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Another Step Forward for Demand Response, FERC Order 745 Case

Jan 28 - Breaking Energy - Over the past several months, we've been providing updates on the ongoing litigation surrounding Order 745 – a vital, federal rule on demand response. More...

US NRC starts special inspection at River Bend Station nuclear power plant

Jan 28 - YellowBrix - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a special inspection at the River Bend Station nuclear power plant to review circumstances surrounding an unplanned reactor shutdown that occurred on Dec. More...

Senate panel backs allowing Legislature to approve state's clean air plan

Jan 28 - Register-Herald (Beckley, WV) - In anticipation of federal Environmental Protection Agency rules to reduce overall carbon dioxide emissions -- due out this summer -- West Virginia lawmakers are considering a bill that would grant them oversight over any state plan developed by the state Department of Environmental Protection. More...
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EPA Seeks Input on Federal Plan for Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants (HQ)

Jan 27 - Environmental Protection Agency Documents & Publications - Reaching out and engaging with the public and stakeholders has been the agency's top priority throughout the development of this rule, and EPA is committed to continuing this engagement moving forward. More...

PPL and Riverstone Accept FERC's Additional Mitigation Measures

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  - PPL Corporation and Riverstone Holdings LLC affiliate RJS Power Holdings LLC filed a joint response Tuesday (1/27) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accepting additional market power mitigation measures required for FERC approval of the previously announced spinoff of PPL Energy Supply and its combination with competitive generation assets owned by RJS Power Holdings. More...

Former Colo. Gov. Bill Ritter to Deliver Keynote Address at the E Source Energy Managers' Roundtable in April

E Source Companies, LLC - Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter will deliver the keynote address at the 20th Annual E Source Energy Managers' Roundtable. 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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Nick Clegg: Green investment critical for the UK's future

By Kevin Burke - Green investment is necessary for the future of the UK, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said. The Leader of more...
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Win-win high systemic leverage electricity service strategy of trajectory as a great example

By Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio - The GMH post Why global Middle-Class Indignados should unite to demand strategies of trajectory is what’s needed to shift away from the more...
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Energy competition offers communities a slice of £100k

By Kevin Burke - Energy savers in England can win their share of £100,000 by taking part in a community energy competition.   Ed more...
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Big Six energy suppliers are failing customers, Which? says

By Kevin Burke - Smaller energy suppliers provide better standards of service than the Big Six, a Which? investigation has found. The consumer watchdog more...
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Ofgem calls for more competition in energy market

By Kevin Burke - More competition is needed in the UK's energy market if customers are to get the service they expect. A review more...


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