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Bicycle Taxi In Paris

 What is the Status of National Processes to Define post-2020 Emission Reduction Targets? Last week, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the so-called ‘Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report’ of its fifth scientific climate assessment since 1990 thereby updating its 2007 climate assessment (Breaking Energy IPCC coverage here). You guessed right – according… Keep reading →

Mikhail Khodorkovsky Holds First Press Conference Since Prison Release

A European court ruled former Russian oil company Yukos’ shareholders are entitled to $50 billion because the Russian government illegally expropriated assets and orchestrated the firm’s demise. Collecting the money, however, will be no easy task. “It is the tribunal’s view that Yukos was the object of a series of politically-motivated attacks by the Russian… Keep reading →

Democratic National Convention: Day 1

Breaking Energy readers: Do you have experience working with lawyers who specialize in energy industry sectors? Does your company have relationships with law firms known for their energy practices? We want to hear your opinions on the relative strengths and weaknesses of law firms with energy practices. Click here to access our brief survey and… Keep reading →

Tattersalls Auction

As we continue to bolster our energy industry coverage – layering voices from a variety of influential stakeholders on top of our original reporting – Breaking Energy now features “Law Firm Perspectives,” which include legally-focused analysis briefs from firms with leading energy practices. The feed is powered by JDSupra. A major component of our editorial strategy… Keep reading →

Louisiana Assesses Coastline Erosion

Louisiana’s coastline is getting washed out to sea and a lawsuit designed to make oil and gas companies pay for the damage now rages. Some believe a creative financing solution – that involves federal, state and private funding – is needed to foot the more than $50 billion dollar bill over 50 years. “Companies will… Keep reading →

British Government Signs A Deal For New Nuclear Power Plant

By Arjun Kharpal U.K. regulator Ofgem has called for a full investigation into the country’s energy market, to “clear the air” over competition and whether the public is being ripped off. The move comes amid rising anger towards the so-called “Big Six” energy companies which have been accused of hiking energy bills to boost their… Keep reading →

San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs

The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance,… Keep reading →

Chevron Argues In U.S. Court That 18 Billion Dollar Judgement In Ecuador Court Was Obtained Thru Bibery

As the courts continue to decipher myriad legal issues stemming from pollution that occurred decades ago in an Ecuadorian rainforest region, today Chevron won a decision that stated a previous multibillion dollar judgment had been obtained by fraud. The pollution occurred during oil development activities undertaken by Texaco and national oil company Petroecuador from the… Keep reading →

FERC, CFTC Agreement Finally Inked

CFTC And SEC Heads Testify Before Senate Appropriations Committee

The recent memoranda of understanding (“MOUs”) entered between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (”CFTC”) made significant progress towards alleviating the long-time tension between the two agencies. On January 2, 2014, the FERC and the CFTC signed two MOUs on jurisdiction (“Jurisdiction MOU”) and information sharing (“Information Sharing MOU”)… Keep reading →

Natural Gas Prices In Midwest Could Jump Over 70% After Katrina

Northern Illinois residents are challenging natural gas distributor – Nicor Gas – in a class action suit that alleges the company misrepresented to customers the benefits of its gas-line insurance program, known as ComfortGuard, for which they paid a $60 annual fee. The utility recorded millions of phone calls over the course of a decade… Keep reading →

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