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|| EBA UPCOMING PROGRAMS: 2018 EVENTS|
|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 7, 2018
||LGBT Power Meetup
|May 8, 2018
||EBA Leadership Training
|May 21, 2018
||Non-EBA EVENT: NEW YORK'S OFFSHORE WIND INITIATIVE: THE LEGAL PATH FORWARD
||New York, NY
|June 5, 2018
||EBA Energizer: Pricing Carbon in Energy Markets
|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
|Oct. 29, 2018
||2018 Administrative Law Judges Reception
For a full listing of EBA events, go to www.eba-net.org/events. Follow EBA on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Illinois energy law revives renewables while aiding nuclear
Nearly a year and a half after passage, Illinois' Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) is beginning to bear fruit as seen in a revival of renewable energy development in the state, though it is also increasing costs in some areas.
Approved by the Illinois legislature in December 2016, FEJA is probably best know for instituting the first legislatively-mandated nuclear subsidies in the nation, but it also revised Illinois’ renewable energy procurement, including its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and its energy efficiency programs.
Virginia efficiency programs due for windfall, but will it be well spent?
Energy efficiency advocates worry regulators will be too conservative when evaluating cost-effectiveness.
Virginia energy efficiency programs will get a $1 billion boost over the next decade, but how much bang for the buck the state gets for that money will hinge on how utilities and regulators decide to spend the money.
Renewable energy subsidies have declined as tax credits, other policies diminish
The Collective Energy
Federal subsidies for renewable energy — including biofuels for transportation use and renewable generation of electricity — dropped to $6.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a 56 percent decline from FY 2013. Renewable subsidies in FY 2010 and FY 2013 were approximately $15 billion, more than double FY 2016 levels, as support from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) lessened.
With Volatility on All Sides, What Does the Road Ahead Look Like for Major Oil and Gas Companies? CEOs to Debate at EBA's Annual Meeting
With the regulatory environment in the Trump era rapidly evolving, and with interest rates rising and market conditions and commodity prices remaining volatile, how will oil and gas companies traverse the terrain? Join us as a panel of high-profile players in the industry gather for the opening session of 2018 EBA Annual Meeting & Conference on May 7, 2018 at 9:15 am to offer their strategic vision about the future of the oil and gas sector. Moderated by Mark Haskell of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, the panel includes Orlando Alvarez, President and CEO of the BP Energy Company, Andrew Black, President and CEO of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines and Crystal Heter, President and General Manager of the Rockies Express Pipeline at Tallgrass Energy. Online registration has ended, but you can register on-site at the conference to join hundreds of energy executives, attorneys and regulators for two days of knowledge sharing, learning and networking events. Pictured above from left to right is Mark Haskell, Orlando Alvarez, Andrew Black and Crystal Heter.
Special Events Designed to Enhance Annual Meeting Attendee Experience
Attendees to this year’s EBA Annual Meeting will enjoy more than a dozen learning events as well as numerous networking opportunities designed to give them a robust and memorable experience. However, EBA has not stopped there and has put together several special events designed to enhance their Annual Meeting participation. Please mark these special events on your calendar and make plans to attend:
Additional 2018 Annual Meeting highlights includes:
- EBA’s Book Club Selection for Spring 2018, EBA's Book Club will hold a brief networking session and then meet to discuss Encounters with the Archdruid by John McPhee, Sunday, May 6, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Presidents Sports Bar & Grille, Renaissance Downtown Hotel (just off the main lobby).
- LGBT Power Meetup is a group of energy professionals and LGBT allies to social around and at the Annual Meeting, Monday, May 7, 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Renaissance Lobby Bar.
- Charitable Foundation of the EBA Gala on Light and Hope for Puerto Rico, Monday, May 7, 5:30PM – 9:30PM (separate registration required).
- New Member and First-Timer Coffee Meetup, New EBA members and first-time Annual Meeting attendees can EBA Board members and fellow newbies in a venue designed to make new friends, 15th Squares Restaurant, Renaissance Downtown Hotel Lobby, Tuesday, May 8, 8:15AM – 9:00AM
- EBA Annual Meeting Closing Reception, sponsored by Stinson, Leonard, Street LLP and Troutman Sanders LLP, this closing reception allows attendees a last chance to visit with colleagues and new friends, Tuesday, May 8, 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Grand Ballroom South
Online registration has ended, but you can register on-site at the conference.
- Keynote address from FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre
- Five former FERC chairs sharing perspectives on where the sector is headed
- 12 policy discussions and panels including on energy mergers, the Clean Water Act and a CEO panel on oil and gas sector prospects
- 10-15 hours of MCLE credit, and an additional 1.25 hours of ethics credit
EBA Board Officer Elections to be Held on May 8 at the Annual Meeting
In accordance with Article V of the Energy Bar Association’s By-Laws, the Committee on Nominations respectfully encloses its 2018 Report.
EBA’s By-Laws provide all members the opportunity to participate in the process of nominating board members and officers to the EBA Board of Directors. In response to the request for nominations that the Committee sent in January 2017, a number of members recommended candidates for our consideration. Thank you for your recommendations.
The EBA membership will elect officers and directors for 2018-2019 at the Association’s spring 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, D.C. The election will occur at the Association’s annual business meeting to be convened during the luncheon program on May 8, 2018, at the Renaissance Downtown, 999 Ninth Street, NW.
We hope you will attend the Annual Meeting and Conference and continue to take advantage of opportunities to be involved in the Association, its regional chapters, numerous committees, and EBA’s sister boards, the EBA Charitable Foundation and the Foundation for the Energy Law Journal. Your support and involvement enables EBA to serve its members, the legal profession, and our communities.
2018 Committee on Nominations Report
Very truly yours,
The EBA Committee on Nominations
Adrienne Clair, Richard Meyer and Bob Fleishman
EBA Releases 2017-2018 Annual Report
EBA has released its 2017-2018. Among the articles in this year’s report, readers will find a message from EBA President Bob Weishaar who provides an overview of his year of service as president, a note from CEO Lisa Levine on website upgrades and advances on fostering diversity initiatives, the EBA Board for 2018-2019, details of the website upgrade, the introduction of the Jason F. Leif Chapter Service Award, chapter updates, a report on EBA’s diversity and inclusion work, EBA’s financial report, updates from the Foundation of the Energy Law Journal and Charitable Foundation of the EBA, and a message from incoming President Matt Rudolphi. Read the full report.
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.
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. Volunteer positions are also listed on EBA’s Job Board.
To view the most recent job postings, visit EBA’s Job Board.
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, (Attorney), posted 4/17/2018
- 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
To post a position, please send an email to email@example.com with the posting attached (word format or pdf).
- Energy Bar Association/CFEBA/FELJ, (Website Support), posted 4/17/2018
- Energy Bar Association/CFEBA/FELJ, (Volunteer), posted 4/17/2018
Badly Damaged Health Facilities in Puerto Rico Focus of CFEBA Gala
The devastating hurricane last fall that virtually destroyed Puerto Rico’s energy grid remains impactful as evident from the island’s blackout in April. Proceeds from this year’s CFEBA Gala on May 7 will save lives as it provides solar panels, inverters, and battery systems to health care centers located throughout Puerto Rico. Tickets are $250 Private/ $150 Government/Solo Practitioner and include a contribution to the project, as well as a cocktail reception and dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Learn more.
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