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FTC Settlement with Lead Generator Enumerates FCRA and Privacy Requirements for Lead Sales

USA - January 19 2022 A recent settlement between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a lead generator provides new insight into the FTC’s enforcement of sensitive…

Stablecoins and Beyond: 2022 Digital Asset Legislation Landscape

USA - January 18 2022 Will 2022 be the year of comprehensive digital asset legislation in the U.S.? In 2021, Congress waded into the digital asset policy waters through…

FERC Accepts MISO’s Revisions to its Generator Interconnection Procedures Regarding Fuel Type Changes

USA - January 18 2022 On December 30, 2021, FERC accepted the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.’s (“MISO”) revisions to its Generator Interconnection…

FERC Reverses Certain Changes to PJM Reserve Market in Voluntary Remand Proceeding

USA - January 18 2022 On December 22, 2021, FERC issued an order on voluntary remand from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C…

FERC Denies Motion to Drop Enforcement Action in GreenHat Proceeding, Sparking Dissent from Commissioner Danly

USA - January 18 2022 On January 5, 2022, FERC denied a motion of the Andrew Kittell Estate (“Kittell Estate”) to drop FERC’s enforcement action against GreenHat Energy…

FERC Affirms QF Self-Certification for a Hybrid Solar and Battery Project, Prompting Dissent from Commissioner Danly

USA - January 18 2022 On December 17, 2021, FERC affirmed a Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (“PURPA”) qualifying facility (“QF”) self-certification for the…

FERC Issues Final Rule on Transmission Line Ratings

USA - December 22 2021 On December 16, 2021, the Commission issued its final rule on transmission line ratings that reforms both the pro forma Open Access Transmission…

FERC Directs Pipeline to Respond to Potential Certificate Violations

USA - December 22 2021 On December 16, 2021, FERC ordered Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. And its subsidiary Rover Pipeline, LLC (“Rover Pipeline”) to explain why it should…

FERC Finalizes Revisions to Dam Safety Regulations

USA - December 21 2021 On December 16, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued a final rule amending its regulations governing the dam…

Department of Energy Issues Report on Hydropower Permitting

USA - December 21 2021 On October 21, the Department of Energy (DOE)’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) issued An Examination of the Hydropower Licensing and…