On June 13th, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 310, which extended the current 2025 deadline for Ohio to obtain at least 12.5 percent of its total energy from renewable sources by two years, to 2027. In order to reach the 12.5%, the original 2008 mandate, SB 221, included a plan to… Full Story
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In May, the Senate passed the Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014 (S. 2198), a bill directing various federal agencies to provide California with additional water supplies during its current drought. The version of the bill originally introduced included a title that would have amended the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act,… Full Story
Earlier this month, the Energy Center hosted a conference in Santiago on emerging trends in the use of international arbitration to resolve energy disputes in Latin America. Naturally, it was the sort of occasion that inspired a comparative law perspective. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who assumed office in March 2014 (after having served a previous… Full Story
On June 30, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit released its long-awaited opinion in The Aransas Project v. Shaw, a case that pitted the protection of the endangered whooping crane against the State of Texas’ water regulators. The court reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the environmental plaintiff and held… Full Story
This month, the Joint Committee on Austin Water Utility’s Financial Plan (Joint Committee) finalized recommendations to the Austin City Council for reforms to the utility’s rate structure. The local media have reported the Committee recommendations will ultimately lead to higher rates, to make up for revenue shortfalls that have resulted from improved conservation and drought… Full Story