POWER magazine published an article co-authored by David Doot, Joseph Fagan and Sebastian Lombardi titled, "The Northeast's Natural Gas Challenge," in its September issue. The co-authors discuss the challenges and opportunities that result from an increased reliance on natural gas to generate electricity, particularly in the Northeast where natural gas supplies are scarce.
Day Pitney was pleased to be a Premier Sponsor of the Seventh Annual New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) Gala, which took place on April 6, at the Boston Park Plaza.
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On June 16, Harold Blinderman will be participating in the CBIA 2016 Energy & Environment Conference. Blinderman, who is co-chair of the CBIA waste task force, will speak about waste developments in Connecticut during an environmental regulatory overview session. He also will moderate a session on compliance strategies and enforcement.
Florence Davis and Thomas Havens wrote an article, "NY Retail Electricity Order Is Likely To Face Opposition," for Law360. The article is about an order issued by the New York Public Service Commission on February 23 that will effectively and prospectively shut down the competitive retail electricity market in the state for the majority of residential and small commercial (mass market) customers. The order is the latest in a series of state regulatory actions triggered by consumer complaints against energy companies that customers were paying rates higher than the utility rate. The order would limit energy service companies (ESCOs) to serving mass market customers under contracts that either (1) guarantee customer cost savings in comparison to utility rates or (2) guarantee that the energy delivered to mass market customers consists of at least 30 percent renewable energy.
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David Doot was quoted in an article, Worries Abound As FERC Quorum Shortfall Hits 3-Month Mark, published in Law360.
Joseph Fagan was quoted in an article, "1st Circ. Bolsters State Powers In Gas Pipeline Reviews," published in Law360.
Joseph Fagan was quoted in an article, "LNG projects could face new scrutiny if US invokes 'protect the public' clause," published in S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Joe Fagan was quoted in an article, "For rebuffed Jordan Cove LNG, pipeline was the stumbling block at FERC," in S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Joe Fagan was quoted in an article, "Pipeline Fights May Determine Scope Of Climate Reviews," in Law360. The article is about how an increase in legal challenges by environmental groups claiming that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission must examine the climate change impacts of increased natural gas drilling before approving pipelines could help define the boundaries of a landmark 2004 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that limited the scope of federal environmental reviews to actions within an agency's authority.