Jacksonville, Fla., city council intervention complicates JEA's solicitation
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry wants JEA to let the city make the final decision in the inquiry for alternative ownership structures, throwing a curveball at the municipal utility as it attempts to stabilize its financials and future.
Gas ban monitor: Calif. commission approves 5 measures; 2nd Mass. ban advances
Policymakers in California and Massachusetts are pushing forward with gas ban or electrification measures as debate about natural gas' role in the energy space and in climate policy heats up.
EU commits to climate neutrality despite pushback from Poland
EU leaders at a Dec. 12 summit of the European Council hailed an agreement targeting bloc-wide climate neutrality by 2050 but gave Poland another six months to get on board after the country held out for more money to finance costly coal plant closures.
Other energy headlines
* If the U.S. does not reform environmental regulations, permitting and construction of oil and natural gas pipelines may be unable to keep pace with demand, according to a report by the National Petroleum Council.
* If the transition to renewables is a nine-inning ballgame, the U.S. is in the fourth inning, said panelists at the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum in New York.
Independent oil and gas firms are under investor pressure to control costs. But the recent pace of oil production growth in the Permian Basin means the region's operators will have to increase drilling activity just to maintain production.
Research and data
* Financial Focus: PG&E soars again on new agreement while PPL gains ground following U.K. election
* RRA Regulatory Focus: Texas regulators put off ruling on CenterPoint rate case to allow settlement talks
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