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BRIEF: Orlando Utilities Commission contract taken off Vero Beach agendas

VERO BEACH Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla. - The City Council won't discuss the amended Orlando Utilities Commission contract at its meeting Tuesday as planned, City Manager Jim O'Connor said. More...

PNM expected to refile rate hike request of about 12 percent

Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kevin Robinson-Avila Albuquerque Journal, N.M. - Public Service Company of New Mexico is expected to renew its request for a rate increase in the neighborhood of 12 percent today, although the sticker shock felt by consumers could be lower. More...

PRC OKs PNM deal with environmental groups; vote on coal plant expected by year's end

Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Steve Terrell The Santa Fe New Mexican - The state Public Regulation Commission on Wednesday formally accepted an agreement between Public Service Company of New Mexico and three environmental groups regarding the utility's proposal for a coal plant -- and set a new timetable for a final vote on long-debated plans for the plant. More...
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BRIEF: DEP to answer questions before Jessup power plant hearing

JESSUP Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Brendan Gibbons The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. - State Department of Environmental Protection officials will hold a question-and-answer session before a hearing the proposed power plant next week. More...

County demolition motion goes forward

Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jeff Tucker The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. - Pueblo County's bid to get involved with the potential demolition of an abandoned power station Downtown has moved to an administrative law judge. More...

Electric car tax wording leads to loophole in fee

Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Trevor Brown Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne - An apparent loophole in a recently passed state law may force lawmakers to reconsider how the state taxes electric cars. More...

Articles 

By Stephen Heins
On: August 28, 2015
Now that the EPA has issued its final regulations for its Clean Power Plan (CPP), all of the interested parties, in and out of government, are spending hours and hours and hours reading through the more...
By Lindsay Berkstresser
On: August 20, 2015
Earlier this year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC"), the federal agency that oversees interstate natural gas transportation and electric transmission, changed the way shippers on interstate natural gas pipelines nominate and pipelines confirm service. more...
By Stephen Heins
On: July 15, 2015
State utility commissioners in all 50 states are under a lot of stress. First, they must formulate and plan for the future of their states' electrical grids and at the same time, keep their eyes more...
By Dr. Dimitri Daskalakis
On: May 18, 2015
A crucial day of decision in the so-called "War on Demand Response" came on Monday April 27. The Supreme Court announced whether it will review the 2-1 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for more...
By Rasika Athawale
On: March 30, 2015
The electricity industry is undergoing rapid changes in response to policy push as an outcome from climate change concerns and disruption pull from products and solutions such as distributed energy resources and demand response. more...

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