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The momentum arguably started with words and not actions- namely corporate commitments around energy use reductions as part of a broader sustainability and carbon emissions reduction initiative. Then came the more challenging part – meeting those targets: first with energy efficiency improvements at the facility level and then with the purchase of renewable energy, such as solar, wind and biogas. And the volumes have quickly become staggering, with many brand name companies, from outside…

Baker McKenzie’s North America Energy response team recently surveyed a number of key oil and gas producing jurisdictions across the United States — representing approximately 90% of domestic oil production — to assess how these jurisdictions are responding to the recent collapse in the oil price from a regulatory perspective. No two jurisdictions are identical in their response, and our analysis reveals a range of approaches. Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota are responding pro-actively,…