The EBA’s Practices Steering Committee and the Gas, Oils and Liquids Steering Committee have published their energy sector reports summarizing significant regulatory and legal developments. Both reports are part of Volume 44.2 of the Energy Law Journal which is available on the FELJ website.
On November 16, 2023, the EBA’s Young Lawyers Council (YLC) hosted a career chat featuring FERC Commissioner Mark Christie. The event drew Washington, DC area law students and early-career energy attorneys for an informal discussion featuring advice and observations from Commissioner Christie’s career.
Want to revisit some of the 2023 Mid-Year Energy Forum’s best moments? Check out our photo gallery!
The theme of this year’s forum: Regulating a Modern Resource Mix
Industry expert podcasts to help young energy lawyers stay abreast of current events, challenges, and perspectives in the energy law and policy space.
Attendees heard from a variety of energy industry experts in panels highlighting energy transition project financing, the future of clean power, transmission development, and more!
The EBA selected Senator Lisa Murkowski (R- Alaska) as the recipient of the Energy Bar Association’s prestigious President’s Award. This award is given to individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the profession or to the development of energy law over a long career and to those who have advanced significant change to the energy law landscape.
New Board Members and Special Awards Also Announced at 2023 Annual Meeting & Conference, with a Keynote from FERC Commissioner Alison Clements
In the Spring 2022 issue of the EBA Brief, Harvey Reiter highlighted a significant legal development that implicated the authority of federal regulatory agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). This article picks up where Reiter’s left off to address West Virginia v. EPA—the most recent Supreme Court case involving the major questions doctrine, and the first Supreme Court majority opinion expressly referencing and exploring the doctrine.
An active debate is currently underway as to how hydrogen pipelines can and should be regulated. Within this debate are those who believe hydrogen pipelines are (and should be) subject to regulation under the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA), which currently governs pipelines carrying oil, petroleum products, and natural gas liquids (NGLs), and those who believe hydrogen pipelines are (or should be) regulated under the Natural Gas Act (NGA).