READ: Jamie Donovan and Kenneth Grant Explore Tensions Between States’ Climate Policies and Investment Treaty Duties

Law360 published a piece co-authored by Jamie Donovan and Kenneth Grant of Berkeley Research Group exploring the rising tensions between states’ climate policies and investment treaty duties.
They note the absolute need for states, investors, and tribunals to comprehend the evolving economics of power generation and the opportunity to allow states more flexibility in climate policy.

READ: Jessica Harris and Former Colleague Consider a Senator’s Thoughts on CFTC Oversight Expansion

Jessica Harris and former colleague David Slovick, partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, share their thoughts on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s idea for the CFTC to oversee digital ad exchanges. They discuss if digital advertising is, or should be, considered a commodity, and they explore the merits of the CFTC adding to their current jurisdiction.

READ: Affiliate Andrew Kleit and colleague Todd Aagaard Comment on Electricity Prices of the Texas Power Crisis

Law360 published a piece by Monument Economics Group Affiliate Dr. Andrew Kleit and his colleague Todd Aagaard. This paper delves into the electricity prices charged during the peak of the power shortage and subsequent 32 hours post-peak during the Texas Power Crisis of February 2021. Numerous lawsuits have been filed alleging that power generators now owe staggering amounts to electricity suppliers. The authors delve into the pricing factors and how the operating reserve demand curve particularly plays a pivotal role in determining what prices should have been absent the Texas Public Utility Commission interference.

Monument Economics Group Gives Back to Local Nonprofits

As we move forward from 2020, the team at Monument Economics Group looks back on the year with gratitude. With great appreciation for our clients and our colleagues, MEG has made contributions to local nonprofits.

In addition to the organizations we’ve long supported: So Others Might Eat and DC Scores in Washington, DC; Robin Hood Foundation in New York, NY; Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia, PA; and the Greater Chicago Food Depository in Chicago, IL; MEG put out a call to all employees for nonprofits they hold dear and has made contributions on their behalves to the following organizations: Developmental Disabilities Resource Center, Philabundance, World Central Kitchen, Success Academy Charter Schools, Friends of Fairfax County Animal Shelter, A Need We Feed, and Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless.

All of these organizations make a profound difference in their respective communities by combating homelessness, unemployment, mental and physical illness, poverty, and supporting animal welfare. Monument takes great pride in supporting philanthropic endeavors who do such great work in our communities.

To learn more about these nonprofits:
So Others Might Eat DC Scores Robin Hood Foundation Broad Street Ministry Greater Chicago Food Depository Developmental Disabilities Resource Center Philabundance World Central Kitchen Success Academy Charter Schools Friends of Fairfax County Animal Shelter A Need We Feed Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless