The Justice Department attempted to block Democratic members of Congress and other groups from weighing in on a lawsuit concerning one of President Trump's most controversial conservation decisions so far.
Power regulation in the U.S. is split between the federal and state levels, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) having jurisdiction over the wholesale sales of electricity and the states retaining jurisdiction over generation.
Changes to FERC's jurisdiction over mergers and acquisitions in the power sector are unlikely to alter the outcome of many deals. State regulators, not federal officials, are typically the biggest hurdle for controversial mergers to clear.
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has issued an order that gets rid of a requirement that renewable energy facilities go through an auction process before qualifying for PURPA contracts – as well as deciding to require utilities to examine energy storage as an alternative to infrastructure.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Kevin McIntyre began the year as an enigma. He ends it as one of the most consequential FERC leaders in recent history.
A legal battle over the legislature’s budget-balancing decision to take $145 million out of energy conservation funds, supported by ratepayer dollars, is now going to a federal appeals court.
Washington — Parties in a pending transmission rate dispute are seeking time for settlement talks, hinting that once-deadlocked cases could be settled under a new US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission policy for setting return on equity for transmission investment.
In a ceremony in London on November 27, 2018, Petroleum Economist honored Sheila Hollis, EBA Past President and Paul E. Nordstrom Award Winner with the 2018 Legacy Award.
A 3-to-2 party-line vote to undo and replace PJM’s capacity market will cause major uncertainties for state-subsidized renewables and nuclear.
Several major U.S. operators of nuclear reactors and coal plants said they had not changed plans to close plants in coming years, even after the White House said it would take emergency steps to subsidize struggling operators.