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Energy and climate debate - January 8, 2012

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2012

Happy New Year and welcome to the first 2012 edition of the ML Strategies’ weekly Energy and Environment Update

Green improvements

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2011

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy released a report recently that concluded that federal agencies did a better job of purchasing green products in fiscal years 2008 and 2009

RE could cause CA power gap

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2012

California Independent System Operator Corporation , which manages 80 percent of the state’s power grid, said April 12 that California’s grid may face a power generation cap of 3,500 MW by 2017 as more backup power will be needed to support growing renewable energy sources

Pipeline safety compromises

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 30 2011

House Republicans on the Transportation and Infrastructure and Energy and Commerce Committees are working to iron out differences between two bills that would reauthorize federal pipeline safety programs

PMA letter

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2012

A bipartisan group of 166 members of Congress led by Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Representatives Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Jim Matheson (D-UT) sent a letter June 5 to Energy Secretary Steven Chu calling on him to conduct more discussions with stakeholders, ratepayers, and them before moving forward with a plan to restructure the four federal power marketing administrations that provide hydropower to 20 states

Cape Wind PPA

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 19 2012

On February 15, as part of the proposed merger agreement between utility companies Northeast Utilities and NSTAR, the Massachusetts government is requiring the merged entity to enter into a 15-year contract to purchase 27.5 of the proposed Cape Wind’s electricity

Energy and climate debate - December 11, 2011

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • December 11 2011

Energy issues continued to take center stage last week as international leaders met to discuss a global climate agreement and Congressional officials continued work on tax extenders and appropriations measures

Fracking rule by year’s end

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2012

Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the president for energy and climate change, said June 25 that the administration is committed to issuing an Interior Department rule to regulate fracking on federal lands by the end of the year

CCS power purchase agreement

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2012

Under the Clean Coal Power Initiative, the Energy Department announced January 17 the first power purchase agreement in the US by a utility for electricity from a commercial-scale coal-fired power plant with carbon capture technology

Bloomberg analysis of 1705 project viability

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2011

Bloomberg Government released a new study analyzing the viability of all of the Department of Energy’s 1705 loan guarantees, and found that 87 of the loan guarantees are power generation projects that are unlikely to fail since DOE required long-term sales commitments for the generated electricity before loan guarantees would be issued