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Upcoming hearings

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

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing January 25 to consider President Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline

Electric industry seeks to overturn FERC rule

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 10 2012

A lawsuit filed on June 6 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by the Electric Power Supply Association, the American Public Power Association, Edison Electric Institute, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, seeks to overturn a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule compensating business customers for reducing power usage, arguing that the rule will unfairly subsidize large business customers

CRS fossil fuels subsidy report

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2012

The Congressional Research Service released a report March 5 finding that after years of resistance, the atmosphere could be changing enough for Congress to repeal tax breaks for oil and gas industry

LNG report released

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

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing in November to gain a better understanding on the laws and regulations governing liquefied natural gas exports and how those exports might affect the domestic market

12th Major Economies Forum held

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2011

The Department of State hosted diplomats from twenty countries September 16-17 for the 12th Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change

NRC’s review of Southern Co.'s two new nuclear reactors given final schedule

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 7 2011

The NRC announced that it will complete a licensing review of Southern Company’s two new nuclear reactors by this December

Green Goods and Services

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2012

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics released their first ever Green Goods and Services report last week, which found 3.1 million jobs, or 2.4 percent of total U.S. employment in 2010, were associated with the production of green goods and service

Legislation introduced

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2012

Congressmen Ed Markey (D-CA), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced legislation (H.R. 3900) February 3 to ensure that oil transported through the Keystone XL pipeline is used to reduce domestic dependence on Middle Eastern oil

Water to account for 15 percent electricity by 2030

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

Speaking at the National Hydropower Association’s annual conference April 16, Jose Zayas, program manager of the Department of Energy’s wind and water power program, said that the agency is seeking to obtain 15 percent of the country’s electricity from conventional hydropower and other water-powered sources by 2030

EPA emissions won’t jeopardize reliability

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2011

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff told the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power September 14 that a suite of Environmental Protection Agency rulemakings aimed at reducing electricity industry emissions will not jeopardize the reliability of the domestic electric grid