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Tax abatement set for wind project

Nov 24 - Plainview Daily Herald (TX) - On Monday, Hale County's Commissioners Court unanimously approved and authorized County Judge Bill Coleman to sign a county tax abatement agreement with Hale Community Energy, LLC, which is a joint venture composed of four wind farm projects in Hale County, including Cotton Wind Farm, LLC, Lakeview Wind Farm, LLC, Hale County Wind Farm, LLC, East Mound Renewable Energy Project, LLC., … More...

AG Schmidt Files Objection to EPA's Proposed Carbon Emissions Rule for Power Plants

Nov 25 - Targeted News Service - The Kansas Attorney General issued the following news release: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today filed a formal objection to proposed new EPA regulations for carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants. More...

FERC Issues Order Granting Extension of Time Re Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Pit 3, 4, and 5 Hydroelectric Project Under P-233

Nov 25 - Targeted News Service - The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order: Pacific Gas & Electric Company Project No. 233-197 ORDER GRANTING EXTENSION OF TIME (Issued November 24, 2014) 1. More...
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FERC Issues Order Granting Rehearing for Further Consideration Re Kentucky Utilities Company Under ER14-2505 et al

Nov 25 - Targeted News Service - The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order. More...

FERC Approves Fourth Settlement in 2011 Southwest Blackout Case

Nov 25 - Targeted News Service - The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a stipulation and consent agreement among FERC's Office of Enforcement, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and the Western Area Power Administration - Desert Southwest Region … More...

MPSC Authorizes Consumers Energy to Increase Bond Principal and Interest Securitization Surcharge, Increase Tax Surcharge

Nov 25 - Targeted News Service - The Michigan Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today authorized Consumers Energy Company to increase its bond principal and interest securitization surcharge and to increase its tax surcharge for bills rendered on and after the December 2014 billing month. More...

Articles 

By Paul DeCotis , Will McNamara
On: November 7, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) is more than 1,600 pages long and difficult to navigate. Since EPA delegated authority to the states for developing compliance plans as part of more...
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...

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