New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

Renewable energy, and its role in energy future, is an intense topic that spans across all corners of the energy spectrum. For example, our recent Mexican Energy Series featured a lively discussion of whether Mexico is on course for the 2024 target of 35% renewable energy, and what this pledge means for the country. Each year, as… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

In recent weeks we’ve encouraged U.S. negotiators in ongoing talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement to ensure that energy-supporting provisions remain in NAFTA. For a simple reason: NAFTA works for U.S. energy. NAFTA’s zero tariffs on exchanged goods, market access and trade liberalization have helped foster economic growth, generate consumer benefits and increase U.S. energy security within… Keep reading →

Cross-Border Investigations Update

Iguacu Falls A Finalist In New Seven Wonders Of Nature Contest

This issue of Skadden’s semiannual Cross-Border Investigations Update takes a close look at recent cases, regulatory activity and other key developments.

Santa Ana Winds Stoke Wildfires In Southern California

In 2014, NASA scientists published their discovery of a methane “hot spot” hovering over New Mexico’s San Juan Basin. The 2,500-square-mile methane cloud is the largest area of elevated methane concentration ever measured in the U.S., and is so big scientists can spot it from space. While some have tried to debate the cause of… Keep reading →


Following energy reform in 2013, oil and gas industry expansion in Mexico is moving full steam ahead. The first round of bidding for Mexico-owned deep-water oil leases wrapped last December, ushering in a slew of private companies like ExxonMobil and Chevron for the first time since the 1930s. Additional leases for land that will become… Keep reading →

North American Leaders Announce Energy Plan

Some of the 24,000 mirrors called "helio

On June 29, 2016, the North American Climate, Energy, and Environment Partnership was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, Canada.

Canada Border Crossings

Mexican President Peña Nieto today formalized Mexico’s plan to join the U.S. and Canada in making oil and gas methane reductions a national priority, marking yet another country taking leadership to address this extremely potent greenhouse gas. The three leaders agreed that each of their countries would develop rules to cut up to 45 percent… Keep reading →


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – In support of the objectives of the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial in San Francisco, the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Mexico’s Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Ernest Moniz, United States’ Secretary of Energy, reviewed their cooperative efforts underway to… Keep reading →

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

There are more than twenty bilateral unitization Treaties and Joint Development Agreements in place today between governments that share an international boundary.

China Daily Life - Pollution

The IEA has stated that if commitments at the Paris Climate Summit are met, it would result in rapid slowdown in growth of carbon from the energy sector. [The Guardian] Mexico is planning to quadruple its wind-power capacity as part of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s effort to transform the country’s energy industry. [Bloomberg] A federal… Keep reading →

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