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click to watch Videocast: Methods of Accounting: Transaction Costs
Videocast: Methods of Accounting: Transaction Costs
A distribution cooperative must purchase the electrical output made available to it by a qualifying facility (QF), notwithstanding restrictions in the cooperative’s all-requirements contract with its generation and transmission supplier (G&T) on third-party contracts. In a recent order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirmed that restrictions in the all-requirements contract could not defease the rights granted by the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) to a QF to sell its output to an electric utility. Otherwise, such contractual restrictions could hinder the ... more

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Legal Alert: Supreme Court Finds EPA Unreasonably Failed to Consider Costs When Regulating Power Plant Emissions June 29, 2015
Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled  that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) improperly refused to consider costs when it decided to regulate mercury and other hazardous emissions. The EPA ...
Validus Result Affirmed on Narrower Grounds July 2015
On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the Internal Revenue Service’s cascading interpretation of the federal excise tax and affirmed the decision of ...
DOE Authorizes Exports from Sabine Pass LNG Trains 5 and 6 to Non-FTA Nations June 29, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Final Opinion and Order authorizing Sabine Pass Liquefaction (SPL) to export over a 20-year period 503.3 Bcf/year of LNG from proposed liquefaction ...
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Environmentalists Enter U.S. Oil Export Fray June 29, 2015
Partner Jacob Dweck is quoted in a Platts Oilgram News article regarding Earthjustice, an environmental law organization, filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce claiming it violated ...
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Sutherland Raises More Than $42,000 for Gifts for the Homeless; Wins 2015 Battle of the Law Firm Bands June 24, 2015
WASHINGTON—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that its D.C.-based house band, Sutherland Comfort, won the “Banding Together Champion” title during the 2015 Battle of the Law Firm ...

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click to watch Videocast: Methods of Accounting: Transaction Costs
Videocast: Methods of Accounting: Transaction Costs
Ellen McElroy, Partner
Washington, DC
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