced directly into RTO/ISO wholesale energy markets to enhance state/national environmental policies on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. After a brief introduction of how various factors are priced into energy markets, including existing state initiatives such as RGGI, representatives of Regional Transmission Organizations and others with federal energy market expertise will share ideas on the legal and practical questions raised by including carbon directly in wholesale energy market pricing. Key issues include statutory interpretation, RTO/ISO regional differences, leakage mechanisms (i.e., accounting for seams issues), interaction with other state and regional policies, pricing effects and how to measure consumer impact. Learn more.
Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting to be in New York City, June 13-14
The 2018 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting will be held at the New York City offices of DLA Piper on June 13-14, 2018. Save the date. Learn more.
Save The Date: 2018 YLC Summer Intern Reception
Save the date for the 2018 YLC Summer Intern Reception in Washington, DC on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Learn more.
What Can the US Renewable Sector Learn from Europe?
EBA member Ken Barry covered a recent EBA Energizer that focused on how European countries are navigating the challenge of “decarbonizing” their electric grids without jeopardizing reliability or impairing their economies. The event held on March 28 examined how are U.S. utilities rising to that challenge. Four experts offered perspectives. Read the full article.
Need to Contact the Most Influential Energy Attorneys in the U.S.?
For one-time use, you can rent EBA's membership mailing list (not including member's email addresses). Your rented list file includes the individual name, organization name, street address, city, state, zip code, and country. Organizations that wish to send more than one mailing must re-rent the list.
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To learn more or rent the list, visit EBA’s Online Store or contact Marlo Brown-Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.223.5625 x.103.
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.
To post a position, please send an email to email@example.com with the posting attached (word format or pdf).
- Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C., (Energy Associate), posted 4/10/2018
- Guarini Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, (Legal Fellow), posted 4/3/2018
- NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, (Senior Regulatory Affairs Analyst), posted 4/3/2018
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, (Trial Attorney), posted 3/21/2018
- Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, (Energy Regulatory Associate), posted 3/21/2018
- National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, (Assistant General Counsel), posted 3/9/2018
- McGuireWoods, (Associate), posted 3/9/2018
- Stoel Rives LLP, (Real Estate Lawyer), posted 3/5/2018
Welcome to New EBA Members and Congratulations to EBA Ambassadors
EBA wants to extend a warm welcome to new members who joined in March:
EBA also extends congratulations to its EBA Ambassadors for March:
- Julie Nelson in the Houston Chapter;
- Maria Robinson, Matthew DeCourcey, Ashley Gagnon and Kathryn Zyla in the Northeast Chapter;
- Ryan Robertson in the Midwest Chapter;
- Terri Eaton and Erin Green in the Rocky Mountain Chapter;
- Christopher Callas and Jose Benitez in the Southern Chapter; and
- Nicholas Hall, David Revelt and Kelly Moghadam in the Western Chapter.
- Jeffrey Dennis, Kenneth Sosnick, William Stevens, Andrew Swers, Robert Weishaar and Andrea Wolfman.
Editorial Board Positions Open for the Energy Law Journal, Apply by April 13
The Energy Law Journal (ELJ) currently has positions open on our Editorial Board. If you are interested in serving as an editor of the ELJ, please contact Bob Fleishman or Harvey Reiter by April 13, 2018.
The Journal is one of a handful of peer-reviewed law journals, is a preeminent energy publication providing thought-provoking and deeply researched articles by practitioners, academics, Federal judges, high-ranking federal and state government officials, members of FERC and state regulatory commissions, and others. To learn more, contact Robert S. Fleishman, Editor-in-Chief, 202.887.8768, firstname.lastname@example.org or Harvey L. Reiter, Executive Editor, 202.728.3016, email@example.com.
CFEBA: There is Still Time to Sponsor The Gala!
Sponsorship commitments are needed by Friday, April 13th. Contact Michele Smith at 202-499-5841 for information. Click here for more Gala info.
Purchase tickets: http://www.eba-net.org/events/cfeba-fundraising-gala-light-hope-for-puerto-rico/
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