Electric utilities

Rod Kuckro



Rod joined E&E News in 2013 to report for Energywire on the rapidly occurring transformation of the electric utility business model. He writes about the industry's leaders and regulators, the evolving wholesale power markets and more recently about U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan. Prior to joining E&E, Rod was editor-in-chief of Platts' daily electricity publications group and before that, editor of Oil Daily. He began reporting in Washington for the Oakland Tribune and The Cincinnati Enquirer. He has been featured as an expert on CNN, CNBC, NPR, Platts Energy Week TV and E&ETV. He is an alumnus of Georgetown University.

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5 questions for FERC nominee McNamee to ponder

Bernard McNamee, 51, has been executive director of the Energy Department's Office of Policy since June. In early October, President Trump nominated him to fill a vacancy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. McNamee is expected to appear at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing on Nov. 15.


Questions center on FERC nominee's view on coal subsidies

Bernard McNamee, the Trump administration's pick to fill a vacancy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will be asked to articulate clearly his position on possible subsidies for coal and nuclear plants that are having trouble competing in a market dominated by cheap natural gas.