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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
Massachusetts Legislation Spurs Offshore Wind Power Development
On August 8, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a major energy bill aimed at putting Massachusetts at the forefront of states developing offshore wind power.
United States
25 Aug 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
Divided Court Of Appeals Panel Vacates FERC Order 745 On Compensation Of Demand Response
FERC’s Order No. 745 was vacated in a May 23, 2014 decision by the majority of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
United States
28 May 2014
EPA Unveils Final Cooling Water Intake Structures Rule
The EPA finalized its long-awaited rule under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act imposing requirements for cooling water intake structures.
United States
22 May 2014
FERC Defers To Exclusionary State And Local Laws In Transmission Planning
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reversed course on its decision to prohibit references in transmission tariffs to state laws.
United States
21 May 2014
D.C. Circuit Denies Rehearing On Nuclear Waste Fee Decision
The D.C. Circuit last week denied the Department of Energy's (DOE) petition for en banc review of the court's November decision holding that the DOE could not continue to collect nuclear waste fees from utilities.
United States
26 Mar 2014
New Legislation Would Vacate Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants
Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power Subcommittee, introduced a bill on October 28, 2013 that would void the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) pending proposed rulemaking, regulating emissions of carbon dioxide from new coal-fired and natural gas-fired power plants.
United States
2 Nov 2013
Federal Court Rules Maryland Scheme To Promote Investment In In-State Generation Unconstitutional
Capacity Market, Maryland General Assembly, PJM, Project Development and Finance, Renewables, Supremacy Clause, commerce clause
United States
15 Oct 2013
Massachusetts Net Metering Projects Face Suboptimal Interconnection Designs
Under the Massachusetts’ net metering program, local utilities provide billing credit to customers with interconnected renewable energy projects that feed power into the grid.
United States
9 May 2013
Very Strict Liability For False Or Materially Incomplete Representations: Forfeiture Of FERC Market Pricing Authority
"No showing of the respondent’s intent or mindset is necessary to show a violation of [18 CFR § 35.41(b)] has occurred," explained a divided (4-1) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week in an order suspending for six-months the authority of J.P. Morgan Ventures Energy (JPM) to sell power at market-based rates (MBR).
United States
2 Dec 2012
Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Connecticut v. American Electric Power
The Supreme Court of the United States has granted certiorari in the Second Circuit's Connecticut v. American Electric Power decision, which allowed federal common law nuisance claims to proceed against several utilities because of their greenhouse gas emissions.
United States
10 Dec 2010
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Receives Comments Regarding Plans to Develop OREC Program
Following the signing of the Offshore Wind and Economic Development Act by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (the BPU) has received numerous comments regarding the development of an offshore wind renewable energy certificate (OREC) program.
United States
23 Nov 2010
FERC Proposes New Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation Principles
With an emphasis on regional planning, FERC proposes to require public utility transmission providers to consider public policy objectives in their planning, treat all transmission providers equally, enhance interregional cooperation and better align transmission planning with cost allocation methods.
United States
22 Jun 2010
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Adopts Emergency Regulations with Regard to Long-Term Renewable Energy Contracts
The Department of Public Utilities reverses the geographic limitation that required electric distribution companies to enter into long-term contracts for renewable energy or renewable credits generated within Massachusetts’s borders.
United States
21 Jun 2010
CPUC Revised Decision: Unbundled and Tradable RECs for California RPS Compliance
The Revised PD seeks to improve compliance opportunities for load-serving entities and to provide incentives for the construction of new RPS-eligible generation.
United States
29 Mar 2010
FERC Seeks To Provide Additional Certainty For Investment In Utility Assets
FERC's proposed rule would grant additional blanket authorizations under section 203 of the Federal Power Act for holding company acquisitions, and clarify affiliation requirements under section 205 of the Federal Power Act.
United States
25 Mar 2010
New Jersey Adopts New Solar Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards
The new law requires New Jersey to obtain a significant portion of its electricity from solar generating facilities.
United States
24 Feb 2010
NRG Power Marketing, LLC v. Maine Public Utilities Commission
The January 2010 Supreme Court of the United States decision held that the Mobile-Sierra doctrine applies to challenges by non-parties to wholesale energy contracts.
United States
29 Jan 2010
California PUC Creates A Tradable REC Market For RPS Compliance
The use of tradable renewable energy credits for RPS compliance may reduce costs and increase flexibility for those entities with renewable portfolio standard compliance obligations.
United States
18 Nov 2008
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