Power marketer denies Goldman Sachs Group affiliation
Despite allegations by Public Citizen to the contrary, a company that shares part of its name with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is telling federal regulators that it is unaffiliated with the banking giant.
FERC approves ISO-NE tariff changes on financial assurances for new resources
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved proposed tariff revisions for ISO New England that will update how the grid operator calculates financial assurances that new capacity resources must provide before they reach commercial operation.
US Energy Department publishes long-delayed efficiency standards
The U.S. Energy Department published energy conservation standards on portable air conditioners, commercial packaged boilers and uninterruptible power supplies such as battery chargers. The standards had been delayed under the Trump administration for more than two years.
EPA, NHTSA send final vehicle efficiency standards rule to White House
The Trump administration is one step closer to finalizing new proposed fuel economy standards for cars and light-duty trucks that are expected to be less stringent than the existing Obama-era regulations.
US SEC staff declines NorthWestern's plea to weigh in on coal-related resolution
Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission declined to weigh in on whether NorthWestern Corp. can block an environmental resolution from going to a vote at its 2020 annual meeting, leaving the utility and shareholder to duke the matter out in court or reach a deal.
US House bills advance to enable FERC raises, bolster electric car deployment
A key U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee Jan. 9 approved by voice vote nine energy-related bills, including legislation to promote electric vehicle deployment and address a shortfall of engineers at FERC to review applications for gas pipelines and LNG export projects.
Trump administration proposes to overhaul National Environmental Policy Act
In the name of speeding up infrastructure siting and other federal decisions, the Trump administration released a proposed rule to revamp the National Environmental Policy Act's requirements for when federal agencies are required to study the environmental impacts of major federal actions.
ISO-NE seeks deadline flexibility for delist bids, citing fuel security work
As the deadline approaches for power suppliers to decide if they will participate in ISO New England's capacity auction to be held in 2021, the grid operator has asked FERC to grant market participants some flexibility to account for an expected fuel security proposal that could have substantial impact on market revenues and costs.
Exelon blasts ISO-NE proposal to end fuel security retention mechanism early
Exelon Corp. is pushing back on ISO New England's proposal to sunset one-year-early tariff provisions that enable the grid operator to retain resources for fuel security purposes, charging that the move would exacerbate uncertainty while a long-term market solution to the region's fuel security needs remains under development.
PJM capacity market auction could be delayed another year, uncertainty persists
As PJM Interconnection market participants unpack FERC's long-awaited order revising the grid operator's capacity market rules, the work needed to implement that order will most likely mean the region's next base capacity auction will have to be delayed for another year.
Enviros: States may need to leave PJM market to advance clean energy goals
Legacy provisions in the PJM Interconnection's tariff may be the answer to staving off some of the worst purported impacts of new capacity market rules to clean energy development in the largest power market in the U.S., two clean energy advocates said.