Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address cybersecurity concerns involving the electric grid.

Renewable Energy Update – November 2015

Gulf Coast Still Reeling From Aftermath Of Hurricane Katrina

Recent figures reveal that utility-scale renewable energy projects accounted for more than 60 percent of new energy capacity installed in the U.S. throughout the first three quarters of 2015.

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Supreme Court hears “demand-response” arguments on FERC rule.

Coal Mining In India's Jharia

A coal industry report due to be published by the IEA on the benefits of new coal-burning technology has been heavily criticised by experts. [The Guardian] The U.S. approved a request to begin electricity generation at a nuclear reactor, the first time in almost 20 years that federal regulators have given a new nuclear power plant… Keep reading →

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Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s October 15, 2015 meeting.


Commissioner Philip Moeller of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this afternoon announced his intention to leave FERC at the end of October 2015.

British Government Signs A Deal For New Nuclear Power Plant

On September 11, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a winter reliability program (WRP) for the New England Independent System Operator (ISO-NE) region for winters 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018, until new market-based performance incentives take effect. From the two competing proposals submitted by ISO-NE and New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), the FERC selected… Keep reading →

Gulf Coast Still Reeling From Aftermath Of Hurricane Katrina

In a long-awaited hearing which began last week, Ohio’s largest utility is seeking approval for a rate hike of $3 billion. FirstEnegy is asking the Public Utilities Commission (PUCO) to force customers to pay for its old, dirty, uneconomic coal plants and a nearly-expired nuclear plant. Although there are many reasons to oppose the bailout… Keep reading →


A recent report casts doubt on whether proposed federal legislation would actually accelerate decisions on the siting of cross-border energy infrastructure.

Initial Decision Finds That BP Manipulated 2008 Natural Gas Market In Texas

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On August 13, 2015, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Administrative Law Judge issued an initial decision in which she found that BP America Inc manipulated the natural gas market in Texas for over two and a half months in 2008.

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