Under the Natural Gas Act (“NGA”), the Federal Energy Regulatory Energy Commission (“FERC”) has jurisdiction over development of interstate natural gas pipelines, except that a state may grant or deny a water quality...
Ohio Enacts Sweeping Energy Legislation: HB 6 Bails Out Nuclear, Coal Rolls Back Renewables and Energy Efficiency Opponents Pursue Referendum
by Terrence O'Donnell | Sep 9, 2019
Ohio’s longstanding energy policy debate came to a (temporary) conclusion on July 23, 2019, when Governor Mike DeWine (R) signed House Bill (HB) 6 into law. The bill will have significant consequences for existing electricity...Read More
Ohio General Assembly Extends County’s Option to Grant “Payment in Lieu of Taxes” for Energy Projects
by William Vorys | Jul 19, 2019
As the renewable energy industry continues to grow and alternative forms of clean energy (wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, biomass, etc.) proliferate nationwide, state lawmakers are more-than-ever discussing comprehensive...Read More
Will Supreme Court Determine that Power Markets are Competitive Markets, or Do They Remain the Province of Parochialism?
by Mark Lansing | Jan 23, 2019
In an effort to maintain nuclear generation, some States resorted to zero emission credits (ZECS), providing subsidies on the basis that such were necessary for “reliability” and energy mix.[i] Lacking an overall energy plan...Read More
by Mark Lansing | Nov 7, 2018
Like many states, Florida has enacted a renewable energy device exemption legislation that is intended to incentivize construction of residential, building and utility size solar and wind farms. After all, it is the Sunshine...Read More
by Mark Lansing | Sep 28, 2018
Often, when the economy hums along and grows, taxpayers overlook a major operating expense in their cash flow — property taxes (both real and personal). For income producing properties, a good economy often means the...Read More
by Mark Lansing | Aug 17, 2018
In Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership v. Commissioner of Revenue,[i] The Minnesota Tax Court recently rejected the Minnesota Commissioner of Revenue’s (“State”) attempt to artificially increase an interstate pipeline’s value...Read More