Author Archives: Anjali Patel

To Abey, or Not to Abey. That is the Question.

Parties on both sides of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) litigation have filed responses to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) motions to hold the cases in abeyance, with those challenging the rules filing in … Continue reading

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President Releases Energy Executive Order

Earlier today, President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.”  The full text of the order—which, among other things, outlines the Administration’s directives on the Clean Power Plan—is available here.  Stay tuned for a more detailed … Continue reading

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FERC to Hold Technical Conference on State Policies and Eastern RTO Markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a notice that its staff will convene a two-day technical conference to discuss mechanisms to “reconcile” the operation of wholesale energy and capacity markets in eastern Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), which are … Continue reading

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EIA Reports Increases in Generating Capacity in 2016

According to the Energy Information Administration, in 2016, more generating capacity was added to the U.S. grid than in years past and that by the end of the year wind generating capacity surpassed hydropower capacity. EIA reports that in 2016, … Continue reading

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NCDEQ Files Motion to Withdraw from CPP Litigation

Earlier today, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), filed a motion to withdraw as a petitioner from the Clean Power Plan litigation.  The NCDEQ is one of the 25 petitioners in Docket No. 15-1363, the lead petition in West … Continue reading

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