Mid-May is a great time to be in Washington, DC—the city will be in full bloom and the weather is perfect for taking in the sights before the full crush of summer tourists arrive. For those planning to attend the EBA Conference and Annual Meeting on May 11-12, 2023, consider staying for the weekend after the conference and enjoying all that Washington has to offer.
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).
EBA’s Southern Chapter event was held in both Richmond, VA and Atlanta, GA with an option to connect virtually. Topics include transactive energy, cryptocurrency mining and blockchain applications for grid modernization, and a director and general counsels’ panel.
Thank you to Sebastian Luengo-Troncoso, whose article The Chilean Case on Improving Power Transmission was the topic of the February 23, 2023 FELJ Author Talk, moderated by Justin Mirabal and hosted at the Dentons DC office.
On January 18, White & Case LLP graciously hosted the EBA Northeast Chapter Winter Summit, which drew an excited crowd over over 100 people with both in-person and virtual attendance.
On January 20, 2023, the EBA’s Southern Chapter hosted a road show event at Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, Tennessee.