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What Georgia electric suppliers and economic developers should know about electric service rights to new premises locating in wholly new municipalities or consolidatedannexed areas
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2013

With 159 counties (second only to Texas for most in the country) and 536 municipalities, including seven consolidated governments, the trend in


RUS suspends loan program for new coal-fired plants; announces funding for renewables
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2008

In response to a request from the White House Office of Management and Budget the USDA's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has announced the suspension of a loan program for coal-fired power plants


EPA issues final new source performance standards and national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants reviews for the oil and natural gas sector
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2012

Today, the EPA issued final air rules for the oil and natural gas sector as mandated by the Clean Air Act


Does litigation on the Endangered Species Act cost jobs and prevent the purpose of the act itself?
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA), held their first of multiple oversight hearings today on the Endangered Species Act


FERC asserts jurisdiction over bundled REC sales
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2012

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued an order to clarify the circumstance under which its regulatory authority extends over sales of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs); specifically, when such a sale is bundled with the sale of electric energy at wholesale


Communities for a Better Environment v. City of Richmond: climate change mitigation measures do not stand muster under CEQA
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2010

In Communities for a Better Environment v. City of Richmond, the California Court of Appeals overturned an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the retrofitting and expansion of an oil refinery


Court of Appeals blocks EnviroPower coal-fired power plant
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2008

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Sierra Club a win yesterday by blocking EnviroPower, LCC from building a coal-fired power plant in southern Illinois


Railroad Commission of Texas proposes tax reduction
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2007

The Railroad Commission of Texas has released a proposed amendment of sections 3.50 and 3.80 of Title 16 of the Texas Administrative Code, as well as Chapter 202 of the Texas Tax Code


FERC assesses penalties for late qualifying facility self-certifications
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2012

A recent order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “the Commission”) demonstrates the importance of timely compliance with the qualifying facilities (“QF”) regulations


PaDEP releases technical guidance for air aggregation determinations
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2011

On October 12, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP) released draft technical guidance for single source determinations for oil and gas operations, otherwise known as “air aggregation” determinations