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Emissions Reductions, Green Jobs Among Energy Policy Recommendations For Connecticut's New Governor
Reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, carbon neutrality, green economy jobs and energy affordability are the main energy policy recommendations made to Connecticut's new governor,
United States
21 Jan 2019
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FERC Expands Cyber Security Incident Reporting Requirements
Recognizing the growing cyber threats facing the country's bulk electric system, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently issued a rule that will increase the reporting requirements for those entities with assets ...
United States
31 Jul 2018
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FERC Issues Final Rule On Electric Storage Participation In Organized Markets
The new regulations set forth in Order No. 841 establish minimum requirements for new market rules but do not impose a one-size-fits-all approach.
United States
19 Feb 2018
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Massachusetts Issues New Clean Energy Standard Affecting the Electricity Sector
With new regulations issued last Friday, August 11, Massachusetts continues to strengthen investment opportunities for new renewable/clean energy in the Northeast. Those regulations were issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and are referred to as the Clean Energy Standard.
United States
17 Aug 2017
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Not So Fast, Ohio
The narrow and specific issue raised and addressed by FERC on Wenesday is whether the Affiliate PPAs were exempt from a requirement of prior FERC approval in light of waivers FERC had previously granted.
United States
3 May 2016
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Supreme Court Rules Maryland Subsidy Program Infringes on FERC Authority
On Tuesday, April 19, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that Maryland's incentive program, which subsidized the participation of a new power plant in the PJM Interconnection (PJM) wholesale energy market, was preempted by the Federal Power Act.
United States
21 Apr 2016
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New York Significantly Restricts Competitive Retail Electricity Supply
In an order issued February 23 (the Order),1 the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) took the surprising step of effectively and prospectively shutting down the competitive retail electricity market...
United States
4 Mar 2016
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What's Next? Potential Impact Of The Landmark Supreme Court Decision In FERC v. EPSA On Demand Response Across The Country
Pursuant to the Supreme Court's decision, the case will now be sent back to the D.C. Circuit for further proceedings. The formal judgment remanding the case is likely to be issued by the end of February.
United States
10 Feb 2016
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New Connecticut Microgrid Funding Opportunities
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has an additional $30 million it can award in its third round of Connecticut's Microgrid Program...
United States
17 Nov 2015
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NY PSC Revises Key Aspects Of The Community Distributed Generation Program
The Utilities are required to file tariff amendments necessary to implement and incorporate the clarifications confirmed by the NY PSC, with such tariff changes to be effective on October 26.
United States
29 Oct 2015
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Once Again, Commission Disclaims Jurisdiction Over LNG Facilities
On April 2, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC, or the Commission) issued another order regarding the Commission's regulation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) activities (the Recent Order).
United States
9 Apr 2015
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New York Adopts Regulations For Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) this week adopted long-anticipated regulations establishing a permitting program for the siting, construction and operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities.
United States
31 Jan 2015
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FERC Issues Another Natural Gas Order; Bay Dissents Again
On September 19, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) issued the latest in its series of declaratory orders that disclaimed jurisdiction over nonpipeline gas transportation operations.
United States
24 Sep 2014
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Commission Disclaims Jurisdiction Over Two LNG Projects; Bay's Dissent: Sign Of Things To Come?
Part of the uncertainty surrounding FERC jurisdiction of small-and mid-scale LNG facilities stems from the statutory definition of "LNG terminal," which was added by EPAct 2005.
United States
22 Sep 2014
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LNG Project Does Not Require FERC Approval or Oversight
In what promises to be the first in a series of rulings concerning the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) over liquefied and compressed natural gas (LNG and CNG) projects and activities ..
United States
22 Jul 2014
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Meeting Electric Generation Need: Through Markets or State-Mandated Contracts?
Recently, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities answered -- at least for now -- the question of whether it would allow market forces to determine where and when new electric generation gets built in the Commonwealth or whether it would bow to legislative pressure and mandate ratepayer-subsidized contracts for such generation.
United States
1 Jun 2013
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FERC Rules That Competitive Transmission Trumps Negotiated Contract Rights
In a May 17 order (the "New England Compliance Order") on the New England compliance filing in response to Order No. 1000 ("Order 1000"), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") rejected efforts by the New England transmission owners to retain their exclusive rights to build new transmission in the region.
United States
25 May 2013
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DOE Ends LNG Export Approval Moratorium
The Office of Fossil Energy of the Department of Energy (DOE/FE) ended a nearly two-year moratorium on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export approvals on Friday when it conditionally approved the export of LNG to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States (non-FTA countries).
United States
21 May 2013
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Appeals Court Upholds FERC's ROE Approach
On May 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected Southern California Edison's challenge to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's or Commission's) setting the company's base return on equity (ROE) for three transmission projects using the median, rather than the midpoint, of a zone of reasonableness.
United States
19 May 2013
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Nanotechnology Will Improve The Energy Conversion Rate Of Solar Cells According to Japanese Researchers
Under current commercially available solar cell technology, less than 20% of the energy found in sunlight is ultimately converted into electrical energy.
United States
21 Jul 2011
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