Major Drought Impacts California Flower Industry

In an age where technology enables consumers to track their meal from field to table, and beverages from orchard to refrigerator, sustainability has become an increasingly powerful market force. Customer demand for information is leading to improved labeling and sourcing information that is impacting supplier behavior across a broad range of consumer and business goods.… Keep reading →

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ordered the New York Independent System Operator, Inc. to reopen and resettle billings for electricity it supplied during the November/December 2012 billing periods, and to refund to DWT client GDF Suez Energy Resources, NA over-charges erroneously billed to Suez as a result of Hurricane Sandy. GDF Suez Energy Resources, NA v. New York Independent System Operator, Inc. and Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., 149 FERC ¶ 61,257 (2014). Suez was represented in this proceeding by Jim Mitchell, a partner in the Washington, DC office of DWT.

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The moment you get home and turn on the television or pick up the newspaper, arresting headlines grab your attention. And water has been taking prime spot in breaking news – now more than ever before. Here’s just a small sample: “Texas drought forces a town to sip from a truck” (New York Times, 3… Keep reading →

NJ Beach Town Devastated By Hurricane Sandy Tears Down Storm-Damaged Homes

Weather-related risk is keeping insurers up at night. The bill to clean up Hurricane Sandy along the East Coast came in at a staggering $70 billion, but government and private insurers were able to cobble the funds together. However, an even more serious disaster or series of disasters could shred the social safety net, permanently… Keep reading →