Energy Sector


Cyber-risks have become a part of life in American business, and the energy sector is certainly not exempt from these dangers.


(SEOUL, South Korea) – U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and Republic of Korea (ROK) Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-Yul co-chaired the first meeting of the U.S.-ROK High Level Bilateral Commission (HLBC) in Seoul, South Korea, this week.  The HLBC is an essential element of the successor U.S.-ROK “Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Peaceful Uses… Keep reading →

Northeast Debates Benefits And Dangers Of Hydrofracking

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

Is the U.S. electric grid ready for solar storms and other geomagnetic disturbances? Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposed approving a new reliability standard for the grid to address its vulnerability to these hazards.

The Most Influential, Unimplemented Federal Rule In History

Lawmakers Work On Capitol Hill During The Final Hours Before Federal Budget Deadline

The Clean Power Plan, as proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency last year, would limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants for the first time in history.

ECO:nomics 2015 – Top 10 Takeaways

Markets Stabilise After Turbulence Last Week

From March 25 to 27, the Wall Street Journal brought energy stakeholders from around the world to Santa Barbara, California. Titled “ECO:nomics 2015,” the program focused on the biggest issues confronting business and the environment, including investing trends, the latest innovations and market disruptions, the environmental movement’s future, the horizon of energy policy, and the meaning of “sustainability.”

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

On March 26, 2015, the Department of the Interior formally published a comprehensive set of new rules regarding Hydraulic Fracturing, commonly known as “fracking.” Several years in the making, the new rules — which go into effect on June 25, 2015 — touch upon virtually every aspect of fracking operations on federal and tribal lands.

Power Surge: TCPA Litigation And The Energy Industry

Electric power lines

Few industries have been spared from the recent wave of class actions filed under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). The energy sector is no exception.

Drone Photography Raises Questions About Privacy And Safety

With a little over one month to go in the comment period on the FAA’s proposed rules for the Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and facing the prospect of at least another year before those rules become final, many energy and infrastructure companies are moving forward with their small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) plans under the FAA’s existing rules.

Battle Looms For Coastal Wetland In Southern California

The projections as to the near- and medium-term future of oil and gas prices are mixed – to say the least. Irrespective of the direction prices ultimately go, industry is faced with significant uncertainty and companies in all industry sectors are evaluating their businesses and how they can best manage the uncertainty.

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