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EIA Reports on Renewable Growth Under PURPA, but Changes May Be on the Horizon

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released data on renewable generation developed under certain provisions of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).  PURPA established a new category of generators, Qualifying Facilities (QFs), to receive special regulatory treatment.  QFs … Continue reading

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GAO Study: Reported Federal Climate Change Spending Increased by $4.4 Billion Since 2010

On May 30, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued an analysis on reported federal climate change funding, prepared as a report to Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.  The analysis … Continue reading

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FERC to Address Impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

This month, FERC issued a Notice of Inquiry and two Orders to Show Cause relating to the December 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  That tax overhaul, among other things, reduced the federal corporate tax rate from a maximum 35% … Continue reading

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White House Releases Proposed Budget and Infrastructure Framework

Both the President’s proposed budget and the Trump Administration’s long-awaited infrastructure plan recommend significant changes to the role the federal government plays in the energy sector.  The President’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes substantial cuts to both … Continue reading

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EPA Posts New Webpage Outlining Deregulatory Actions; Other Organizations Also Tracking

Earlier this week EPA announced over Twitter that it was launching a new website detailing the deregulatory actions that it is taking to implement Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs (“One-in, Two-out”). EPA’s new website provides a … Continue reading

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