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  • White House authorizes $9.6B to rebuild Puerto Rico's grid, but how can it be spent?

    It's been three years since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. While the power system remains fragile, most of the island does have power. Observers are celebrating the White House's announcement of FEMA funds to assist the grid rebuild, but there are questions about the timing and when the money will be made available.

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  • Senators press FERC nominees on California blackouts, baseload compensation, climate role

    President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Clements and Christie in July to fill the roles of former commissioners Cheryl LaFleur and Bernard McNamee, respectively. Both nominees emphasized their belief that the commission should remain resource-neutral in its deliberations, as Republican senators questioned whether California's growing reliance on renewable resources led to last month's blackouts, and Democrats pushed the nominees on how the commission should consider climate chang​

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  • FERC Order Backs Grid Market for DERs

    Sep 24, 2020 12:06 PM

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order that advocates for distributed energy resources (DERs) say will enable DERs, including renewable energy such as solar, wind, and battery storage, to compete on a more-level playing field in the organized capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets run by regional grid operators.

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  • John Thomas Miller, Jr., EBA Past President passed away June 8th

    Jun 18, 2019 01:58 PM

    John Thomas Miller, Jr., an attorney and father of nine children, passed away in his sleep on June 8th, surrounded by his family. John served as President of the Federal Energy Bar Association (1990-1991). Details of his life and funeral service are listed below.

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    Sheila Hollis Wins Legacy Award

    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.

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  • How FERCs New Ruling Is Upending the Countrys Biggest Capacity Market

    Jul 10, 2018 02:13 PM

    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.

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  • U.S. subsidies may not save some coal, nuclear plants slated for closure

    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.

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  • Trump Administration May Give Mouth-To-Mouth To Resuscitate Coal Industry

    May 28, 2018 03:57 PM

    The Trump administration may try to resuscitate the coal industry by using laws that, in effect, conclude that national security is at stake because the reliability of the electric grid is at risk. That is a hard case to make both to Congress and to the public, which is experiencing stable electricity prices and cleaner options.

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  • Previous FERC chairs trade views on pipeline policy, nuclear power credits

    Former chairmen of the commission offered competing views on frontburner topics in gas and power sector regulation at the annual Energy Bar Association meeting last week.

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