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The City of Houston, Texas has hired former Senator Mary Landrieu and VNF Solutions to advise the City on the recovery and rebuilding process in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

FERC accepted the 2018 business plans and budgets for NERC, the Regional Entities, and the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Board (WIRAB).

On October 19, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a policy statement revising its longstanding policy on establishing the length of license terms for hydroelectric projects.

Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that the firm’s Energy, Environmental, Litigation – Environmental, and Natural Resources practices all retained National Tier 1 rankings from US News & World...

One of the defining issues of the twenty-first century will be the allocation of fresh water. Climate change, population growth and expansion into once rural areas, pollution, and increased per...
FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standard CIP-003-7 (CyberSecurity – Security Management Controls)...
Van Ness Feldman ranked "Best Law Firm in the US" in eleven areas of practice, with six areas receiving National Tier 1 honors, by US News & World Report, including Law Firm of the Year for...
Van Ness Feldman is home to the premier hydropower law practice in the United States and to one of the largest and most experienced teams of attorneys available.
Van Ness Feldman and the CSIS Energy & National Security Program held a conference on the history of vehicle efficiency standards and electricity regulation in honor of the late Robert Nordhaus.
he CSIS Energy & National Security Program and Van Ness Feldman are pleased to announce a conference on the history of vehicle efficiency standards and electricity regulation in honor of the...
On October 19, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a policy statement revising its longstanding policy on establishing the length of license terms for hydroelectric...
The City of Houston, Texas has hired former Senator Mary Landrieu and VNF Solutions to advise the City on the recovery and rebuilding process in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Former Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), appeared before a House Natural Resources Subcommittee panel on October 11, 2017 to testify in favor of offshore drilling revenue sharing amongst coastal...
The outlook for comprehensive tax reform legislation has changed dramatically. The release of the Unified Framework for Tax Reform, and a realistic path forward for an FY 2018 Budget Resolution...
Kyle Danish Quoted in New York Times Regarding Administration's Efforts to Rescind Obama-Era Environmental Regulations

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One of the defining issues of the twenty-first century will be the allocation of fresh water. Climate change, population growth and expansion into once rural areas, pollution, and increased per...
On October 19, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a policy statement revising its longstanding policy on establishing the length of license terms for hydroelectric...
The outlook for comprehensive tax reform legislation has changed dramatically. The release of the Unified Framework for Tax Reform, and a realistic path forward for an FY 2018 Budget Resolution...
Senate Committee Advances Legislation to Support the Development of Highly Automated Vehicles.
On September 29, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry sent a proposal in the form of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), exercising the...
Recent developments in automated vehicle technologies have generated great excitement from multiple segments of American society, including the automotive and trucking industries, federal...

Updates

FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standard CIP-003-7 (CyberSecurity – Security Management Controls)...
Van Ness Feldman is home to the premier hydropower law practice in the United States and to one of the largest and most experienced teams of attorneys available.
FERC approved reliability standards on Balancing Authority Control (BAL-005-1) and Facility Interconnection Requirements (FAC-001-3) that clarify and consolidate existing requirements related to...
Van Ness Feldman is home to the premier hydropower law practice in the United States and to one of the largest and most experienced teams of attorneys available.
White House nominates Howard "Skip" Elliott to be PHMSA Administrator. PHMSA Rulemakings Update. Voluntary Information-Sharing Working Group meets on November 29-30. PHMSA issues stays of...
FERC Requests Supplemental Comments on Energy Storage in Frequency Response Proceeding - August 18 - The Commission issued a request for supplemental comments related to whether and when...
Van Ness Feldman partner Kyle Danish has co-authored a commentary on these issues with Sarah Ladislaw of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and John Larsen of the Rhodium Group.
Jordan Smith Examines the Role of the Endangered Species Act in Today's Society.
Hunter Cox examines Native American sovereignty issues in the latest American Indian Law Journal.
Van Ness Feldman partners Bob Christin, Paul Korman, and Michael Pincus were published in the most recent edition of the Energy Law Journal.
Van Ness Feldman's Chuck Sensiba and Sharon White discuss new opportunities for hydropower development under FERC and the current administration.
On January 25, 2017, the Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB) issued a decision overturning a Snohomish County sewer plan amendment, related to the ongoing controversy surrounding a proposed...
Van Ness Feldman's Chuck Sensiba and Sharon White discuss the EPA's Water Transfer Rule in a featured article in The Water Report.
John Buchovecky, Matt Love and Darsh Singh have authored an overview on geothermal regulations in the United States.
During a routine daily inspection on October 23, 2015, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) employees discovered a gas leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility located in the...
David Yaffe Explores the Implications of Recent Supreme Court decisions and State Efforts to Address the Changing Electric Regulatory Landscape.
Michael Pincus explores the rise in legal challenges in relation to natural gas infrastructure development.
Mike Swiger, John Clements and Sharon White examine expedited trial-type hearings in relation to the hydroelectric licensing process.

News

Van Ness Feldman ranked "Best Law Firm in the US" in eleven areas of practice, with six areas receiving National Tier 1 honors, by US News & World Report, including Law Firm of the Year for...
Van Ness Feldman and the CSIS Energy & National Security Program held a conference on the history of vehicle efficiency standards and electricity regulation in honor of the late Robert Nordhaus.
The City of Houston, Texas has hired former Senator Mary Landrieu and VNF Solutions to advise the City on the recovery and rebuilding process in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Former Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), appeared before a House Natural Resources Subcommittee panel on October 11, 2017 to testify in favor of offshore drilling revenue sharing amongst coastal...
Kyle Danish Quoted in New York Times Regarding Administration's Efforts to Rescind Obama-Era Environmental Regulations

Events

he CSIS Energy & National Security Program and Van Ness Feldman are pleased to announce a conference on the history of vehicle efficiency standards and electricity regulation in honor of the...
Four Van Ness Feldman Attorneys will be featured speakers at HydroVision International this year.
Van Ness Fedlman's Malcolm McLellan is presenting at the annual Mid-C Seminar.
Van Ness Feldman's Tadas Kisielius is speaking on recent developments in port management.
Van Ness Feldman's Malcolm McLellan is serving as the Program Co-Chair, and Richard Agnew will be presenting on, "The Trump Administration, New Congress and Energy."
Van Ness Feldman's Molly Lawrence and Tadas Kisielius are presenting at the annual ELUL Section Midyear Conference.
This Notice solicits applications for allocations of the available amount of national bond volume limitation authority (volume cap) for tribal economic development bonds (Tribal Economic...
The AID Demonstration provides funding as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation. The FHWA will provide AID...
The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) funding opportunities support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions...
The Defense Logistics Agency- Energy will accept offers for the annual delivery of a minimum of 250 GWh of renewable energy and all associated Environmental Attributes consisting of a...
The Government plans to enter into a long term Renewable Energy Supply Agreement (RESA) whereby an Contractor agrees to finance, design, install, operate and maintain a renewable power...
DLA Energy will request competitive proposals for the purchase and delivery of the off-site renewable energy for a 20 year period to Philadelphia Depot Mechanicsburg, Naval Support Activity...
Provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency...
The purpose of the PPA is to provide power by Photovoltaic (PV) generation systems that are developed, constructed, operated, maintained, owned, and financed by a private entity at Joint Base...
On August 24, 2015, President Obama announced two actions being undertaken by the Department of Energy Loan Program Office to support distributed energy projects.  These actions do not provide...
The Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) provides awards to Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native-serving institutions, and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions to promote...
This FOA supports the establishment of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Modular Chemical Process Intensification. Modular chemical process intensification represents an...
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) anticipates soliciting bids and subsequently awarding a single, Firm-Fixed-Price contract for the Memphis Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant project at...

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