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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

The U.S. Supreme Court today denied several petitions seeking review of the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (“LCFS”) against claims that the LCFS violates …

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FERC Approves Energy Imbalance Market Tariffs, Paving Way for October Start-Up

At its monthly meeting yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) approved tariffs that will allow the western Energy Imbalance Market (“EIM”) to open as planned on …

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Eric Christensen to Speak at 19th Annual Buying & Selling Electric Power Conference

Please join us on January 13 and 14, 2014, for the 19th Annual Conference on Buying and Selling Electric Power in the West. The conference brings together …

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FERC Files Suit Seeking Market Manipulation Penalties Against Barclays

Following last week’s announcement that it has found evidence of manipulation in the Western markets by Constellation Energy Commodities Group, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) yesterday …

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FERC Announces New Allegations of Western Electricity Market Manipulation

On October 4, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a terse announcement of its preliminary determination that Constellation Energy Commodities Group (“CECG”) improperly manipulated the Western …

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Federal Court Decision Illustrates Hazards of FERC-Jurisdictional Markets in the Pacific Northwest

The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland last week issued an opinion striking down a “contract for differences” designed to ensure an adequate long-term power …

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Will Protectionism Foil California’s Increased RPS Mandate?

Under AB 327, passed this month by the California legislature, California has cleared the way to ratchet up its aggressive Renewable Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) mandate beyond the …

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FERC Lifts Curtain on Market Manipulation Investigation, Settles Charges Against JP Morgan for $410 Million

Confirming rumors that have swirled for several weeks, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) today today approved a settlement between JP Morgan Ventures Energy Corporation, the energy …

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