Download PDF Craig Stein & Paul N. Watterson, Jr.* One of the fundamental changes that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) made in the financial markets has been to force most over-the-counter swap transactions onto … [Read more...] about New Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps
Download PDF Harvey L. Reiter* I. Introduction Over the past fifteen years, many states—twenty-nine at last count—have adopted renewable portfolio standards (RPS) as a means both to reduce their dependence on imported fossil fuels and to combat climate change. … [Read more...] about When is Renewable not Renewable? The Constitutionality of State Laws Denying New Large Canadian Hydroelectric Projects Treatment as Renewable Resources
Download PDF Matthew F. Kluchenek* This article examines the role of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) in regulating transactions in environmental commodities, such as renewable energy certificates (“RECs”), emissions allowances, carbon offsets and carbon … [Read more...] about The Status of Environmental Commodities Under the Commodity Exchange Act
Download PDF David B. Raskin* I. Introduction Recent published reports point toward a growing conviction that the demand for utility service from the U.S. electric grid may soon decline, perhaps substantially, due to the expanding use of distributed generation. … [Read more...] about The Regulatory Challenge Of Distributed Generation
Download PDF Linda E. Carlisle, Daniel A. Hagan and Jane E. Rueger* The so-called “shale revolution” has upset traditional notions of supply and demand centers for natural gas and crude oil. Demand centers in the Northeast traditionally needed to import natural gas or oil … [Read more...] about Investing in U.S. Pipeline Infrastructure: Could the Proposed Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act Spur New Investment?