Energy Law Journal

Energy Law Journal is a trade journal focusing on Energy Law

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

A Comparison of Anti-Manipulation Rules in U.S. and Eu Electricity and Natural Gas Markets: A Proposal for a Common Standard
Synopsis: In this paper, we describe the development and current status of anti- manipulation rules as they apply to wholesale electricity and natural gas markets in the United States and the European Union, including the institutions that are responsible...
Energy Law & Policy
ENERGY LAW & POLICYGordon Kaiser and Bob Heggie, Editors, Carswell 2011In Energy Law & Policy,1 Gordon Kaiser and Bob Heggie make an important contribution to the literature on law and policy in the continually evolving electricity and gas sectors....
Has the "Complete and Permanent Bond of Protection" Provided by Ferc Refunds Eroded in the Transition to Market-Based Rates?
Synopsis: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission), and its predecessor, the Federal Power Commission, have a long history of providing refunds to consumers for rates collected by natural gas companies or public utilities that are...
Report of the Competition & Antitrust Committee
This report summarizes antitrust and competition developments of particular interest to energy law practitioners that occurred in 2011.*I. COURT CASESA. Kay Electric Cooperative v. City of NewkirkIn Kay Electric Cooperative v. City of Newkirk, the United...
Report of the Compliance & Enforcement Committee
This report of the Compliance & Enforcement Committee summarizes key federal enforcement and compliance developments in 2011 including certain decisions, orders, actions, and rules of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodity...
Report of the Demand-Side Resources & Smart Grid Committee
This report summarizes a selection of legislative and regulatory developments at the federal and state level in the areas of Smart Grid and demand-side resources during 2011.*I. SMART GRID DEVELOPMENTSA. Federal Activity1. FERC and NIST Smart Grid ActivityIn...
Report of the Electricity Regulation Committee
This report provides a summary of the significant decisions, orders, or rules issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the FERC or Commission) in 2011 in the electricity regulation area. The first part of the report addresses significant rulemaking...
Report of the Finance & Transactions Committee
The period covered by this report is July 1, 2011, through January 20, 2012.*I. OVERVIEW OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DODD-FRANK TITLE VIIThe Finance and Transaction Committee Report published in the 2011 Energy Law Journal (2011 Report),1...
Report of the International Energy Law & Transactions Committee
This Report summarizes three areas of significant development in European Union (EU) energy policy development in recent years. First, it describes the creation of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators. As described below, this agency replaces...
Report of the Judicial Review Committee
This report summarizes cases reviewing decisions by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other cases pertinent to energy regulation. The time frame covered by this report is January 2011 through December 2011.*I. ADMINISTRATIVE LAWA. Displacement...
Report of the Renewable Energy Committee
This report summarizes key legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments affecting renewable energy, both on a state and federal level, during 2011. This report is organized by region, with key information presented for each state that has had significant...
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
THE QUEST: ENERGY, SECURITY, AND THE REMAKING OF THE MODERN WORLDBy Daniel Yergin, Penguin Press 2011Daniel Yergin has done much for the reputation of oil as a central figure on the world stage over the course of the 20th Century. While others have chronicled...
Unconventional Bridges over Troubled Water - Lessons to Be Learned from the Canadian Oil Sands as the United States Moves to Develop the Natural Gas of the Marcellus Shale Play
Synopsis: As North America's energy demands grow in the face of diminishing conventional fossil fuel resources, unconventional oil and gas figures to play an increasingly important role. This article assesses two important unconventional fossil fuel...
When Did Congress Deem Indian Lands Public Lands?: The Problem of Blm Exercising Oil and Gas Regulatory Jurisdiction in Indian Country
Synopsis: Oil and gas development in Indian Country is unlike energy development anywhere else in the nation. Tribes and operators must navigate a labyrinthine regulatory process that entails nearly fifty steps and requires approvals from four Department...