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EPA Regulations: Leading America to an Uncertain Energy Future, says National Mining Association

Sep 18 - Targeted News Service - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed sweeping regulations that would require states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector by an average of 30 percent nationally. More...

Group slams federal energy regulators over alleged market manipulation

Sep 18 - New Haven Register (CT) - A Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group is criticizing federal energy regulators for failing to act against a private equity firm that owns power plants in New England for allegedly manipulating a power auction conducted earlier this year by ISO-New England. More...

New PUC flap emerges over ousted Peevey aide in wake of PG&E email controversy

Sep 18 - Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA) - The Public Utilities Commission landed in a fresh controversy following the disclosure Wednesday that Carol Brown, ousted top aide to the PUC's most powerful official, is actually on leave and did not depart the agency as widely thought. More...
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Vermont renewable energy issue before FTC

Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brian Nearing Times Union, Albany, N.Y. - A possible flaw in Vermont's renewable energy rules -- one not found in New York's system -- that allows renewable energy production to be "double counted" by utilities has sparked a challenge to the Federal Trade Commission. More...

Legislature discusses altering public utility regulation

Sep 18 - Zack Ponce Carlsbad Current-Argus, N.M. - The state legislature is discussing a draft of proposed legislation that would alter the way public utilities are regulated within the state of New Mexico. More...

ComEd customers to get refunds in 'smart grid' settlement

Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Corilyn Shropshire Chicago Tribune - ComEd customers are set to receive a total of $46.2 million in refunds for rate increases dating back to 2008, under a settlement with the State Attorney General's office announced Thursday. More...

Articles 

By Ernest Norsworthy
On: July 30, 2014
Some in the electric power transmission business must wonder if it makes political sense to follow the administration's lead and at least pay lip service to their green initiatives (mainly solar and wind) and to more...
By Sheldon Zakreski
On: July 9, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a proposal for the first-ever national protections from dangerous carbon pollution from existing power plants. The EPA plans to utilize section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act more...
By Dr. Marc Lamoureux
On: June 16, 2014
Internal controls are becoming a crucial part of business processes to achieve NERC reliability standard compliance objectives. An internal control program may consist of processes, practices, policies, procedures and activities that an organization employs to more...
By Brian S. Heslin
On: February 28, 2014
Several months ago we discussed the lack of coordination between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") regarding energy market enforcement activities. more...
By Sarah Battaglia
On: February 26, 2014
Most people that deal with energy have heard of a deregulated electricity market. Still, many find it difficult to differentiate it from a regulated market. It can be a challenging concept to understand, but I'm more...

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Preparing for NERC CIP 014: Understanding the Regulations and Interpreting Their Impact

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