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Utility law update By Michael S. Pabian Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, November 2007 On July 26, the General Assembly finalized passage of Senate Bill 1704, which signaled another significant accomplishment in the state’s effort to secure FutureGen. FutureGen is a public-private partnership to design, build, and operate the world’s first coal-fueled, near-zero emissions power plant, at an estimated net project cost of $1.5 billion.
Updates By Michael S. Pabian Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, November 2006 Effective July 1, your section has a new name—the Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation Section.
Federal legislation exempts utility drivers from hours of service regulations By Michael S. Pabian Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, September 2005 Last month, Congress passed and President Bush signed a six-year highway program funding reauthorization bill.
President signs Energy Policy Act of 2005 By Michael S. Pabian Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, September 2005 On August 5, President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law. The conference report exceeded 500 pages and contains many significant provisions. Here is a high-level overview.
Illinois Commerce Commission sets to work on implementing Governor Blagojevich’s Sustainable Energy Plan for electric utilities and alternative retail electric suppliers By Michael S. Pabian Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, June 2005 In February of this year, Governor Blagojevich announced his Sustainable Energy Plan for the state and sent that Plan with his strong recommendation to Chairman Ed Hurley of the Illinois Commerce Commission for the Commission's consideration.
Illinois Supreme Court finds NI-Gas has a duty to warn customers of faulty appliance connectors By Michael S. Pabian Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, June 2005 In Adams v. Northern Illinois Gas Company, plaintiff's decedent was killed in a gas explosion when gas leaked in her home because of a faulty appliance connector.

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