Author Archives: Katherine O'Konski

Supreme Court Denies DTE Energy Petition for Review; EPA Administrator Pruitt Issues Guidance on EPA’s New Source Review Authority

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied DTE Energy Company’s July 31 petition for review of United States v. DTE Energy Co., 845 F.3d 735 (6th Cir. 2017), which held that EPA may use its New Source Review (NSR) enforcement authority … Continue reading

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DOE Grants FERC Extension Request in Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule Proceeding

Yesterday, DOE granted FERC’s request for a 30-day extension of the 60-day deadline to take final action on its Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule proposed late September.  New FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre sought the extension in a letter dated Thursday, December … Continue reading

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Watch Now: EPA Public Hearing on Clean Power Plan Repeal

EPA is holding a public hearing on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan today, November 28, and tomorrow, November 29, at the West Virginia Capitol Building in Charlestown.  Speakers at today’s and tomorrow’s hearing will represent both national … Continue reading

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California Public Utilities Commission Report Predicts 50% Renewable Power by 2020

On Monday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released its 2017 Renewables Portfolio Standards (RPS) Report, an annual progress report on the state’s RPS Program.  California’s RPS target is one of the most ambitious in the country, requiring the state’s … Continue reading

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GAO Report Finds that Climate Change Could Cost the Federal Government Billions; Alaska Governor Establishes State Climate Change Strategy

In a September 2017 report, Climate Change: Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) studied the potential economic effects of climate change in order to help federal decision-makers … Continue reading

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