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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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DOE Opens Informal Comment Period on FPA Section 202(c) Emergency Authority

Since First Energy Solutions Corp. asked DOE to issue a Federal Power Act (FPA) Section 202(c) emergency order requiring PJM to provide full cost recovery to certain nuclear- and coal-fired generators last month, energy industry organizations have responded to the … Continue reading

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Utility Seeks DOE Emergency Assistance to Resolve Alleged Market Emergency

At the end of March, FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FirstEnergy) sent a letter to the Department of Energy (DOE) requesting that the agency issue an emergency order under Section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act.  Section 202(c) allows for orders during … 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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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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