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  • Can We Stop FERC From Rushing Us Toward Climate Catastrophe?

    Jun 16, 2018 01:11 PM

    It could be argued that, outside of the companies involved in the actual extraction, transmission and sale of fossil fuels, no group of people on Earth can take as much responsibility for our current climate catastrophe as the commissioners at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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  • Experts: Nuclear Bailout Could Cost Up To $17 Billion A Year And "Destroy" Renewables Industry In U.S.

    Jun 15, 2018 01:09 PM

    Former NRC Commissioner Bradford: Bailout Scheme is "Energy Policymaking Gone Haywire" With "Fairytale" Rationale; NIRS Updates 2016 Estimate of Hit on Pocketbooks of Consumers, Noting that Coal Bailout Element Could Double the Annual Cost.

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  • Vermont Establishes New Energy Efficiency Program

    Jun 14, 2018 01:07 PM

    Republican Gov. Phil Scott has signed a bill designed to incentivize large energy users to make energy efficient investments. The new law directs the Public Utility Commission to create an energy savings account pilot program that will incentivize energy efficiency investments by large energy users that have been unable to use previous programs.

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  • Virginia ruling points to bumps in the road for state's renewable mandate

    Jun 14, 2018 11:49 AM

    As Virginia utilities prepare to comply with a new state renewable energy requirement, a recent regulatory ruling points to potential complications. A sweeping state energy law takes effect July 1 that, among other things, declares that adding 5,000 megawatts of wind and solar to the state’s generation portfolio by 2028 is in the public interest. All of those investments still need to be approved by state regulators, who testified against the legislation and in a rece

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  • 5 Key Takeaways from FERC’s Recent Energy Storage Order

    Jun 11, 2018 02:22 PM

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) recent Order 841, “Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations [RTOs] and Independent System Operators [ISOs]” (the “Order”), has the potential to create major new opportunities for storage resources in the RTO/ISO markets.

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  • DOE Inspector General reviews FERC’s pipeline procedures

    Jun 10, 2018 02:19 PM

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Inspector General has issued a new report, calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to improve the transparency of its evaluation of interstate natural gas pipeline projects, Kallanish Energy reports. The 30-page report did not find any violations of law or evidence pipeline certifications had been wrongly approved.

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  • Trump energy plan would prop up failing coal and nuclear plants

    Jun 09, 2018 02:15 PM

    The Trump administration is preparing a plan that could require electric grid operators to keep coal and nuclear power plants open. It's a move the administration says will bolster national security but that critics say will drive up the price of electricity and slow the conversion to green power.

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  • Trump orders DOE to halt coal, nuclear retirements

    Jun 08, 2018 02:11 PM

    The White House is considering an Energy Department proposal to buy electricity from unidentified U.S. coal and nuclear power plants to prevent their "premature" retirement. The justification: heightened threats of cyberattacks and natural disasters.

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  • Bill to promote Fishermen's Energy offshore wind project now law

    Jun 07, 2018 02:06 PM

    Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that directs the state Board of Public Utilities to reconsider and approve the Fisherman’s Energy offshore wind project. The small-scale demonstration project planned for about three miles off Atlantic City previously had been rejected by the BPU, which said its electricity would be too expensive.

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