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 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?
Download PDF Stephen Heifetz and Michael Gershberg* Until recently, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee) rarely affected domestic energy projects. That has changed, and CFIUS now actively reviews and sometimes alters transactions … [Read more...] about Why Are Foreign Investments in Domestic Energy Projects Now Under CFIUS Scrutiny?
Download PDF Joshua C. Zive* I. Introduction The role of foreign investment in the U.S. energy sector has changed significantly in recent years. The development of domestic oil and gas resources has resulted in a significant increase in foreign interest in … [Read more...] about Unreasonable Delays: CFIUS Reviews of Energy Transactions