Energy Law Journal

Energy Law Journal is a trade journal focusing on Energy Law

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, 2008

Asian Amperes: Chinese Electric Power
Synopsis:The development of the electric power industry in China and of its regulatory milieu follows in many respects the pattern established in the United States and in most of the rest of the world. But while the emergence of competition in lieu of...
Canaries in the Coal Mine: Facts from Securities Fraud Private Civil Actions Can Identify Intent to Manipulate Energy Markets
Synopsis:Congress modeled its Energy Policy Act of 2005 market manipulation provisions on longstanding federal securities law. The EPAct 2005 specifically declared unlawful, for energy markets, any manipulative or deceptive device or contrivance, as...
Changing Resources, Changing Market: The Impact of a National Renewable Portfolio Standard on the U.S. Energy Industry
Synopsis: The U.S. Congress recently passed a new energy bill that, until that last minute, included provisions that would have established a national renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The RPS would have required electric utilities to procure a certain...
Climate Change Law: An Introduction
Synopsis:Climate change law is a new and rapidly developing area of law. This article explains the basic elements of climate change law, with a particular focus on those issues that promise to be important for a considerable time as well as the major...
"Decoupling" for Energy Distributors: Changing 19th Century Tariff Structures to Address 21st Century Energy Markets
Synopsis:In 21st century energy markets, energy distribution systems are wrestling with tariff designs left over from the 19th century when gas distributors manufactured their own gas, and electricity distributors generated their own power. For both,...
Developing Energy Policy for Europe: A Finnish Perspective on Energy Cooperation in the European Union
Synopsis:Traditionally, energy policy within the European Union (EU) has fallen within the jurisdiction of individual member states. In the recent years the member states and the European Commission have acknowledged that a joint European Energy Policy...
Eba Climate Change Primer: Cap and Trade
Energy Bar Association Presentation - November 30, 2007PANELISTSBRIAN MCLEANDirector, Environmental Protection AgencyOffice of Atmospheric ProgramsDALLAS BURTRAW, PH.D.Senior FellowResources for the FutureFRANZ LITZSenior FellowWorld Resources InstituteJEFF...
Eba Climate Change Primer: Financing a Renewable Project
Energy Bar Association Presentation - November 30, 2007PANELISTSKERRY DUKESChief Executive OfficerArdour Capital InvestmentsROGER FELDMANAndrews KurthROBERT B. MCKINSTRY, JR.Ballard Spahr Andrews & IngersollMERRILL KRAMERPresident and CEOAlternegy...
Editor-in-Chief's Message
"We don't solve the [climate change] problem by wishing it away." - Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund at the Wall Street Journal's Economics Conference, March 13, 2008Change is the watchword of the day. But what does this illusive...
Energy Autonomy: Getting Serious about Renewable Energy
ENERGY AUTONOMY: GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY, by Hermann Scheer, Earthscan 2007.Reviewed by Darrell Blakeway*Dr. Hermann Scheer, member of the German Bundestag since 1980, is a distinguished leader of the world renewable energy community,...
IN MEMORIAM: Michael E. Small
Michael E. Small, of McLean, VA, passed away on February 5, 2008, from complications arising from multiple myeloma. Mike Small was a managing shareholder at the law firm of Wright & Talisman, P.C. He is survived by his wife, Rachel, and his sons,...
National Renewable Portfolio Standard: Smart Policy or Misguided Gesture?
Synopsis: Concern over emissions and climate change has led over half of the states to enact "renewable portfolio standard" (RPS) legislation requiring regulated electric utilities to obtain some fraction of their power requirements from sources defined...
President's Message
The 2006 EBA Member Survey indicates that over 70% of the membership reads the Energy Law Journal. It represents one of the many benefits provided by the Foundation of the Energy Law Journal and EBA. This issue of the Journal continues its remarkable...
Report of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
This report addresses selected recent developments relating to the use of ADR in the energy industry.1 Among other things, it provides updated information and statistics on the use of ADR at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission)...
Report of the Judicial Review Committee
This report sumarizes cases reviewing decisions made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The time frame covered by this report is January 2007 to December 2007.I. ADMINISTRATIVELAWA. RipenessThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or...
Report of the Renewable Energy Committee
This report summarizes decisions and policy developments that have occurred in the area of renewable energy.1 The time frame covered by this report is January 2007 to December 2007.I. INTRODUCTIONWhile, technically, the renewable energy movement is four...

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