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Legal & Regulatory


FERC, energy markets, reliability, natural gas delivery

The Tales of Battery Energy Storage System Permitting Process

According to Elon Musk, solar and batteries go together like peanut butter and jelly. The sustainability of renewable energy relies on the deployment of energy storage systems for the storage…



IRA’s Impact on Power Generation: Clock Is Ticking to Maximize New Tax Credits

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) includes the largest clean energy incentive effort in U.S. history. It builds on the energy initiatives included in 2009’s American Reinvestment Recovery Act,…


Labor Department Shuns Trump-Era ‘Anti-ESG’ Measures

The Biden administration has reversed a controversial Trump-era rule that barred plan fiduciaries from considering climate change and other environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors when choosing retirement investments and…


NERC Warns of Tight Generation Resources, Fuel Supply Issues This Winter

Power shortfalls could be rife over the next three months across a large portion of the North American bulk power system (BPS), particularly during extreme and prolonged cold conditions, the…


Four Large-Scale Solar Projects Fined $1.34M for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have settled to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act with four separate large-scale solar farm owners in…


FERC: Investors with Utility Board Members are Affiliates

Building on analysis in its February 2021 Public Citizen, Inc. v. Centerpoint Energy, Inc. opinion, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued decisions in Evergy Kansas, Inc. (Evergy) and…