June 08, 2020

Anticipating the Impact of the Executive Order on the U.S. Bulk-Power System: Roundtable Discussion



Recently, the Trump Administration revealed more about the “greater bilateral friction” between the United States and China involving trade, national defense and global economic policy. On May 20, 2020, the White House published a report in accordance with the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act, United States Strategic Approach to the People’s Republic of China, detailing a whole-of-government strategy with respect to China. The report states that the U.S. will adopt a new “competitive approach” to the PRC — one that will protect U.S. vital national interests.

The Administration’s vow to take a more forceful stance against China is evident in the Executive Order (EO), “Securing the United States Bulk-Power System,” issued on May 1, 2020. The EO directs the Secretary of Energy to prevent “foreign adversaries” from exploiting vulnerabilities in the U.S. bulk-power system in support of U.S. national security. While the EO does not name specific countries, it is expected that China will be one of the countries thus identified. This latest EO follows a pattern established by President Trump’s EO on telecommunications technology and services, which was likewise issued under the authority of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and is also aimed at perceived threats to U.S. national security from China and Chinese government industrial policies.

In anticipation of the EO’s implementing regulations, this webinar will feature a team of cross-disciplinary attorneys who will address many of the practical questions that companies engaged in the energy and energy infrastructure sectors have regarding the EO and how it may impact them.

Have a scheduling conflict? Register for the live webinar, and we’ll send you the on-demand recording shortly after the broadcast date.

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An application for CLE credit will be submitted in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. You will have an opportunity to identify the state(s) where you require credit during the registration process. Please note that no credit is guaranteed until approval is received.

QUESTIONS? If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Kassie Weld or call +1 612 766 7308.

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