Monthly Archives: June 2014

ACER 2014 REMIT Report Confirms Continued Inquiries into Market Conduct

By Doron Ezickson and Adam Topping ACER calls for substantial funding increase to enable more aggressive monitoring and enforcement efforts in coordination with national regulators. On Tuesday 10 June 2014, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (“ACER”) published its annual … Continue reading

Posted in Commodity Trading, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation, REMIT

Update Regarding D.C. Circuit’s Demand Response Ruling

By Gregory Lawrence, Sohair Aguirre and Natalie Mitchell There have been several notable developments in the Electric Power Supply Ass’n v. FERC proceeding, and in other, related proceedings since the firm’s last memo regarding the D.C. Circuit’s demand response ruling. On June 11, … Continue reading

Posted in FERC, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

EPA Proposes First Carbon Emissions Limits for Power Plants

By Athena Eastwood, Gregory Lawrence, Douglas Fischer and Neal Kumar On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan, which would impose the first federal limits on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants in the United States.  The proposed … Continue reading

Posted in Emissions, EPA, Power, Regulation, Renewables

D.C. Circuit Vacates FERC’s Wholesale Demand Response Compensation Rule Because It “Goes Too Far”

By Gregory Lawrence, Sohair Aguirre and Natalie Mitchell On May 23, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”), in a 2-1 decision, vacated in its entirety and remanded Order No. 745 of the Federal Energy Regulatory … Continue reading

Posted in FERC, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation