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Minnesota Power’s Petition for Approval of the EnergyForward Resource Package

A state appellate court upheld the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission's (MPUC's) approval of affiliated-interest agreements for construction and operation of a natural gas-fired power plant in Wisconsin. Environmental groups argued...

Environmental Health Trust v. Federal Communications Commission

The D.C. Circuit granted in part petitions to review the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) order regarding the adequacy of the Commission's guidelines for exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation. Environmental groups argued...

Public Citizen, Inc. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit granted in part and denied in part a challenge to FERC's orders addressing complaints over the results of a 2015 auction for electrical capacity in Illinois. A public interest group had complained the auction had...

National Parks Conservation Ass'n v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Ninth Circuit upheld FERC's denial of an environmental group's motion to intervene in post-licensing deadline extension proceedings for a hydroelectric project in California. The group had argued that FERC violated Rule 214 of the...

California Restaurant Ass'n v. Berkeley, City of

A district court granted in part and denied in part the city of Berkeley's motion to dismiss a challenge to its recently enacted ordinance affecting the availability of natural gas in new construction within the city. A restaurant group...

Vote Solar v. Farmington, City of

The Tenth Circuit reversed dismissal of a lawsuit concerning a New Mexico city's imposition of fees on residents who generate their own electricity via solar panels. The residents and an advocacy group argued the city's fees amounted to...

HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC v. Renewable Fuels Ass'n

The U.S. Supreme Court held, 6-3, that a small refinery that previously received a hardship exemption from renewable fuel requirements may obtain an "extension" even if it saw a lapse in exemption coverage in a previous year. A group of...

Union of Concerned Scientists v. United States Department of Energy

The D.C. Circuit dismissed a nonprofit group's petition to review DOE's rule concerning the designation of critical electric infrastructure information. The group argued the rule exceeded DOE's authority under §215A of the Federal Power...

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit denied petitions to review three FERC orders concerning cost sharing for certain upgrades to the Mid-Atlantic electricity transmission grid. Petitioners argued the Commission departed from precedent without adequate...

Avandgrid Networks, Inc. v. Secretary of State

The Maine Supreme Court held unconstitutional a state ballot initiative that proposed to reverse a Maine Public Utilities Commission order granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a 145-mile transmission line in...

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