In a Q&A, Chicago energy company attorney Mark Johnson talks about deregulation and the Future Energy Jobs Act. Chicago attorney Mark Johnson joked that when he got his first job out of law school at the high-powered firm Sidley Austin LLP, he didn’t know they had a regulatory division, and might have been scared away if he’d known. Today as a partner in the firm Steptoe he represents ComEd and other energy companies with a focus on competitive markets, technology and disruption in a quickly-changing regulatory environment. The Financial Times recognized him in its North America Innovative Lawyers report for his involvement in Illinois’ 2016 Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA). Johnson, who also has experience in anti-trust litigation and white-collar crime, talked with the Energy News Network about his thoughts on FEJA and the things he is keeping an eye on.
When Lynn and Bill Limpert bought 120 pristine acres in Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains in 2009, the only construction project they expected to handle was building their retirement home.
The state’s chief cybersecurity risk officer says distributed generation creates new entry points for hackers to exploit.
A salesman with Schneider Electric says the benefits of microgrids are getting easier to see for certain customers.
Ken Ward Jr. has covered West Virginia’s coal, chemical and natural gas industries since 1989. His groundbreaking work was recognized Thursday, when he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.