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04/26
D.C. Circuit again upholds FERC Order No. 1000
A three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit on April 18 unanimously upheld Order No. 1000, denying multiple challenges by New England power firms and state regulators to the Federal...
04/26
FERC chair outlines three paths for power market reforms ahead of technical conference
The acting chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission laid out her vision for an upcoming technical conference on generation subsidies yesterday, telling an audience of...
04/26
Ukraine approves new law to make energy market more competitive
Ukraine’s Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) has approved the Law of Ukraine On the Electricity Market which introduces a series of reforms to liberalize the country’s energy market....
04/26
Report: Trump DOE hits brakes on new energy research funding
Since President Donald Trump took office in January, funding opportunities out of the U.S. Department of Energy have slowed significantly compared to the previous administration,...
04/26
U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey ask FERC to revoke tree-cutting permit for gas pipeline
U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to revoke its recent order authorizing construction and tree-cutting for a natural...
04/24
Westinghouse bankruptcy could grind US nuclear sector to a halt
The fallout from Westinghouse Electric’s chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is multi-faceted and still unfolding. At the least, it is toxic news for the fate of the only nuclear...
04/24
States and feds may face policy donnybrook
A major dustup over national energy policies is brewing between state governments and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. It’s about basic regulatory authorities, with the...
04/24
Hurdles on the path to a solar-powered world
A new paper published in Science raises the prospect of solar power meeting a substantial fraction of the world’s energy needs within decades, forecasting at least 3 terawatts (TW...
04/24
Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with renewable drive to diversify energy mix
Saudi Arabia aims to produce 10 percent of its power from renewable sources in the next six years as it pushes ahead with a multibillion-dollar plan to diversify its energy mix...
04/24
Is battery energy storage at a 'turning point' for US utilities?
In a famous children's fable, a stuffed rabbit becomes real when its owner believes in it. The nation’s utilities may now be similarly transforming battery energy storage. The U.S...