Author Archives: Jeff Bayne

FERC Approves ISO-New England’s Competitive Auction with Sponsored Policy Resources

Last Friday, FERC issued a divided opinion approving ISO-New England’s (ISO-NE) proposed Competitive Auction with Sponsored Policy Resources (CASPR).  CASPR is ISO-NE’s effort to better accommodate recent actions taken by states, outside of the wholesale markets, to promote new, preferred … Continue reading

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EIA Releases State-Level Data on Residential Energy Sales

As part of its State Energy Data System, the Energy Information Agency (EIA) has released consumption and prices and expenditures data on 2016 electricity retail sales.  Corresponding graphs and maps were also posted on the EIA website. The average U.S. … Continue reading

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White House Releases Proposed Budget and Infrastructure Framework

Both the President’s proposed budget and the Trump Administration’s long-awaited infrastructure plan recommend significant changes to the role the federal government plays in the energy sector.  The President’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes substantial cuts to both … Continue reading

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Department of Defense Reports on Climate Change Vulnerabilities

The Department of Defense has issued a report entitled Climate-Related Risk to DoD Infrastructure: Initial Vulnerability Assessment Survey (SLVAS), as directed by Senate Report 114-237.  In the report, the Department of Defense explains that there are several ways in which … Continue reading

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EPA Announces Additional Listening Sessions on CPP Repeal

UPDATED 02.01.2018 EPA’s notice of three public listening sessions has been published in the Federal Register, 83 Fed. Reg. 4,620. EPA will hold three additional “listening sessions” on its proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Kansas City, Missouri—February 21, … Continue reading

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