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FERC, CFTC, and State Energy Law Developments
Our colleagues in the environmental practice explain the DC Circuit’s recent decision vacating the Environmental Protection Agency’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule and discuss the implications for the Clean Power Plan.
Nevada became the sixth state to adopt an energy storage procurement goal on March 12. The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) adopted a regulation in Order No. 44671 that establishes biennial energy storage procurement goals of 100 MW by December 31, 2020, and increasing to 1 GW by 2030.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued three rules on June 19 that may give utilities new reasons to consider investing in certain plant modifications and reassessing the projected lifespans of their facilities. The rules also affect each state’s resource planning process and may contribute to changes in a state’s projected energy resource mixes. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule on August 21.
Putting aside the climate change politics swirling around US President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth,” what does the order mean for the nation’s electric generation portfolio? Can the gradual decline in the role of coal-fired generation be reversed?
The recent US presidential election results will bring new faces and policies to the energy world next year when the 115th Congress convenes and President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President–Elect Mike Pence are sworn into office. Read more about the changes for the energy industry on our nuclear blog, Up & Atom.
June 3, 2016 We host frequent webinars focused on the energy regulatory landscape.
The 5-4 decision temporarily blocks further execution of the EPA’s new plan to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants.