Category Archives: Renewables

EPA Proposes First Carbon Emissions Limits for Power Plants

By Athena Eastwood, Kenneth Irvin, 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Emissions, EPA, Power, Regulation, Renewables

SAVE THE DATE: 2014 Energy & Commodities Regulation, Compliance and Enforcement Conference

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will be hosting its annual Energy & Commodities Conference in Houston, Texas. The program will feature informative presentations and panel discussions on the evolving regulatory and enforcement issues affecting the U.S. and international energy and … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading, CSAPR, Dodd-Frank, DOJ, EMIR, Emissions, Enforcement and Investigations, EPA, ERCOT, Events, FERC, FTC, MiFID, MiFIR, Mining/Metals, Oil & Gas, Power, PUCT, Regulation, Renewables, SEC

Significant Upwind Impact: The Supreme Court Upholds Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

By Athena Eastwood, Kenneth Irvin, Gregory Lawrence, David Williams, Sohair Aguirre, and Sarah Tucker. On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (“CSAPR”).  EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P., No. 12-1182.  In a … Continue reading

Posted in Cases, CSAPR, Emissions, Energy Infrastructure, EPA, Power, Regulation, Renewables

Recent Developments in Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Supreme Court Grants EPA’s Petition for Certiorari in Transport Rule Case, and President Obama Issues Executive Directive to EPA Regarding Carbon Emissions

By Ken Irvin, David Williams, Terence Healey and Sohair Aguirre On Monday, June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) for a writ of certiorari to review the decision of the … Continue reading

Posted in CSAPR, Distressed Energy, Emissions, EPA, Power, Regulation, Renewables

SAVE THE DATE: 2013 Energy & Commodities Conference

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will be hosting its annual Energy & Commodities Conference in Houston, Texas. This complimentary day and half program will feature informative presentations and panel discussions on the evolving regulatory, business, and legal issues affecting the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, CFTC, Commodity Trading, Distressed Energy, Dodd-Frank, Energy Infrastructure, Enforcement and Investigations, ERCOT, Events, FERC, Finance, Oil & Gas, Power, PUCT, Regulation, Renewables

Cadwalader Names J.P. Morgan Deal Maker James Woolery as Deputy Chairman and Co-Chair of Corporate Department

”J.P. Morgan Deal Maker Joins Law Firm,” read the headline in The Wall Street Journal, which announced that James Woolery will join Cadwalader as Deputy Chairman and Co-Chair of the Corporate Department. Woolery, who is widely recognized as one of … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, Commodity Trading, Finance, Oil & Gas, Power, Renewables

Energy Tax Provisions in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

On January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”), which averted the “fiscal cliff.” The Act contains several significant energy-related tax provisions.  read more

Posted in Oil & Gas, Power, Renewables, Tax

Cadwalader Recognized by Financial Times Innovative Lawyers for Work on Prominent Energy Deals

Cadwalader again ranked among the top 25 Most Innovative Law Firms in the annual Financial Times US Innovative Lawyers report released today. Cadwalader was highly commended in Energy for advising American Renewables on one of the largest biomass financings, the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, Distressed Energy, Energy Infrastructure, Finance, Oil & Gas, Power, Renewables

SAVE THE DATE: Cadwalader Energy & Commodities Conference, Oct. 11-12

2012 Cadwalader Energy & Commodities Conference October 11-12, 2012 Houston, Texas For more information, or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Allison Geggatt at allison.geggatt@cwt.com.

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading, Distressed Energy, Dodd-Frank, Energy Infrastructure, Enforcement and Investigations, Events, FERC, Finance, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation, Renewables

FERC Confirms It Lacks Jurisdiction over Unbundled Renewable Energy Certificate Sales

By Greg Lawrence On April 20, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an order accepting proposed revisions to the WSPP Agreement addressing sales of renewable energy certificates (“RECs”) made pursuant to that agreement. In the course of issuing … Continue reading

Posted in FERC, Power, Regulation, Renewables