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by: Lynn Kerr McKay and Rachel Tennis

On December 1, 2016, EPA signed a proposed rule setting forth financial responsibility requirements for the hardrock mining industry under Section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”). The energy industry, among others, will also find this proposed rule of interest because, on the same day, EPA announced its intention to move forward with the regulatory process for three other classes of facilities: chemical manufacturing, petroleum and coal products manufacturing, and electric power generation, transmission, and distribution. Read more

by: Tim Burbury

District energy projects are on the rise across the world. This article explores ten best practices related to the tendering of these projects. Read more

by: Cynthia AM Stroman

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (the Act). Passed with significant bipartisan support, the Act is the first major update to a federal environmental statute in more than 20 years and the first update ever for the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. For many new or revised provisions, the Act establishes a timeline for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct rulemaking or take other action, but certain provisions took effect immediately. The revised requirements for confidential business information (CBI) claims are one such provision, with immediate implications for companies in the energy sector now preparing their reports under the 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule.Read more

by: Tim Burbury and Timothy Smith

Public private partnerships may offer the solution for the Gulf Cooperation Council region’s challenges in financing and constructing new waste to energy projects.Read more

by: Tim Burbury and Usman Ahmad

The IFC recently published a detailed guide to assist in the development of solar power projects in Pakistan. This article provides a summary of the key steps and an overview of other notable items in this report. Read more

by: Bruce Richardson, David Tewksbury, Neil Levy and Stephanie Lim

FERC has recently issued a Notice of Inquiry seeking comments on possible reforms to its rules and regulations relating to primary frequency response.Read more

by: James Bowe and William Rice

FERC’s ANR Storage decision provides the natural gas industry a useful roadmap for future market-based applications, particularly in circumstances where the application might face opposition. Read more

by: Alex Blomfield and Adrian Talamantes

Mexico has recently published its first regulations affecting the wholesale electricity market.. These regulations are an important step in implementing a modern and competitive wholesale market in Mexico.Read more

by: Tim Burbury

Three years ago, we predicted the global rise of the district energy sector.[1] The key drivers at the time were energy efficiency savings of up to 70% and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. However,... Read more

by: Bruce Richardson, David Tewksbury and Neil Levy

FERC recently issued a Rehearing Order reaffirming its prior findings in Chehalis Power Generating, L.P. that addresses the distinction between an initial rate and a changed rate. The Rehearing Order has potential implications with respect to FERC-jurisdictional service provided for no compensation.Read more