Category Archives: Renewables

SAVE THE DATE: 2016 Spring Energy & Commodities Conference

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will host an in-depth discussion on the evolving regulatory, transactional and business issues facing U.S. and international energy and commodities market participants. As the industry continues to face sweeping regulatory, credit, and market challenges, many notable … Continue reading

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

New DOJ Policy Regarding Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing

On September 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a new policy regarding individual accountability for corporate misconduct.  The policy, described in a memo authored by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, posits that “one of the most effective ways … Continue reading

Posted in Commodity Trading, DOJ, Energy Infrastructure, Enforcement and Investigations, Finance, Mining/Metals, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation, Renewables, Tax

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds ‘Dumping’ and Unlawful Subsidization of Solar Product Imports

By Greg Kusel, and Natalie Mitchell On December 16, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations regarding imports of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products used for solar generation. The Department determined that China and Taiwan violated antidumping duty … Continue reading

Posted in Energy Infrastructure, Finance, Power, Renewables

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

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, 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 6-2 … 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 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 United States Court of … 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