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FERC Lowers Barriers on DERS, Paving the Way for Microgrids

On Sept 17, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order 2222 , a landmark rule that levels the playing field for participation of microgrids and aggregated distributed energy resources (DER’s) in all regional organized wholesale electricity markets, including Regional...

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New Notice of Intent for Funding Opportunity to Improve Energy Efficiency and Demand Flexibility of Buildings

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Connected Communities." The Connected Communities FOA would demonstrate and evaluate the capacity of energy-efficient...

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Bipartisan bill by Senators Coons, Moran to level the playing field for clean energy included in House tax package

Pres Release, Senator Coons Office Summary On November 19, bipartisan, bicameral legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Representatives Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Ron Estes (R-Kan.), the Financing Our Energy Future Act , was included in a...

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ConEd, 8 other utilities challenge Trump's energy rule, repeal of Clean Power Plan

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary President Obama's Clean Power Plan garnered criticism for its reach, which went beyond individual plant upgrades and allowed generators to reduce emissions by adding renewable resources. The EPA argues that its new rule corrects regulatory overreach, but...

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Reps. Estes, Thompson and Sens. Coons, Moran Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Renewable Energy Tax Advantages

Press Release, Congressman Ron Estes Office (R-KS) Summary WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS), Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA), along with Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the Financing Our Future Energy Act today. This bipartisan and bicameral bill...

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Seoul to slash LNG import fee, making its taxes cheaper than coal

Pulse Summary The South Korean government will sharply ease fees for importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) in addition to the sales tax cut, making its taxes cheaper than coal to spur the migration to cleaner fuel in an effort to fight the worsening air pollution. The Ministry of Trade...

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MRC Submits Comments to FERC in Response to Reliability Pricing Model Submitted by PJM

On November 6, 2018, the MRC filed comments to FERC in response to the proposal for revisions to its Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) submitted by PJM in response to the Commission's "Capacity Order" dated June 29, 2018. #MRC #FederalPolicy #PolicyandRegulation ...

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Coal lobby pleased as Trump nominates all McNamee to FERC

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated Department of Energy official Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), seeking to fill a vacant seat on the commission with an ally of its plans to aid struggling coal and nuclear plants...

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The governments of Canada and Nunavut announce investments in energy efficiency upgrades that help residents save energy and money

Press Release, Markets Insider Summary GATINEAU , QC, Sept. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Nunavut are working together to take action on climate change, helping residents save money while they improve energy efficiency. Today, the Minister of Environment and...

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Official: FERC, Other Agencies Identifying 'Critical' Coal, Nuclear Plants

Darrell Proctor, Power Magazine Summary An official with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) told a nuclear industry group this week that the agency and Trump administration officials are trying to identify power plants they consider critical to the nation’s grid. The move is...