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FERC Rejects Department Of Energy Proposal Benefitting Coal And Nuclear
Practically, these requirements would limit participation to coal and nuclear plants.
United States
10 Jan 2018
Department Of Energy Proposes Rule Benefiting Coal And Nuclear To FERC
On September 28, 2017, the US Department of Energy (DOE) submitted a proposed rule to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that, if implemented, could reshape organized wholesale electricity markets.
United States
11 Oct 2017
THE LATEST: FTC Determines Behavioral Remedies Are Sufficient To Fix Offshore Natural Gas Pipeline Overlap
Here the FTC alleged relevant markets involving natural gas pipeline transportation in particular areas in the Gulf of Mexico.
United States
13 Mar 2017
FERC Issues Policy Statement On Storage Resources With Multiple Payment Streams
Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Policy Statement to provide guidance on the ability of electric storage resources to recover costs through both cost-based and market-based rates concurrently.
United States
1 Feb 2017
Environmental Organizations File Litigation Briefs Supporting New York's ZEC Program
Two environmental organizations, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)...
United States
12 Jan 2017
Some Considerations For Comments To FERC On Electric Storage NOPR
As this blog previously reported here, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) last month with the goal of requiring organized wholesale electricity markets (RTO/ISO markets) to modify their tariffs and rules to accommodate electric storage resources. FERC has received several comments and recently agreed to extend the deadline for filing comments until February 13, 2017.
United States
9 Jan 2017
FERC Proposes To Remove Barriers To Wholesale Market Participation For Electricity Storage And Distributed Energy Resource Aggregators
The NOPR would allow RTOs/ISOs flexibility to craft their own tariff provisions, subject to FERC's ultimate approval.
United States
25 Nov 2016
Transmission Planning And Construction Right Of First Refusal Ruled Unduly Discriminatory, Not Mobile-Sierra Protected
The court could have resolved ISO/RTO and incumbent utilities' challenges to the Removal Mandate in either of two ways.
United States
6 Jul 2016
IRS Issues Updated Notice Regarding Safe Harbor For Transfers Of Property To Regulated Public Utilities By Electricity Generators
This revision provides further clarity to payments for, and transfers of, transmission upgrades and new connecting transmission facilities.
United States
16 Jun 2016
Timing Is (Almost) Everything: FERC Implements D.C. Circuit Guidance on NEPA Review of Multiple Pipeline Construction Projects
In the wake of two recent D.C. Circuit decisions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has begun to implement its new policy concerning the review of natural gas pipeline construction proposals under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
United States
15 Mar 2016
Implications Of The Clean Power Plan Stay
Late in the day on Tuesday, February 9, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed, for at least a year and possibly longer, the implementation of the Clean Power Plan, the EPA's widely-publicized regulations governing greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-, oil- and gas-fired power plants.
United States
16 Feb 2016
Supreme Court Finds No Pre-emption In Natural Gas Act Case
The U.S. Supreme Court recently held in ONEOK Inc. v. Learjet, Inc., that the Natural Gas Act does not pre-empt state-law antitrust suits over manipulation of natural gas indices.
United States
5 May 2015
Certificated Natural Gas Storage Capacity Is Based On Science Not Sales, FERC Rules
Karol Lyn Newman and Jessica Bayles represented the lessor, Underground Services Markham, LLC, in the proceeding before the Commission.
United States
25 Mar 2015
An Update On EPA’s Approach To Methane Emissions From The Oil & Gas Sector – Including A Summary Of The Agency’s Proposed New Reporting Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce between now and December 31, 2014 its plan for pursuing methane reductions from the oil and gas sector – including whether it will propose new emission reduction regulations.
United States
5 Dec 2014
Bankruptcy Courts Fail To Enlighten On Electricity As Goods Or Services
Is electricity goods or services? That seemingly simple yet confounding question is illustrated by three recent bankruptcy cases.
United States
24 Oct 2014
CFTC Finalizes Exception For Swaps With Utility Special Entities
The CFTC released a final rule excluding certain electricity and natural gas swaps with governmental agencies and municipalities from the lower de minimis threshold for swaps.
United States
2 Oct 2014
FERC Commissioner Moeller Convenes Public Meeting Focusing On Resolving Natural Gas Supply Challenges For Electric Generators
FERC has established a docket number to allow interested parties to file written comments on any issue that was discussed at the meeting.
United States
23 Sep 2014
Environmental Impact Analysis Required For Natural Gas Facilities Clarified In Court Decision Denying Residents’ Challenge To Compressor Siting Approval
Residents of the Town protested the compressor station’s location and urged FERC and Millennium to pursue an alternative site referred to as the Wagoner Alternative.
United States
21 Aug 2014
D.C. Circuit Rules That FERC May Not Segment Its Evaluation Of The Environmental Impact Of Related Natural Gas Pipeline Construction Projects, Regardless Of Whether They Are Separately Proposed
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion holding that the FERC violated the National Environmental Policy Act.
United States
30 Jun 2014
EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Regulations – Simpler Than You Think
The EPA released its long-anticipated proposal for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants on June 2, 2014, to much fanfare.
United States
6 Jun 2014
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