Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn omnibus energy policy law designed to increase energy efficiency and develop renewable energy. Signed by President George W. Bush, among other things, the law sets new fuel efficiency standards for...

Environmental Law


Environmental law refers to a variety of protections which share the goal of protecting the environment.

Federal Law

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was passed in 1970 along with the Environmental Quality Improvement Act and...

Liquefied natural gas rates

Rates for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) are regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Natural Gas Act ("NGA"; 15 U.S.C. § 717) imposes requirements for those rates. NGA § 3(e)(4) states that FERC-approved projects “...

Public utilities

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public utility

A public utility is an entity that provides goods or services to the general public. Public utilities may include common carriers as well as corporations that provide electric, gas, water, heat, and television cable systems. In some contexts, the...

Smart Grid

Smart Grid refers to a range of energy policies designed to reduce peak energy load.