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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 ...

MRC Comments EL16-49 et al.pdf


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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 seen...


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PJM Asks FERC to Delay 2019 Capacity Market Auction

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary The PJM Interconnection asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday to allow it to delay its May 2019 capacity market auction if the commission cannot make a final decision on rules for the market by early January. PJM and its member states...


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States Say FERC Overstepped its Bounds in PJM Capacity Market Order

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary FERC’s June order finding PJM's market rules unjust and unreasonable is the product of years of debate among players in the mid-Atlantic electricity market over the impact of state energy policies. Gas and coal generators argue policies like nuclear...


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MRC Submits Comments in Response to FERC DER Aggregation Conference

On June 22, 2018, the MRC filed comments in response to FERC's Notice of Technical Conference, dated February 15, 2018, relating to Participation of Distributed Energy Aggregations in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators (Docket No. RM18-9-000)...

MRC Comments AD18-10.pdf