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Attorneys general say federal regulators post incomplete data on proposed carbon dioxide rules

Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Paul Monies The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City - Federal environmental regulators failed to include information in rulemaking dockets on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and should withdraw the rules, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and a dozen other attorneys general said. More...

FPL statement on Florida Supreme Court's affirmation of 2012 rate settlement

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire - Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) President and CEO Eric Silagy issued the following statement today regarding the Florida Supreme Court's affirmation of the Florida Public Service Commission's approval of FPL's 2012 base rate settlement agreement: More...

NRC issues 'white' finding on Millstone

Aug 28 - Day, The (New London, CT) - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has notified officials at the Millstone Power Station about a preliminary finding of a safety violation involving Unit 3's turbine-driving auxiliary feedwater pump. More...
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Coal company fines total $245,000 in environmental cases in Bell, Pike counties

Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Bill Estep Lexington Herald-Leader - Federal regulators have proposed fines totaling $245,000 against two companies accused of violating environmental rules in Eastern Kentucky. More...

Xcel asks federal regulators to intervene in Boulder's condemnation bid

Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Erica Meltzer Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo. - Xcel Energy asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday to issue a ruling that Boulder cannot condemn a high voltage transmission line that circles the city without first getting the federal regulators' permission. More...

Nuclear plants prevail on storage of waste

Aug 27 - Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, MA) - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a final rule Tuesday that essentially concludes nuclear waste can be stored on-site for 160 years or more after a reactor has shut down. 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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