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...
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
by Joshua Porte | Aug 9, 2018
The Investment Tax Credit for Solar Power (the “ITC”) is a tax credit offered to individuals and businesses based on the amount they invest in eligible solar energy conversion facilities. The benefits of the ITC have been...Read More
by Mark Lansing | Jul 20, 2018
In LSP Transmission Holdings, LLC v. Lange, 2018 WL 3075976 (D. Minn. June 21, 2018), a court upheld a “traditional” state-based regulation approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) that restricts the...Read More