Author Archives: Jessica Bell

Group of States, Cities, and Organizations Tell Court Enough is Enough in CPP Abeyance

UPDATED 9.20.2018  EPA’s September 14 response is available here.  Petitioners and Petitioner-Intervenors also responded. A group of intervenors in the litigation over the CPP (Intervenor-Respondents) filed to oppose EPA’s request for further abeyance.  In its August 24 status report, EPA … Continue reading

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Impacts of Rising Temperatures on Human Health and Safety

While many in the Northern Hemisphere may be compiling anecdata this time of year about the impacts of high temperatures on productivity, health, and well-being, several recent studies have made broader attempts to quantify the potential public health threat of … Continue reading

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EIA Releases Annual International Energy Outlook

Earlier this week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its International Energy Outlook 2018.  The report focuses on the impacts of macroeconomic conditions and growth patterns on energy markets in China, India, and Africa.  EIA notes that economic development in … Continue reading

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FERC Acts on State Subsidies in PJM, Fuel Security in ISO-NE

FERC recently issued two orders addressing the broader issue of “out-of-market” payments.  These orders signal a vigorous debate at FERC of several hot button issues that may be subject to significant political pressure as Commissioner Powelson’s replacement is appointed and … Continue reading

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EPA Seeks Comment on its Cost-Benefit Analyses

UPDATED 07.03.2018 EPA has extended the deadline for comments to August 13. EPA is seeking public comment on how it should consider costs and benefits in its rulemakings through a recently published advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) entitled Increasing … Continue reading

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