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Federal Agencies Respond to Trump Order to Evaluate Regulatory Burdens on Energy Independence and Economic Growth

On October 25, 2017, the Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued their final reports on how each of the agencies is working to reduce regulatory burdens and promote energy production … Continue reading

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Federal Agencies Focus on Cybersecurity Threats Facing Energy Sector

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a joint Technical Alert entitled Advanced Persistent Threat Activity Targeting Energy and Other Critical Infrastructure Sectors.  The Technical Alert focuses on potential cyber threat targets … Continue reading

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DOE Proposes Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule

Last week, DOE proposed that FERC enact rules for FERC-approved Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Operators (RTOs) to “ensure that certain reliability and resilience attributes of electric generation resources are fully valued.”  The DOE Notice of Proposed Rulemaking … Continue reading

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State Programs Claim Third Victory in Federal Court: New York Nuclear Subsidies Survive Legal Challenge

In a July 25, 2017 ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a challenge to the component of New York’s “Clean Energy Standard” offering subsidy payments, known as “zero-emissions credits” or ZECs, to certain … Continue reading

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National Academies Report Calls for Coordinated Approach to Improve Power Grid’s Security and Resilience

Last week, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) issued a pre-publication report focused on identifying and developing strategies to increase the power system’s resilience in the face of events that cause large-area, long-term duration blackouts.  The report, … Continue reading

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