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EPA Proposes Repeal of Clean Power Plan
Authors: David M. Friedland, Kristin H. Gladd
October 12, 2017


Law360 Publishes Beveridge & Diamond PHMSA News Alert as an Expert Analysis
September 21, 2017


GAO Recommends that PHMSA Evaluate its Model for Pipeline Safety Inspections
Authors: Laura L. LaValle, Hana V. Vizcarra
August 17, 2017

Pipeline safety and infrastructure issues have gained attention in recent years due to tight oil resources production, changes in regulations, and several high-profile incidents.


TCFD Report Will Shape Future Expectations for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
Authors: Kristin H. Gladd, Leah A. Dundon, Paul E. Hagen, Lauren A. Hopkins, K. Russell LaMotte
July 18, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD or Task Force) released its Final Report providing recommendations on voluntary climate-related financial disclosures.  The recommendations, developed by an industry-led task force of both users and preparers of disclosures, are intended to support the production of more consistent and clear financial disclosure of climate-related risks across sectors for use by investors, lenders, and insurers.  Most G-20 countries have existing legal frameworks that require the disclosure of material risks in financial reports.  Beyond legal mandates, investors are increasingly focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in evaluating potential investments and future business risk.  While the Task Force’s recommendations are voluntary and independent of the environmental sustainability disclosure standards currently under review in the U.S. by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (see Beveridge & Diamond alert on the SEC concept release), the recommendations will impact the approach many publicly traded companies take to data collection and climate risk reporting over the long-term.


Jamie Auslander Re-elected to D.C. Bar EENR Community Steering Committee
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 26, 2017


Virginia Begins Development of Cap-and-Trade Program for Electric Power Sector
Authors: David M. Friedland, Brook J. Detterman
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 18, 2017


PHMSA Increases Penalty Limits for Pipeline Safety Violations
Authors: Jeanine L.G. Grachuk, Maryam Hatcher
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 15, 2017


Executive Order Charts New Path For Offshore Energy Development
Authors: James Auslander, John Cossa, and Peter Schaumberg
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 2, 2017


Twenty Lawyers from Beveridge & Diamond's Washington, DC Office Receive Super Lawyers Recognition for 2017
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 24, 2017


EPA’s Plan to Implement Trump’s Proposed Budget Signals Massive Change
Authors: John Hanson, Daniel Krainin, Jacob Duginski
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 6, 2017


Interior Secretary Immediately Implements President’s Executive Order on Energy and Climate
Authors: Jamie Auslander, Peter Schaumberg, John Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 29, 2017


Early Presidential Actions to Expedite Infrastructure and Domestic Manufacturing
Authors: James M. Auslander, Kaitlyn D. Shannon
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 26, 2017


Massachusetts Proposes New Greenhouse Gas Rules for Electric Generation, Natural Gas, and Transportation Sectors
Authors: Stephen M. Richmond, Brook J. Detterman
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 21, 2016


Impacts of the 2016 U.S. Election on Environmental Law, Policy, and Enforcement
Edited by David Friedland
November 16, 2016


Alan Sachs Rejoins Beveridge & Diamond, Expands Pesticides, Biotechnology, Food, and Biofuels Capabilities
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 19, 2016


New Ratemaking Order Revamps Conventional Cost-of-Service Ratemaking for New York Utilities:
The State is Seeking to Align Utility Business Models With REV Policy Objectives
Authors: Michael Murphy, John Paul and Sarah Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 30, 2016


EPA Finalizes Regulations Targeting Methane and Volatile Organic Compounds from Oil and Gas Operations
Authors: Kristin Gladd, Jamie Auslander, David Friedland, and Anthony Papetti
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 18, 2016


New York State’s Microgrid Development Incentives
NYSERDA Rolls Out Stage 2 of NY Prize Competition
Authors: Michael Murphy, John Paul, Stephen Gordon, and Sarah Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 4, 2016


Valuation of Distributed Energy Resources under New York State’s REV Initiative
Solar Developers and Utilities Propose Valuing CO2 Emissions
Authors: Stephen Gordon, Michael Murphy, John Paul, and Sarah Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 26, 2016


Net Metering 2.0: Big Changes Across New England
Authors: Marc Goldstein and Brook Detterman
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 14, 2016


New York State’s Microgrid Development Incentives
NYSERDA’s NY Prize Program
Authors: Mike Murphy, John Paul, and Steve Gordon
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 4, 2015


New York State to Order that 50% of Power Consumed by New Yorkers be from Renewable Sources by 2030
The Order, Part of New York's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiative, May Prevent or Delay the Closure of Upstate Nuclear Plants

Authors: Mike Murphy, John Paul, and Steve Gordon
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 24, 2015


BOEM Amends Offshore Renewable Energy Rules
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 18, 2014


U.S. Government Prosecutes First Wind Project under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 29, 2014


EPA Proposes New Voluntary Quality Assurance Program to Verify RIN Validity Under the Renewable Fuel Standard
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 1, 2013


Department of Energy Exempts Many Small-Scale Energy Projects From NEPA Review
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 12, 2011


Court Finds No Irreparable Harm to Desert Tortoise and Allows Ivanpah Solar Project to Go Forward
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 7, 2011


BLM Announces Extension of Public Comment Period for Draft Solar Programmatic EIS
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 11, 2011


Is the Proposed Nationwide Permit for Land-Based Renewable Energy Projects a Blow to Wind Energy?
Environmental Law360, March 9, 2011


Task Force Releases Framework for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 15, 2009


Task Force Releases Interim Report Charting New Ocean Policy
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 9, 2009


Algae-Based Biofuels Attract Surge of Government Incentives and Corporate Investments
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 18, 2009


Legislative Process Begins on Wind Energy Siting Reform Bill
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Massachusetts Alternative Energy Alert, June 23, 2009


Renewable Fuel Standard Program Update: EPA Misses December 2008 Deadline, While EU Approves New Renewable Fuel Mandates with GHG Emissions Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 7, 2009


Renewable Fuel Standard Update: EPA Announces 2009 RFS Targets
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 19, 2008


Minerals Management Service Issues Proposed Regulations for Alternative Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 10, 2008


B&D Client Prevails in New York State Court of Appeals
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 27, 2008


Regulation of Biomass Energy Projects Diverges at the Federal and Massachusetts Levels


Mass DOER Proposes to Severely Limit Energy Credits for Biomass Plants