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President Trump Orders “Immediate Steps” to Support Coal and Nuclear Resources in Latest Chapter of Grid Resiliency Saga

President Trump “has directed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to prepare immediate steps” to stop the retirements “fuel-secure power facilities,” according to a statement from the White House Press Secretary.  This is the latest development in a series of efforts … Continue reading

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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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Lab Releases Report Regarding Impacts of High Penetration of Variable Energy on Wholesale Electricity Pricing

The Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory has issued a report entitled Impacts of High Variable Renewable Energy Futures on Wholesale Electricity Prices, and on Electric-Sector Decision Making. The report provides a qualitative examination of various demand-side and supply-side electric infrastructure and … Continue reading

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EPA Releases Memorandum Outlining Changes to NAAQS Review Process

Last week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released a Memorandum setting out changes to the process by which EPA reviews and sets National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).  The procedural changes—dubbed a “Back to Basics” approach—are intended to “help EPA meet … 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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