Energy Law Journal

Energy Law Journal is a trade journal focusing on Energy Law

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, 2003

Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc. V. Pataki
I. INTRODUCTIONSince entering into a 1997 settlement agreement, the Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Ed) had been permitted to utilize a fuel adjustment clause (FAC) to pass through costs to its ratepayers. In February 2000, a steam tube...
Electricity Deregulation: Lessons Learned from California
I. INTRODUCTIONIs electricity deregulation worth pursuing? Or has the failed California "experiment" illustrated that the concept is so inherently flawed that all such efforts should be abandoned? In this article, we examine these questions within the...
Electricity in Transition: Implications for Regulation and Antitrust
I. INTRODUCTIONThere is now a good body of experience with transition from regulation to competition in the U.S. and abroad. Critics and advocates alike would admit that regulatory reform in industries such as airlines, telecommunications, and trucking...
In Memoriam
Richard (Dick) A. Rosan, who died on January 16, 2003 at 90, after a short illness, was one of those extraordinary persons we are blessed to know as we travel through life. His contributions to the energy bar, his clients, and the law were legion, his...
In Memoriam
Lewis Carroll, age 82, retired Vice President and General Counsel of Washington Gas Light Company, died on February 20, 2003 after suffering a stroke.Mr. Carroll had an extensive legal career; much of it devoted to energy law matters. Before joining...
Investing in the "Plain Vanilla" Utility
During the high-flying days of the power generating-power trading bubble, when prices skyrocketed and wheelers dealed, utility managers and investors looked down on the dull, regulated wire businesses. Why settle for low returns when riches beckoned?...
May the FERC Rely on Markets to Set Electric Rates?
I. INTRODUCTIONIn the aftermath of spectacular failures of electricity markets it previously approved, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accelerated its pursuit of a deregulatory agenda for the electric utilities and services under its...
Report of the Antitrust Committee
This report summarizes antitrust developments of particular interest to energy law practitioners that occurred in the year 2002. The topics are covered in the following order:I. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice Antitrust Division...
Report of the Electric Utility Regulation Committee
I. INTRODUCTIONOver the past year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has issued a number of decisions that have significantly affected the evolution of regional transmission organizations (RTO) in the United States, as well...
Report of the Natural Gas Regulation Committee
This Report summarizes several major natural gas cases and policy developments that occurred at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) in 2002. During much of 2002, the Commission focused on allegations of market power abuse, manipulation,...
Report of the Oil Pipeline Regulation Committee
This report summarizes significant developments with respect to oil pipeline regulation that occurred during the period beginning in January 2001. Because of their significance to oil pipeline regulation, the report also includes the Federal Energy Regulatory...
The Hydrogen Economy
This book is a thoughtful and readable presentation about how the hydrogen-based energy era will in the near future replace the fossil fuel energy era that began over a century ago. The author, who has written fifteen other non-fiction books dealing...
The Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002
I. INTRODUCTIONOn December 17, 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 (Act).1 Pipeline safety was the one piece of energy legislation with enough momentum to emerge from the otherwise unsuccessful efforts...