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. The article discusses whether language in LNG export authorizations that allows the U.S. Department of Energy to reconsider the approvals if it decides later to "protect the public" will again raise concerns as developers weigh what the new administration intends for LNG exports. Fagan told S&P Global Market Intelligence that the Energy Department is likely to "stay the course on LNG exports." That is due in part to cabinet members and nominees who are presumably supportive of "fossil fuel interests," like former Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson, who has been sworn in as Secretary of State, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who, if confirmed by the Senate, would head the agency. "Given the regulatory and financial hurdles in getting LNG export projects off the ground, as well as the current glut of global LNG supply, I don't see a scenario over the next three to five years in which the U.S. is exporting too much domestic gas," Fagan said. "Assuming that's the case, I would not expect that DOE would exercise its rescission authority any time soon — especially as it would relate to authorizations that it previously granted."
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Day Pitney will host a FERC 101 event, co-sponsored by Connecticut Power & Energy Society and EBA, on November 13 in its Hartford and Washington, DC offices.
On November 13, Day Pitney LLP and FH+H, PLLC, along with PDB FutureCom International, hosted an invitation-only program, "Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) & America's Critical Energy & Transportation Infrastructure," held at the new International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.
Sebastian Lombardi will serve on a panel, "State Policies and the Markets: How the tension is playing out in PJM," at the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association's Power Markets Conference on November 8, at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Marlborough, MA.
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Day Pitney associate Alexander W. Judd has been elected to serve as Chair of the Energy, Public Utility and Communications Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA).
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Day Pitney and the National Governors Association (NGA) hosted an invitation-only forum, held at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston, that brought together lawyers, policymakers, cybersecurity experts and other participants to identify and discuss legal issues related to the growing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
David Doot was quoted in an article, "Energy Department Urges Pricing Shift That Could Bolster Coal, Nuclear," published in the The Wall Street Journal.