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POWERFUL ADVOCACY in the PUBLIC INTEREST
POWERFUL ADVOCACY in the PUBLIC INTEREST
POWERFUL ADVOCACY in the PUBLIC INTEREST

Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP currently serves more than 500 clients throughout the United States and represents the public-sector side of the energy, telecommunications, and aviation industries. We fight to promote consumer interests against resource-rich opponents, and are known for our extensive knowledge of the issues and our creativity in forging innovative solutions.

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Considering the Grid
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A Public Interest Perspective on
Energy & the Environment

EPA Proposes to Revise Standards for New Coal Plants

Posted on December 6, 2018
EPA has issued a proposed rule to amend the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for greenhouse gas emissions from new, modified, and reconstructed fossil-fuel-fired power plants.  In 2015, under the Obama Administration, EPA promulgated a rule establishing that the best …

Virginia Proposes to Tighten Carbon Emissions Regulation

Posted on October 31, 2018
This week, the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board approved the recommendation of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to promulgate a revised regulation limiting carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants in the state.  In response to …

Fight Over PURPA Reform Continues at FERC

Posted on October 25, 2018
Last week, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and a group of public interest organizations* filed comments at FERC that reveal divergent perspectives on how FERC should go about its reform of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act …

PJM (and Others) Weigh In on the Place for Subsidized Resources in its Capacity Market

Posted on October 18, 2018
The first round of briefing in FERC’s paper hearing to consider the issue of “out-of-market” payments in PJM has concluded (Docket No. EL18-178).  On October 2, PJM filed its initial submission, which focuses on an expanded Minimum Offer Price Rule …

A New United Nations Report Finds Paris Agreement Goal is Insufficient to Protect Billions of People From the Effects of Climate Change

Posted on October 11, 2018
In 2015, the Paris Agreement was adopted with a goal of limiting warming to “well below 2°C.”  The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) then embarked on a study of the difference in climate change effects between a …

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August 2018
Telecom Update 2018
Spiegel Partner Tim Lay gave a presentation on recent happenings in telecommunications law at the...
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