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California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

There is no great disagreement that the U.S. energy system is transforming. With or without additional environmental regulations, like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan, this transition is occurring. Our history and experience have demonstrated that we can weather it without threatening our uniform and non-negotiable commitment to reliability. But to do… Keep reading →

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New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.

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It’s been 60 years in the making and it’s finally here: America’s power generation fleet has changed so much since the 1950s, and especially over the last decade, that the amount of carbon we emit per megawatt-hour of electricity produced has dropped to its lowest point in recorded history. In fact, 2015 could be the… Keep reading →

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 businesses and organizations in 33 states with the Energy Star’s Partner of the Year award for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.  Awardees are helping families save money by saving energy… Keep reading →

Clean Energy Legislation In The Heartland Promises Jobs

Recycled Sewage Boosts Sydney Water Supply

Clean energy advocates tend to maintain a bi-coastal focus. No doubt my California and New York colleagues often see their states as the bellwethers when it comes to new policy initiatives. But, real innovation is taking place in Illinois, a state that national clean energy advocates tend only to fly over. For the next couple… Keep reading →

EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Discusses Administration's Climate Action Plan

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy commented Monday that construction of the Keystone XL pipeline would not spell doom for the planet. McCarthy was asked about the climate impact of Keystone XL at an event hosted by Politico’s Mike Allen. “No, I don’t think that any one issue is a disaster for the climate… nor do I… Keep reading →

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Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Insight for Industry – Capital-Intensive Wind Energy Projects Will Rely on Streamlined Processes and Supportive Policies Continued wind industry growth depends on near- and long-term actions that can facilitate continued cost reductions, add transmission capacity, and streamline permitting activities to complement government policies. Domestic wind deployment has increased in recent years despite low natural gas… Keep reading →

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U.S. energy markets overseen by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2014 were impacted by extreme weather and changes in the mix of electric generation resources, according to a report by Commission staff.

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Some important context to the new federal hydraulic fracturing rule announced by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The chart below shows the recent trend in federal onshore energy development: It’s not an inspiring picture. Since BLM deals with onshore energy, let’s look at oil and natural gas output together, measured in barrels of oil… Keep reading →

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