McNamee, Glick clash over climate
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Bernard McNamee took a not-so-subtle swipe at fellow Commissioner Richard Glick yesterday, pushing back at Glick's complaint that the agency has abdicated its responsibility to weigh the effects of greenhouse gas emissions from gas projects it approves.
LaFleur's exit will leave 3 commissioners — and anxiety
The departure of Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — and the prospect of two empty FERC seats — is stirring up anxiety, given the billions of dollars of energy projects, market reforms and rulemakings that hang in the balance.
Dominion cancels gas pipeline, blames FERC
Dominion Energy Inc. on Friday abandoned a pipeline project to bring Marcellus Shale natural gas to market, faulting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its failure to act on the application.
Parties spar over cost, incentives for grid upgrades
While there is consensus that the nation's electricity grid needs extensive improvement to handle the next generation of power technologies, transmission owners and users appear split on how to incentivize those improvements.
Largest public power utilities say ACE rule doesn't matter
Executives from five of the nation's largest public power utilities agreed yesterday that EPA's Affordable Clean Energy, or ACE, rule has no bearing on the plans they have to reduce carbon dioxide footprints in response to either state direction or consumer demands.