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D.C. Circuit Vacates FERC Hydropower Licensing Decision

Earlier this month, the D.C. Circuit vacated a FERC order renewing a hydroelectric license issued to Alabama Power Company.  FERC had granted Alabama Power Company a new 30-year license in 2013 to continue operating seven hydropower developments along the Coosa … Continue reading

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DOE Issues Request for Information on Improving Efficiency, Reliability, and Flexibility of Existing Coal-Based Power Plants

Last week, DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information on the development of advanced technologies that could improve the overall performance, reliability, and flexibility of the nation’s coal-fueled electricity generating units (EGUs).  The RFI … Continue reading

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PJM and NYISO take Steps to Address State Policy Objectives

UPDATED 07.25.2018 FERC rejected PJM’s proposed tariff revisions on June 29, 2018. PJM and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) both recently issued proposals to address the interplay of state policy objectives and wholesale electric market pricing.  PJM presented … Continue reading

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2017 Emissions Gap Report Finds that More Action is Needed to Meet Paris Goals

The United Nation’s Environment Programme (UN Environment) has released its 2017 Emissions Gap Report.  In its eighth edition, the report addresses the “gap” between the emissions reductions necessary to achieve the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming to under … Continue reading

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EPA Seeks Comments on Draft Strategic Plan

EPA issued a notice in today’s Federal Register announcing that it has released a draft of its FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan (Draft Plan) for public comment. EPA explains that it is required to revise its previous Strategic Plan under the … Continue reading

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