March 8, 2016

ISIS Oil Revenue: A Silver Lining to Falling Crude Prices

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the most well-funded terrorist organization in history,[1] and it currently controls a swath of territory larger than the …

March 4, 2016

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association: The Case and What it Means for You

On January 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion allowing the federal government to provide incentives for large energy consumers to reduce their power …

March 4, 2016

Wind Energy Tax Credits: New Five-Year Extension Ensures Federal Benefits

A recent extension of federal tax credits for renewable energy, signed by President Barack Obama on December 18th, 2015,[1] has ensured that wind-energy projects will continue to …

February 24, 2016

Germany’s Energiewende: A European Perspective

In 1980, a German ecological think tank coined the term “Energiewende” and defined the concept as “growth and prosperity without oil and uranium.”[1] Since then, the idea …

February 24, 2016

Trouble in Moscow: Low Oil Prices’ Devastating Effect on the Russian Economy

The effect of record lows in oil prices is undoubtedly far-reaching and causing problems all over the globe. Yet, while oil hovering around $30 per barrel hurts …

January 7, 2016

Michigan v. EPA: How Has it Been Interpreted?

On June 29, 2015, the Supreme Court decided Michigan v. EPA. Initially overshadowed by its term companions King v. Burwell, and Obergefell v. Hodges, Michigan has quickly …

January 7, 2016

Injection Wells: Who’s at Fault?

This post discusses the impact disposal wells have on seismic activity in the communities in which the wells are used. An injection well “places fluid deep underground …

November 27, 2015

How the SEC’s New Crowdfunding Rules Are Creating Options for Oil and Gas Financing

Texas is a unique case study for sustained economic growth. Part of the reason that the state keeps growing is that job growth has not just been …

November 24, 2015

French Nuclear Energy

France generates approximately 407,438 gigawatts of electricity from nuclear power, a total amount second only to the United States in pure power generated. [1] However, France receives …

November 24, 2015

An Update on the U.S. Crude Oil Export Ban: Is an end to the ban in sight?

In response to an ever-changing global energy market, the United States House of Representatives recently voted 261-158 to repeal a 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports.[1]  H.R. …