Author Archives: Jessica Bell

FERC Considering Revisions to Pipeline Certificate Policy

Last month, FERC issued a Notice of Inquiry seeking information as it explores revising its policy statement on the certification of new natural gas transportation facilities.  The Certification of New Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities Statement of Policy that is … Continue reading

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EPA Transparency Proposal May Limit What Agency Can Consider in Rulemakings

UPDATED 05.25.2018 EPA has extended the deadline for comments to August 16. On April 30, EPA issued a proposed rule, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science, “to increase transparency in the preparation, identification, and use of science in policymaking.”  With this … Continue reading

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Former FERC Commissioners Weigh In on CPP Repeal

Former FERC Commissioners Norman Bay, John Norris, and Jon Wellinghoff submitted a comment to EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) repeal docket, responding to EPA’s suggestion that the CPP may impermissibly tread on FERC’s functions and authority.  Characterizing this idea as … Continue reading

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Utilities Group Sings Praises of Electric Vehicles to Congress

Earlier this month, a group of utilities, including Edison Electric Institute and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, wrote to Congress to ask for an extension of the federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit.  The existing tax credit of up … Continue reading

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EIA Data Shows Real-Time Impacts of Weather Events on Energy Infrastructure

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides a wealth of, well, information for users interested in better understanding energy infrastructure.  Recent updates to the U.S. Energy Mapping System include features such as power plants with a 1 MW or greater capacity, … Continue reading

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