FERC chairman plans summit in Kentucky on 'future of American energy'
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee is organizing a bipartisan event planned for this fall in his home state of Kentucky focused on "the future of American energy."
US Senate panel vows legislation after review of temporary energy tax credits
The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance plans to put together legislation soon regarding energy tax credits, including many that have expired or are set to do so soon, after a committee task force finished a review of the incentives that involved gathering feedback from industry.
New York leads coalition of 22 states in legal challenge to US EPA's ACE rule
New York led a coalition of 22 states and seven municipalities in launching a legal challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's replacement for the Obama-era Clean Power Plan.
FERC members split on ISO-NE fuel security program
Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission offered conflicting views on an ISO New England winter fuel security program that is set to take effect because the power regulator lacked a quorum to act on the proposal.
Groups call US EPA emissions proposal 'backdoor' run around national policy
Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials and environmental groups are accusing the Trump administration of attempting an end-run around a national policy governing the excessive release of air pollution at power plants and other industrial facilities, according to public comments submitted to the agency.
Calif. ISO warns capacity shortfall could hit 4,700 MW in 2022
The California ISO warned that the state could be facing a capacity shortfall of 4,700 MW in 2022, a deficiency nearly twice as large as the grid operator had thought.
Gas supply issues, future of nuclear fleet dominate Q2 US utility lobbying
Nuclear energy and natural gas pipeline siting and security woes were key focuses of major U.S. electric utilities' federal lobbying efforts during the second quarter, according to lobbying disclosures filed with the U.S. Senate.
Coal ash delays help US EPA exceed savings goals under Trump's '2-for-1' order
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has far exceeded its deregulatory mandate under President Donald Trump's executive order requiring federal agencies to eliminate two regulations for every one they create, according to a new internal watchdog report.
US agencies revamp endangered species rules, resolve debate over frog habitat
In the name of easing regulatory burdens, the Trump administration finalized sweeping changes to a 46-year-old law that saved a number of species such as bald eagles, humpback whales, grizzly bears and Florida manatees from the brink of extinction.
NREL study finds end of tax credits could cripple wind growth
A new study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory paints a grim picture for wind power growth if federal tax credits are allowed to expire, but solar growth remains strong.
NM governor calls for reforming state Public Regulation Commission
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced her intent to propose legislation in January 2020 to make the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission more responsive with respect to implementing the state's recently adopted 100% clean power law.
SPP eyes enhancements to market settlements for emergency energy assistance
The Southwest Power Pool asked FERC to greenlight tariff changes the grid operator contends would enhance market settlements when it delivers emergency energy assistance to neighboring balancing authorities.