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Tag Archives: energy

President Trump to Restore Quorum at FERC

Posted in FERC
It has been widely reported that President Donald J. Trump is preparing to nominate three new commissioners to fill existing vacancies at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  The prospective nominees are Kevin J. McIntyre, Neil Chatterjee, and Robert F. Powelson.  A little bit about each: Kevin McIntyre is co-head of the energy practice of Jones… Continue Reading

Oregon PUC outlines ambitious schedule for implementation of Clean Electricity programs

Posted in Electric Power, Northwest, Renewables, Rulemakings
At an April 21 workshop, the Oregon Public Utility Commission presented its timeline for implementing a variety of programs in the wake of the state’s recently passed and far-ranging energy bill, SB 1547 (the “Oregon Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan”).  Most widely known for its provisions increasing renewable portfolio standards and phasing out coal-fired… Continue Reading

Oregon Legislature Passes Sweeping Energy Bill

Posted in Northwest, Renewables
The Oregon Legislature on Wednesday passed a sweeping and contentious bill that signals significant changes for the state’s energy industry.  Senate Bill 1547, the final home for the “Oregon Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan,” touches many areas of the industry. The aspects of the legislation that are receiving the most press are the requirements… Continue Reading

The CFTC and FERC Agree to Disagree on the Reach of Each Agency’s Jurisdiction to Police Energy Markets

Posted in Federal, FERC, Rulemakings
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have entered into a long-overdue, congressionally mandated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish procedures to resolve conflicts between the agencies over their respective overlapping jurisdictions to police, respectively, physical energy markets (i.e., contracts for physical delivery) and financial energy markets (i.e., futures,… Continue Reading

Auction Today, Results Monday (part of the California Cap and Trade Program)

Posted in California, Cap and Trade, Climate Change, Litigation, Renewables
Get your auction here!  Today is the day. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is holding an auction of greenhouse gas allowances for use in the California cap and trade program today, November 14, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m (PST).  It is CARB’s first auction and all eyes are on California to see… Continue Reading