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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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U.S. and Canada Coordinate on Grid Security; FERC Releases Reliability Primer

Two noteworthy documents addressing grid security and reliability came out earlier this month.  The United States and Canada announced the Joint United States-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy (Joint Strategy), which outlines the two countries’ goals and plans to … Continue reading

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Energy-Related Impacts of Upcoming Election

The Nicholas Institute at Duke recently published a report that considers the energy and environmental issues that the next president will face, Illuminating the Energy Policy Agenda: Electricity Sector Issues Facing the Next Administration.  The report covers federal regulation of … Continue reading

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Eighth Circuit Affirms Invalidation of Minnesota Climate Law

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a decision in North Dakota v. Heydinger that affirmed a federal district court’s decision invalidating a Minnesota statute that prohibited the importing of coal-fired electricity into Minnesota. The opponents … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Says Maryland’s Program to Encourage Generation is Preempted

Yesterday, April 20, 2016, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing, LLC.*  The Court unanimously found that Maryland’s program was not permissible under the Federal Power Act (FPA).  Justice Ginsburg, writing for the Court, affirmed … Continue reading

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