The Biggest Energy Rulings Of 2016

By Keith Goldberg (December 15, 2016, 2:16 PM EST) -- This year was chock-full of blockbuster rulings in energy cases, with courts endorsing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's expansive view of its own authority, slamming the brakes on major federal regulations targeting the oil and gas and power sectors, and rocking the oil and gas bankruptcy world by putting significant contracts at risk of nullification.

Here are the biggest energy-related rulings from an action-packed 2016.

Supreme Court Revives FERC's Demand-Response Rule

The U.S. Supreme Court handed FERC a big win Jan. 25 when it upheld the commission's rule that consumers be paid for using less power during high-demand periods.

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