Canada's minority government offers little hope of relief for fossil fuels
As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau navigates the process of setting up a government that could be ousted by a united opposition, the nation's oil and gas industry has little hope of changes to regulatory gridlock and environmental policies that sent fossil fuel jobs and investment fleeing to other regions during his first term at the nation's helm.
'Costs and consequences': Colo. producers adapting to new permitting law
When Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 181 into law in April, proponents and opponents alike expected the policy to change how oil and gas producers do business in the state. But in the six months since then, regulators have focused largely on ironing out their new jurisdiction, putting producers into a holding pattern.
Execs see coal-fired opportunities, storage in play in western US power markets
Despite some U.S. power market challenges, opportunities remain for a range of generation resources that include coal-fired assets in the PJM Interconnection and long-duration storage in western U.S. states. But the next five years could see market dynamics change significantly, executives and analysts said Oct. 22.
Utility CEO warns that regulators risk ruining 'incentive to invest' in energy grid
The CEO of one of Europe's largest energy networks is warning that the sector might lose its luster for large infrastructure investors if regulators continue to tighten equity returns, risking damage to a key pillar of the energy transition just as Europe's efforts to decarbonize gather serious momentum.
Other energy headlines
* The greatest upcoming risk to energy infrastructure development in the U.S. is likely to be increased polarization at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the head of an energy-focused advisory firm said at a gas industry conference.
* Norfolk Southern Corp. saw a 13% year-over-year decline in its third-quarter coal revenue due to competition from natural gas as well as low international pricing.
* Northwest Natural Holding Co. subsidiary Northwest Natural Gas Co. can apply base rate changes starting Nov. 1 that are expected to increase its annual revenues from customers in Washington by about $5.14 million.
Colorado oil and gas permitting is down in 2019 as producers and regulators navigate new rules designed to increase public protections from the industry.
Research and data
* RRA Regulatory Focus: Rate decision for San Diego Gas & Electric, SoCalGas relatively balanced
* RRA Regulatory Focus: CECONY's rate settlement specifies well-below-average ROE
* Data Dispatch: Good weather expected to drive strong Q3'19 earnings for electric utilities
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