Energy Law Journal

Energy Law Journal is a trade journal focusing on Energy Law

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, 2010

Allocation of International Petroleum Licenses to National Oil Companies: Insights from the Coase Theorem
Synopsis:National Oil Companies (NOCs) are petroleum companies that are all or mostly owned by a government. NOCs, particularly those of China and India, are increasingly acquiring assets outside their own national borders, sometimes with preferential...
Editor-in-Chief's Page
A new era has arrived regarding enforcement and compliance activities and issues in U.S. wholesale electricity, natural gas, and petroleum markets. The enforcement and compliance climate has changed considerably because there are multiple arenas for...
Energy Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting
December 3, 2009Washington, D.C.PROCEEDINGSThanks to the Bar Association for inviting me to speak. Over the last 20 years, I probably have spoken four or five times at this event. Fortunately, the planners don't remember at all what I had to say on those...
Energy Bar Association Panel Discussing the Smart Grid
December 4, 2009Washington, D.C.SPEAKERSMODERATOR:Jeff DennisChair, EBA Renewable Energy and Demand-Side Management CommitteeEdison Electric InstitutePANELISTS:Joe MillerSenior Vice PresidentHorizon Energy Group(Consultant to U.S. Department of Energy,...
Energy Market Manipulation: Definition, Diagnosis, and Deterrence
Synopsis:Market manipulation is a contentious topic in all commodity markets, but especially in energy markets. Especially during the period of rapidly rising energy prices in 2006-2008, accusations that manipulation contributed to these increases were...
Implementation of Biological Sequestration Offsets in a Carbon Reduction Policy: Answers to Key Questions for a Successful Domestic Offset Program
To ensure a successful atmospheric carbon reduction policy, a domestic offset program that utilizes broad biological sequestration must be implemented in addition to conventional source emission reduction. This type of offset program will not compromise...
President's Message
Spring has arrived, and with it, an intriguing new edition of the Energy Law Journal. In this volume, you will find thoughtful writings on a number of issues of interest to energy law practitioners including articles on energy market manipulation, FERC...
Prohibiting Fraud and Deception in Wholesale Petroleum Markets: The New Federal Trade Commission Market Manipulation Rule
Synopsis:A number of regulatory agencies have long enforced prohibitions against manipulative behavior in the markets that they oversee. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Commodities Futures Trading...
Report of the Competition & Antitrust Committee
This report summarizes antitrust and competition developments of particular interest to energy law practitioners that occurred in 2009.* The topics are covered in the following order:I. BACKGROUND AND ORDER NO. 697The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...
Report of the Electricity Regulation & Compliance Committee
This report provides a summary of significant decisions, orders, or rules issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the FERC or Commission) in 2009 in the electricity regulation and compliance area. The first part of the report addresses significant...
Report of the Renewable Energy & Demand-Side Management Committee
This report summarizes a selection of federal and state legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments in renewable energy and demand-side management during 2009.* Separate sections in the renewable energy portion of this report describe hydrokinetic...
Security of Energy Supply: When Could National Policy Take Precedence over European Law?
Synopsis:The European Energy Market is currently under construction. In this complex process Member States have traditionally retained the power to secure each State's energy supply as a matter of national security. However, the European Court of Justice...
The New Ferc Enforcement: Due Process Issues in the Post-Epact 2005 Enforcement Cases
Synopsis:The Energy Policy Act of 2005 radically increased the potential penalties for alleged violations of the statutes administered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and prompted a sea-change in the agency's enforcement techniques and procedures....