Author Archives: Jessica Bell

Strengthening the Power Grid of Puerto Rico

On Monday, a working group comprised of a variety of governmental and industry representatives issued a report, Build Back Better: Reimagining and Strengthening the Power Grid of Puerto Rico.  Prepared for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo … Continue reading

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Upcoming Program: “The Clean Power Plan—What Lies Beyond”

The Energy Bar Association (EBA) will be presenting The Clean Power Plan—What Lies Beyond on December 19 as a panel discussion.  Panelists include Justin Schwab (U.S. EPA), David Doniger (NRDC), Michael Dowd (Virginia DEQ), and Thomas Lorenzen (Crowell & Moring).  … Continue reading

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Climate Risks and Preparedness to Impact Credit Analysis

Moody’s Investor Services Inc. recently issued a report describing how the effects of climate change will become a negative credit factor for issuers absent sufficient adaptation and mitigation strategies (subscription required to view full report).  Moody’s says that its analysts … Continue reading

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Court Holds Clean Power Plan Litigation in Abeyance

Today, the D.C. Circuit granted EPA’s motion to hold the consolidated cases challenging the Clean Power Plan in abeyance.  The court ordered a 60-day abeyance and directed EPA to file status reports at 30-day intervals.  The court further directed supplemental … Continue reading

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Columbia University Report Shows that Environmental Regulations are Not the Primary Threats to Coal

A recent report by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy has found that declines in coal generation, while due to a variety of factors, are unlikely to be significantly reversed by implementing all the actions in last month’s energy … Continue reading

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