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NRC's Macfarlane Urges Industry to Focus on Safety and Public Outreach

Nov 19 - Global Data Point - In a farewell speech to the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations annual CEO conference in Atlanta, Macfarlane reflected on her two-and-a-half-year tenure as NRC chairman, a period in which the agency implemented safety enhancements inspired by the Japanese nuclear disaster in 2011. More...

Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Snow Mountain Solar Project on the Las Vegas Paiute Indian Reservation, Clark County

Nov 19 - Interior Department Documents & Publications - Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Snow Mountain Solar Project on the Las Vegas Paiute Indian Reservation, Clark County, Nevada. More...

Algae Biomass Organization Applauds Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Brian Schatz for Including Carbon Utilization in Climate Legislation

Nov 19 - The Algae Biomass Organization, the trade association for the algae industry, applauded Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) for including provisions to encourage carbon utilization technology in climate change legislation they proposed today. More...
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Consumer Experts Available to Rebut Polluters' Misinformation Campaign on EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule

Nov 18 - Targeted News Service - Public Citizen issued the following news release: When President Barack Obama succeeded in reaching an historic agreement between the U.S. More...

FERC Issues Order Granting Rehearing for Further Consideration re Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities

Nov 18 - Targeted News Service - FERC Issues Order Granting Rehearing for Further Consideration re Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities Under RM05-5. More...

FERC Issues Order Granting Rehearing for Further Consideration re Public Service Company of Colorado et al Under ER13-75 et al

Nov 18 - Targeted News Service - The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order. More...

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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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Price crash could end New Mexico’s oil boom By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer

By Da Roberts - For the complete article use this [External Link] Copyright © 2014 Albuquerque Journal The huge drop in crude oil prices since more...

Column: Saudi Arabia and New Mexico: oil price threat By Dr. Daniel Fine

By Da Roberts - For the complete article use this link--> [External Link]   The shale oil boom which returns 25 percent of the New more...
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Scottish Power could face sales ban if it doesn't meet Ofgem's customer service expectations

By Kevin Burke - Scottish Power, one of the worst-performing energy companies when it comes to customer service, has pledged to Ofgem that it more...
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Update: Applying #Jobsism to transform current global #Fordism marketing myopia

By Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio - This is a timely update on #Jobsism and #Fordism, that is based on getting myself to stand on the top more...
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Big Six energy companies see 5.5 million complaints over 2013

By Kevin Burke - Around 5.5 million complaints were made against the UK's largest energy suppliers last year, official data from Ofgem has revealed. more...


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