The 2022 Babst Calland Report – Legal & Regulatory Perspectives for the U.S. Energy Industry

Each of our nation’s energy sectors continues to be impacted by local, state, and federal regulations and policies. In this 2022 edition of The Babst Calland Report you will find timely and insightful perspectives from our energy attorneys on some of the most critical issues facing the industry, including climate change, cybersecurity, ESG and environmental justice, hydrogen and carbon capture sequestration, pipelines, and renewables.

The U.S. energy industry, and the U.S. economy as a whole, is reacting to shifting market forces and potential significant new changes in laws and regulations. Importantly, Russia's invasion of Ukraine earlier this year and the resulting worldwide shortage of oil and gas has spotlighted the world’s continued reliance on fossil fuels and reinforced the value of America’s relative energy independence even as the nation and the world continue to seek alternative energy sources.

This edition of our Report also features commentary from Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, who spoke with Babst Calland energy clients at a special briefing on May 26, 2022 called “A Perspective on U.S. Energy Policy with Senator Joe Manchin.”

Babst Calland’s Energy and Natural Resources attorneys are focused on supporting the long-term legal, regulatory and business interests of energy companies throughout the nation.

We are committed to helping our clients to successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities of this dynamic period for the energy industry and U.S. economy.

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Panel Discussion: The Power of Hydrogen in Our Region

Sparked by the newly released Allegheny Conference for Community Development’s long-term vision for achieving 70% reduction in carbon dioxide emission by 2050 and anticipating an upcoming Department of Energy funding opportunity announcement (FOA), local industry leaders gathered recently to discuss the benefits of a hydrogen economy.

The panelists included University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering Professor and Researcher, Gotz Veser; Babst Calland Shareholder and Environmental Attorney, Kevin Garber; Babst Calland Shareholder and Energy Attorney, Jim Curry; and Vice President, Corporate Strategy for Duquesne Light Company, Brian Guzek. The conversation was moderated by Chief Strategy and Research Officer for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Vera Krekanova.

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