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Roth: Time to pay close attention to our energy future

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on April 30, 2018. Roth: Time to pay close attention to our energy future Last week, I discussed Oklahoma and U.S. exports and economic development. Electricity is one obvious requirement for all of that productivity. Farmers […]

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Roth: Oklahoma and the future for exports

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on April 23, 2018. Roth: Oklahoma and the future for exports The U.S. exports both goods and services with major categories in the former including food, beverage, and feed. Service exports exceed goods exports, and include […]

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Roth: The latest buzzzz on pollinators

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on April 9, 2018. Roth: The latest buzzzz on pollinators Nothing says, “April Fool’s” like a high of 40 degrees the day after it was 72. It was a rather timely coincidence since by last column […]

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Roth: A quote to remember this spring

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on April 2, 2018. Roth: A quote to remember this spring It is officially spring. At least here in the Northern Hemisphere. In Oklahoma we’ve lost an hour of sleep but some of us enjoy the […]

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The ins and outs of impeachment

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 29, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Mark E. Hornbeek It has been a Stormy few months for the current administration. With the headlines full of names like Robert Mueller, James Comey and Vladimir Putin, there has been plenty of […]

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Roth: The Russians can’t take your microgrid

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 26, 2018. Roth: The Russians can’t take your microgrid On the list of benefits to increasing our use of renewable energy, safety is always one of them. Distributed generation, in particular, is more secure […]

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Roth: Tariffs affecting American energy?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 19, 2018. Tariffs affecting American energy? The threat of President Trump’s tariffs have again managed to bring together groups sometimes at odds with one another, when they attempted to dissuade the administration from imposing […]

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Roth: Plugging into the charging infrastructure market

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 12, 2018. Plugging into the charging infrastructure market We know electric vehicle sales are charging ahead, but where do we charge them? Charging is no problem if you have a driveway and an outdoor […]

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Roth: Electric vehicle market charging ahead

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 5, 2018. Electric vehicle market charging ahead Two million and counting. This was the title of the 2017 Electric Vehicle Outlook report by the International Energy Agency. The market for electric vehicles continues to […]

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Roth: Energy independence closer to reality

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 26, 2018. Energy independence closer to reality As American oil production surpasses 10 million barrels per day, the latest World Energy Outlook report from the International Energy Agency indicates the U.S. is poised to […]

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Roth: Counterintuitive renewable energy progress

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 19, 2018. Counterintuitive renewable energy progress I have often said renewables are here to stay, in spite of some resistance from some corners of our economy. Case in point, countries around the globe are […]

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Avoiding construction contract litigation

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 15, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Samuel D. Newton Oklahoma heavy civil and oil and gas construction will likely increase in the near term due to increased activity in the oil and gas fields and President Trump’s proposed $1.5 […]

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Roth: Energy protectionism in the form of solar tariffs

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 12, 2018. Energy protectionism in the form of solar tariffs While this column was on hiatus, the president made his decision on the Section 201 International Trade case by, somewhat unsurprisingly, adding steep tariffs […]

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Roth: The high cost of climate volatility

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 5, 2018. The high cost of climate volatility Natural disasters cost the United States $306 billion in 2017, matching a previous record set in 2011. Hearing this, we Oklahomans can recall that last year’s […]

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NewsOK Q&A: Budget act makes auditing partnerships easier, more efficient

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: January 19, 2018 Click to see full story – Budget act makes auditing partnerships easier, more efficient Click to see Erica K. Halley’s attorney profile Q: What is the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and why should LLCs and other partnerships pay attention? A: Effective this month, the Bipartisan Budget […]