The holding company for Chinese renewable energy provider JinkoSolar Power Co. Ltd. said Wednesday it has agreed to develop a 500-megawatt solar power plant for 5 billion yuan ($810 million) through a deal with the Economic Development Zone of Lishui City.
BakerHostetler has bolstered its energy practice with the addition of a former Norton Rose Fulbright partner to its Denver office.
Europe’s antitrust watchdog announced on Tuesday that contracts Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD enters into with electricity traders might represent a breach of the EU’s antitrust rules because of territorial restrictions on resale that could create an anti-competitive landscape in the EU's wholesale electricity market.
An Arkansas federal judge on Tuesday agreed to certify a class of landowners in a class action against Exxon Mobil Corp. over the 2012 rupture of its Pegasus pipeline that spilled more than 19,000 barrels, ruling that the plaintiffs have shown that common issues predominate over individual questions.
Oxfam America is planning to sue the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in an effort to speed up a controversial rule requiring oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments to foreign governments, the group said Tuesday.
Thompson & Knight LLP has nabbed the former managing partner of Andrews Kurth LLP's Austin, Texas, office and a team of three government regulatory attorneys who specialize in matters affecting the energy industry, the firm said Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is looking into the effects of master limited partnerships on the erosion of the U.S. tax base, an agency spokesperson acknowledged this week, as the corporate arrangement makes headlines following Kinder Morgan Inc.’s $70 billion abandonment of the MLP setup.
The Internal Revenue Service's most recent attempt to clarify eligibility for the federal production tax credit for renewable energy projects should be enough to reassure skittish investors and break a gridlock of wind projects that have been stalled by uncertainty on whether they’d qualify for the credit, experts say.
Energy and chemical industry groups on Monday petitioned the D.C. Circuit to reconsider recent decisions striking down a pair of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules for burning hazardous waste, arguing the agency deserved technical deference and that the challengers never suffered a concrete injury.
A former Baker Botts LLP attorney has left the firm to join Mayer Brown LLP as a partner in Houston, hoping to restore the worldwide reach that his oil and gas transactions practice once enjoyed at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.
The Ninth Circuit said Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not have authority to approve a permit for a California natural gas power plant using air quality standards in effect when the application was submitted rather than stricter regulations adopted while it was pending.
Energy consortium PennEast Pipeline said Tuesday it plans to build a 100-mile pipeline cutting through Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a $1 billion project aimed at supplying enough energy to serve the equivalent of 4.7 million homes with natural gas tapped from Marcellus Shale.
Texas regulators on Tuesday proposed new oil and gas permit requirements for hydraulic fracturing injection wells in order to address concerns that the activity could be causing earthquakes in some parts of the state.
A California federal judge on Tuesday trimmed a suit challenging U.S. funding for two Australian liquefied natural gas projects on environmental grounds, ruling the Endangered Species Act does not apply to agency-funded projects overseas, but gave the plaintiffs a chance to amend their complaint. (Correction: An earlier story mistakenly indicated the entire complaint had been dismissed. The error has been corrected.)
Energy-focused private equity firm Riverstone Holdings LLC and other investors are committing CA$675 million ($617 million) to back the creation of a new oil and gas company, Calgary-based Canadian Non-Operated Resources LP, formed to tap assets in western Canada, Riverstone said Tuesday.
GE International Inc. has settled a lawsuit it filed in Florida federal court against Forge Group Power Pty Ltd. and an Australian bank over four turbines worth $64 million it leased to the Australian power company, which GE accused of forfeiting to the bank after going bankrupt.
NiSource Inc. unit Columbia Pipeline Group said Tuesday that it would plow $1.75 billion into projects allowing it to transport more natural gas produced in the Marcellus and Utica shales, including a new, 160-mile pipeline that will be part of its massive interstate pipeline system.
Natural gas producer Pennsylvania General Energy Co. LLC has sued a western Pennsylvania municipality in federal court, alleging that a local ordinance banning the disposal of fracking wastewater violates the U.S. Constitution.
Directors of Sanchez Energy Corp. tried Monday to convince the Delaware Chancery Court to throw out derivative claims from a shareholder alleging the company's controlling family enriched itself and hurt stockholders when it paid $100 million for oil and gas rights for the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.
An electrical workers’ union won its bid for arbitration in a dispute over the firing of a NextEra Energy nuclear power plant employee who says he was let go unfairly when the Seventh Circuit on Monday reversed a district court’s ruling.
Across a patchwork of regulation among northeastern states, the disposal of waste generated from hydraulic fracturing — including potential radiation issues — will no doubt continue to be a focus of regulators, industry and waste-disposal companies as fracking operations grow across the U.S., says Caroline Toole of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
If there is anything that would convince big law firms to ditch the advance conflict waiver, it is the financial bottom line. And I can assure you firms are losing new client opportunities because of these waivers, says Eric Lane of Green Patent Law.
The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change estimates that the two initiatives in combination will see fracking activity pick up quite quickly and reach a plateau level of six shale gas well centers per year from 2023 onward, says Paul Brennan of Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
While the world continues to sort out the tricky question of how to classify electricity, bankruptcy courts should focus instead on interpreting Section 503(b)(9) in light of the key principles underlying the Bankruptcy Code, say members of Arizona State University and Stout Risius Ross Inc.
The D.C. Circuit's recent opinion in Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. FERC does not offer any meaningful guidance regarding how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should address the segmentation and cumulative impact issues on remand, say attorneys at King & Spalding LLP.
Given the uncertainties surrounding the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s claims when it brought them against former Noble Corp. CEO Mark Jackson and former Nigeria country manager James Ruehlen in February 2012, it is unclear why the SEC invested significant resources in this matter only to ultimately agree to relatively lenient settlements on the eve of trial, say attorneys with Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
A ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court definitively answering whether the Clean Air Act preempts state torts after its holding in American Electric Power Co. Inc. v. Connecticut is all but certain. As for how the court may ultimately rule, CTS Corp v. Waldburger may be an important indicator of what any future analysis may look like, says Carl Pernicone of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP.
As demonstrated by the contract at the center of the arbitration between Naftogaz and Gazprom, there are many ways of drafting price formulae and price review provisions, and the drafting choices made by parties can have an impact on the magnitude and complexity of future pricing disputes, say Jeremy Wilson and William Lowery of Covington & Burling LLP.
The New York Court of Appeals' recent decisions in Wallach v. Town of Dryden and Cooperstown Holstein Corp. v. Town of Middlefield may have great consequences for energy companies throughout the state. Though not binding outside New York, the rulings may also serve as a model for other states and towns, depending on the statutory language of leases, says Emily Pincow of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
The practice of law has changed dramatically due to the mobility of employees, the consolidation and disintegration of firms, and the easy transfer of data with computerization and the Internet. While the need to create a contract to protect a client’s rights and interests is still paramount, the lawyer’s rights in the created document itself are becoming less protected, say Linda Kaufman Gollub of Kaufman Gollub LLC and Robert Pay... (continued)