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Maine's high court upholds Passadumkeag wind project approval, confirms citizen board's authority

Oct 23 - Bangor Daily News (ME) - Maine's Supreme Judicial Court has allowed a 14-turbine wind farm on Passadumkeag Mountain to move ahead in a decision clarifying that the citizen-led Board of Environmental Protection has a broad power to review the decisions of state regulators. More...

SC Supreme Court: SCE&G has right to raise rates

Oct 23 - State (Columbia, SC) - The S.C. Supreme Court endorsed SCE&G's rights under state law Wednesday to raise customers' utility rates in order to pay for ongoing construction cost increases for two new reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County. More...

Greenhouse gas law gives state lawmakers seat at the clean air table

Oct 23 - Scott Kraus The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) - State lawmakers will now have some say in how Pennsylvania meets new federal clean air regulations limiting carbon emissions from power plants. More...
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NRC Issues 'White' Inspection Finding for Millstone 3 Nuclear Plant; Level of Oversight to be Increased

Oct 22 - Targeted News Service - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will increase its level of oversight at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear power plant following the finalization of a "white" (low to moderate safety significance) inspection finding for the Waterford, Conn., facility. More...

North Carolina Department of Utilities Commission Issues Order Issuing Certificate for a New Renewable Energy Facility of Application of Chowan Jehu...

Oct 22 - Targeted News Service - The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order: In the Matter of Application of Chowan Jehu Road Solar, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 5-MW Solar Facility in Chowan County, North Carolina. More...

EIA Commends EPA Rule to Limit Ozone Depleting Greenhouse Gas

Oct 22 - Professional Services Close - Up - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a landmark rulemaking, which reduces the domestic production allowances for HCFC-22 at the lowest level ever and proposes a complete phase-out within five years. 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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NERC Reliability Assurance Initiative (RAI): Bolstering your internal controls for compliance in the new paradigm

Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Since 2007, the utility industry has been working to improve its compliance programs based on guidance from NERC and the Regional Entities, as well as lessons learned through audits. "Internal Controls" are central to the RAI, so it is critical more...

Reforming the Energy Vision: The Utility of the Future

Monday Oct 27, 2014 - New York, New York - United States

In this New York-based Energy and Environment Breakfast, ICF International welcomes Audrey Zibelman who will offer up various perspectives about the power industry and the challenges involved in gaining consensus in a time of great flux. It's hard to recall more...

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Ofgem investigating British Gas, E.ON and Npower over slow business advance meter roll out

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GoCompare: Some energy bills rising by up to £205 on Hallowe'en

By Kevin Burke - Customers who have not switched energy supplier could see their annual gas and electricity bill increase by 10%, or £104 more...
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