Author Archives: Katherine O'Konski

EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2018 Shows U.S. Could be Net Energy Exporter By 2022

Today, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its 2018 Annual Energy Outlook.  The report includes projections of U.S. energy markets through 2050 based on a Reference Case,* which takes into account existing laws and policies and assumes they remain unchanged … Continue reading

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Virginia Proposes to Join RGGI, Cut Emissions by 30%

On January 8, Virginia’s proposed Regulation for Emissions Trading Programs was published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.  The regulation proposes a CO2 Budget Trading Program that imposes a declining cap on carbon emissions from certain fossil-fuel-fired stationary boilers, combustion … Continue reading

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FERC Terminates DOE’s Proposed Grid Resilience Pricing Rule; Initiates New Proceeding to Further Examine Resilience Issues

Yesterday, FERC issued an order terminating the DOE -proposed grid resilience and reliability pricing rulemaking and initiating a new proceeding to take additional steps to evaluate the resilience of the bulk power system in regions operated by ISOs and RTOs, … Continue reading

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NERC’s 2017 Long Term Reliability Assessment Calls For Robust Planning in the Face of New Reliability Challenges

Earlier this month, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) released its 2017 Long-Term Reliability Assessment.  NERC’s long-term assessments, released annually, provide a high-level view of resource adequacy and identify long-term issues that will influence planning, development, and analysis of … Continue reading

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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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