Monthly Archives: January 2016

Supreme Court Upholds FERC Rule on pricing of demand response in organized electricity markets

Douglas Smith, David Yaffe, Gabriel Tabak, and Avi Zevin, attorneys with the law firm Van Ness Feldman, provide an in-depth update and commentary explaining the background and implications of the recent decision of the Supreme Court to uphold FERC Order … Continue reading

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Power to the people: is community energy the way forward?

Sylvia Thompson writes in The Irish Times about the challenges facing community energy development in Ireland: The Government wants us to become ‘energy citizens’, but advocates of local energy schemes say Ireland is lagging behind other EU countries. Last month, … Continue reading

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Gas-fueled power generation likely to grow along with renewables for decades to come

In the race to reduce carbon footprints and replace coal as a primary energy source, much has been made of an alleged “battle” between natural gas and renewables in the power generation industry. However, notes Alap Shah, Director of Technologies … Continue reading

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Case Update: The Supreme Court Upholds FERC Order 745

Matthew Christiansen, Energy Law & Policy Fellow at the NYU Guarini Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, has published  a Case Update on the U.S. Supreme Court’s upholding of FERC Order 745. On Monday, the Supreme Court handed … Continue reading

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New York State launches $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on January 21 announced the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of a 10-year, $5 billion Clean Energy Fund to accelerate the growth of New York’s clean energy economy and address climate change. The … Continue reading

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A net-zero strategy for major Minnesota medical center

Frank Jossi reports in MidWest News that Rochester, Minnesota’s new $6 billion Destination Medical Center district should expand existing district energy systems, encourage or require developers to follow state efficiency building requirements and maximize onsite renewable energy, according to a recent … Continue reading

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IDEA Comments on Federal Plan Requirements and Model Trading Rules for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units

Executive Summary The International District Energy Association (IDEA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on EPA’s Federal Plan Requirements for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Electric Utility Generating Units Constructed on or Before January 8, 2014; Model Trading Rules; Amendment to Framework … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of allowing demand response, siding with FERC over EPSA

On Monday January 25, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in favor of allowing demand response, siding with the arguments of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) over the Electricity Production Supply Association (EPSA).  This is … Continue reading

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Sen. Markey urges mayors to help shape energy legislation

Peter Urban of the GateHouse Washington Bureau reports in SouthCoast Today that U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) urged mayors to “get in the game” as Congress gets busy this year on passing a new energy bill that could help cities … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit denies stay of Clean Power Plan

Sonal Patel reports in POWER that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has denied the motions for stay requested by 27 states and numerous industry groups to block the Clean Power Plan from taking effect. “Petitioners have … Continue reading

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