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Tag Archives: Coal

Trump Track: DOE Proposes FERC Action to Benefit Coal and Nuclear Power

Posted in FERC, Trump Track
On September 28, 2017, the Department of Energy (“DOE”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NOPR”) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) pursuant to §403(a) of the DOE Organization Act.  Regulations proposed in the NOPR would require FERC-jurisdictional Independent System Operators (“ISOs”) and Regional Transmission Organizations (“RTOs”) to develop rules for compensation of certain… Continue Reading

Proposed California Bill to Cap Coal-Generated Electricity and Eliminate Coal-Dependency by 2026

Posted in California
On January 4, 2017, at the start of this year’s legislative session, Assemblymember Marc Levine of Marin County introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 79, which is intended to cap the amount of coal-generated electricity used in California. Under the current version of AB 79, a maximum of 6 percent of electricity consumed in California could be… Continue Reading