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Energy editors' picks: FERC chairman wants 'consensus' on grid resilience

S&P Global Market Intelligence editors' picks for the best stories for the week ended Oct. 25.

1. FERC chairman wants 'consensus' before moving forward on grid resilience docket

Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee said that he wants the agency to reach a "consensus" on how grid resilience should be defined before advancing a proceeding that U.S. coal interests are hoping will generate life-extending revenues for struggling plants.

2. Old-school oil, gas investor has plans for a greener future

Tortoise Capital Advisors LLC head Kevin Birzer talks about how his historically oil- and gas-focused investment company is adapting to an increasingly carbon-conscious world.

3. US coal producers head into Q3'19 earnings season under dark clouds

Bad news for coal investors dominated headlines in recent weeks as more power plant retirements in the U.S. and reduced appetite for coal exports spurred bankruptcies and mine closures ahead of the sector's third-quarter earnings reports.

4. '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, regulators have focused largely on ironing out their new jurisdiction, putting producers into a holding pattern.

5. Oil majors say their big balance sheets will lend an edge in merchant renewables

Oil majors Royal Dutch Shell PLC and BP PLC say their big balance sheets and track record in energy trading will give them an edge over other developers in the burgeoning market for unsubsidized renewables.