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Ohio Enacts Sweeping Energy Legislation: HB 6 Bails Out Nuclear, Coal Rolls Back Renewables And Energy Efficiency Opponents Pursue Referendum
Ohio's longstanding energy policy debate came to a (temporary) conclusion on July 23, 2019, when Governor Mike DeWine (R) signed House Bill (HB) 6 into law.
United States
11 Sep 2019
Ohio General Assembly Extends County's Option To Grant "Payment In Lieu Of Taxes" For Energy Projects
As the renewable energy industry continues to grow and alternative forms of clean energy (wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, biomass, etc.) proliferate nationwide,
United States
26 Jul 2019
What Business Leaders Need To Know About The Latest Emerging Contaminants: PFAS/PFOA
Over the last several months, media reports on the next set of emerging contaminants, per- and polyfluoroalkyl PFAS/PFOA have exploded.
United States
24 Jul 2019
The Fight Over Defining Wotus "Burn(S) On": Practical Implications Of The 2019 Proposed Rule Revising The Definition Of Wotus For Municipalities And Local Units Of Government
On February 14, 2019, the Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rule entitled "Revised Definition of Waters of the United States," (the "2019 Proposed Rule").
United States
3 May 2019
Will Supreme Court Determine That Power Markets Are Competitive Markets, Or Do They Remain The Province Of Parochialism?
The first question, of course, is whether the United States Supreme Court even grants the petition, which, at this point, is an improbable result.
United States
28 Jan 2019
Comments On NHTSA/EPA's Claim That Fuel Economy Standards Must Be Frozen To Save Lives
In a recent Client Alert, Will Increasing Fuel Economy Standards Really Make Cars Less Safe? NHTSA and the EPA's Proposal to Freeze Fuel Economy Standards at 2020 Levels,
United States
20 Dec 2018
Exempt Now And Forever More? Not So, Taxpayer
Like many states, Florida has enacted a renewable energy device exemption legislation that is intended to incentivize construction of residential ...
United States
13 Nov 2018
Will Increasing Fuel Economy Standards Really Make Cars Less Safe? NHTSA And The EPA's Proposal To Freeze Fuel Economy Standards At 2020 Levels
In 2012, the EPA and NHTSA enacted new fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks for the 2016 through 2020 model years that increased year over year.
United States
2 Oct 2018
Energy Property Tax Assessments — Ensuring Positive Cash Flow After The Period Of Economic Growth
Often, when the economy hums along and grows, taxpayers overlook a major operating expense in their cash flow — property taxes (both real and personal).
United States
2 Oct 2018
IRS Issues New Guidance On Rules For ITC Qualification
The Investment Tax Credit for Solar Power (the "ITC") is a tax credit offered to individuals and businesses based on the amount they invest in eligible solar energy conversion facilities.
United States
16 Aug 2018
What Happened To The De-Regulated Wholesale Transmission Market?
In LSP Transmission Holdings, LLC v. Lange, 2018 WL 3075976 (D. Minn. June 21, 2018), a court upheld a "traditional" state-based regulation approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ...
United States
26 Jul 2018
Great Lakes Water Diversions – Continued Controversy
The Wisconsin DNR approved the transfer of 7 MGD from Lake Michigan to an area outside the Great Lakes Basin.
United States
11 Jul 2018
Ohio Revises Administrative Regulations Associated With Commercial-Scale Wind Farms
On March 15, 2018, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) finalized proposed additions and revisions to administrative regulations associated with commercial scale wind farms.
United States
22 May 2018
Blurring Necessity And Just Compensation – Pipeline Development Dilemma
As renewable energy increases, and with coal being phased out, landowners and environmental advocacy groups have begun to focus on pipeline development, concentrating on the "need" to account for...
United States
4 May 2018
Energy Valuation – The Overvaluation Of Nuclear And Fossil Fuel Generation
At one point, nuclear and coal generation facilities were the most valuable generation properties for property assessment purposes.
United States
5 Apr 2018
Natural Gas Act Preempts Local Efforts To Preclude Construction Of Compressor Station
As the recent decision in Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC v. Weymouth Conservation Commission illustrates...
United States
19 Mar 2018
Strategic Electricity Interties Between Canada And The United States
On December 13, 2017, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources published a report highlighting six recommendations to the Canadian government on the need for strategic electricity interties ...
21 Feb 2018
Solar Made More Costly Without Benefit To U.S. Manufacturers
On January 22, 2018, President Trump announced his intention to impose a tariff-rate quota on imported crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells and modules under Section 202 of the Trade Act of 1974 ...
United States
5 Feb 2018
Refiling Application With State, Restarts 401 One-Year Clock
Although it granted Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC's request, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") refused to overrule New York's denial of a Clean Water Act ("CWA") permit ...
United States
23 Jan 2018
Kentucky's Limited Energy Renewable Incentives
In August 2007, Kentucky enacted the Incentives for Energy Independence Act (IEIA) program (KRS 154.27-010 through 154.27-090).
United States
16 Jan 2018
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