Monthly Archives: September 2011

Murkowski Seeks Answers from FERC on EPA Regulation’s Impacts on Reliability

By Ken Irvin and Sohair Ahmadi Following testimony of the Commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) on September 15, Senator Murkowski (R-AK) sent FERC Chairman, John Wellinghoff, several intense follow-up questions regarding the potential impact of … Continue reading

Posted in EPA, Power, Regulation

Video: Athena Eastwood Shares Her Pro Bono Experience Advising Clients in Carbon Offset Certification

Athena Eastwood shares her experiences serving as pro bono counsel advising The Clinton Foundation, the Haiti Fund Inc. and the Building Goodness Foundation in carbon offset certification. “These pro bono clients have given us an opportunity to get into a … Continue reading

Posted in Emissions, Regulation

Index to CFTC Proposed and Final Rules to Implement the Dodd-Frank Act

Cadwalader attorneys are increasingly being called upon by businesses who need help navigating the current and future challenges posed by The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Click here to view an index outlining all of the CFTC … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Dodd-Frank, Enforcement and Investigations, Regulation

Announcing the Fourth Edition of Lofchie’s Guide to Broker-Dealer Regulation

Cadwalader is pleased to announce the release of the fourth edition of Lofchie’s Guide to Broker-Dealer Regulation, a reference tool for lawyers and financial service industry professionals attempting to navigate the complex regulatory environment. Available in its entirety online, Lofchie’s … Continue reading

Posted in Dodd-Frank, Regulation

CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight Provides Temporary Relief from Large Swaps Trader Reporting for Physical Commodities

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Market Oversight today issued a letter providing temporary relief from the requirements of the Commission’s regulations regarding large trader reporting of physical commodity swaps (§§20.3 and 20.4). Because this is the first time … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading, Regulation

Telling the House What They Don’t Want to Hear: FERC Commissioners Supportive of EPA Regulations

FERC Commissioners Testify to Congress About Impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s New and Proposed Power Sector Regulations on Electric Reliability By Ken Irvin and Sohair Ahmadi On September 14, 2011, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power (“Subcommittee”) of the … Continue reading

Posted in EPA, Power, Regulation

CFTC Details Dodd-Frank Compliance and Implementation Schedule

On September 8, 2011 the Commodity Futures Trading Commission held an open meeting to consider two proposed rules that would further refine the implementation and compliance timeline for certain new requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Dodd-Frank, Regulation

Investment in Alternative Energy After the End of Cash Grants

By David Miller and Daniel Mulcahy The cash grant program for renewable energy expires at the end of this year. When cash grants end, renewable energy projects will once again rely on “tax equity investors” to offer lower-cost financing in … Continue reading

Posted in Renewables, Tax

Licensing Issues at Nuclear Plants Raise Environmental and Economic Concerns

By Terence Healey, Mary Alexander and Sarah Tucker The case of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee v. Shumlin (VY v. Shumlin) continues on schedule for trial before the United States District Court for the District of Vermont on September 12, 2011.  … Continue reading

Posted in Cases, Regulation

Videos Released From Recent Distressed Energy Investment Program

In late July, Cadwalader hosted a discussion on the new business landscape for energy companies created by recent market changes, FERC regulations and the Dodd-Frank Act. The program focused on strategies in this new environment for aging and new assets … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Dodd-Frank, Events, FERC, Regulation