Energy Law Journal

Energy Law Journal is a trade journal focusing on Energy Law

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, 2002

Energy Derivatives: Trading Emerging Markets
Energy Derivatives: Trading Emerging Markets is a collection of fourteen informative articles on fuel, power, emissions, weather and bandwith trading. The articles give the reader information on the fundamentals of the trading of these commodities (some...
In Memoriam: Max Kane
The Honorable Max Kane, who died on January 18, 2002 at the age of ninety-three, was the longest-serving member of the Administrative Law Judge corps at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He will be remembered as a judge whose career bridged the...
Legal Principles Surrounding the New Canadian and American Arctic Energy Debate
"The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold"1 I. INTRODUCTION Almost a quarter century ago, great plans were made by Canada and the United States to build a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the contiguous forty-eight...
Market Power Analysis of the Electricity Generation Sector
The issue of market power in the electricity industry is becoming increasingly important as traditional cost-of-service regulation is being replaced by markets and competition. At the federal level, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission)...
Measuring Market Power in the U.S. Electricity Business
I. INTRODUCTION Efforts to deregulate the United States' wholesale electricity business1 have dramatically increased the attention paid to the question of how to measure market power. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the FERC or the Commission)...
Meeting the Challenges of Environmental Imperatives: The Hydrocarbon Sector in Trinidad and Tobago
I. INTRODUCTION Trinidad and Tobago provides a prime example of a natural resourcebased developing economy, illustrated by its dependence on sugar in an earlier era, and now on hydrocarbons. However, in the country's quest for development, it is interesting...
Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. V. FERC
NOTE I. SUMMARY Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (Niagara),1 asserted the rate New York state law set for certain energy purchases conflicted with the federal Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) which provided a rate ceiling. Niagara alleged...
Regional Transmission Organizations: Federal Limitations Needed for Tort Liability
I. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this article is to explain why the federal government needs to limit the potential tort liability of Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and owners of transmission lines used by RTOs for economic damages attributable...
Report of the Antitrust Committee
This report summarizes antitrust developments of particular interest to energy law practitioners that occurred in the year 2001.(1) The topics are covered in the following order: (I) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice Antitrust...
Report of the Judicial Review Committee
I. ADMINISTRATIVE LAW A. Jurisdiction - Nonreviewable Agency Discretion In Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. v. FERC,(1) the Petitioner appealed a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) settlement of an enforcement action against a natural gas pipeline,...
Report of the Natural Gas Regulation Committee
This Report summarizes several major gas policy developments occurring at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) in 2001, including the FERC's: (1) interpretation and implementation of Order No. 637 on a case-by-case basis; (2)...
The Legal Problems of Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal
COMMENT I. INTRODUCTION The United States nuclear power industry produced 753.9 billion kWh of electricity in 2000.(1) This made up almost 20% of all energy consumed in the United States that year.2 The U.S. nuclear power industry also produced about...
The New Rules: A Guide to Electric Market Regulation
THE NEW RULES: A GUIDE TO ELECTRIC MARKET REGULATION by Steven Ferrey (PennWell Corp. 2000). The New Rules is a well-written guide by Steven Ferrey, who does double duty as a professor at the Suffolk University School of Law, and as an energy practitioner....
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