McCown Publishes Report in European Energy Journal

The European Energy Journal, a top-tier quarterly journal focused on reporting developments in foreign energy law and policy, has featured Nouveau, Inc.’s latest report examining infrastructure challenges and opportunities in the European Union (EU). The report, “Energy (Dis)Union: Challenges and Opportunities in Europe’s Emerging Energy Market,” authored by Brigham McCown, Chairman and CEO of Nouveau, examines …

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McCown: Flint disaster runs deeper than tainted water

As lawmakers continue debating federal aid for those affected by the drinking water crisis in Flint, the city’s residents are still struggling with the effects of poor public policy decisions. Perhaps the most significant policy impacts resulting from the crisis are an increased focus on the vital importance of safe drinking water, the acute need …

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The Keystone XL Rejection: Politics Above Process

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TransCanada Corp. announced last week the initiation of one of the largest NAFTA trade claims in history against the United States, valued at $15 billion. The Canadian owner of the Keystone XL pipeline also filed a lawsuit against the administration for costs and losses incurred for what it says was an arbitrary decision against the …

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U.S. Energy Policy Now Reflects Our Energy Reality

From immigration to tax reform, it is natural for public policy to evolve and adapt in response to the current environment and today’s challenges. This month, Congress answered the need for change in its year-end omnibus deal by including language lifting the restrictions on crude oil exports from the United States. By acknowledging the seismic …

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Congress To Lift Export Ban

Congressional negotiators announced late Tuesday evening that a deal has been reached on the long-awaited government spending bill. Included in the $1.1 trillion bill are provisions to lift the 40-year-old ban on the export of crude oil finally bringing an end to the heavily debated issue. In exchange for lifting the ban, Democrat legislators won …

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