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legal and regulatory


10 Tips From a Legal Perspective on Rebuilding Efforts Following a Hurricane 

Damages caused by Hurricane Ida will once again force the construction, manufacturing, energy, agribusiness, retail, and travel industries to focus on best practices for responding to major events. According to Eric Ruzicka, a…


Montana District Court Vacates EPA's 'Secret Science' Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) "Secret Science" rule establishing new standards for consideration of certain "pivotal" scientific studies, which was slated to go into effect on Jan. 6 of this…


FERC Order Opens Wholesale Power Markets to DERs

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in September issued Order 2222, a final rule to remove barriers for distributed energy resource (DER) aggregators to participate in the wholesale capacity, energy,…


PURPA Modernization Promises Sweeping Changes for Utilities

More than 40 years ago, small power production facilities were germinated, fertilized, and have continued to blossom under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), a federal law passed in…


EU Unveils Key Elements of its Green Deal

The European Commission in December 2019 announced its new European Green Deal, a set of major policy and legislative proposals that position the EU as the global leader on environmental…