Tag Archives: State regulation

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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FERC Approves ISO-New England’s Competitive Auction with Sponsored Policy Resources

Last Friday, FERC issued a divided opinion approving ISO-New England’s (ISO-NE) proposed Competitive Auction with Sponsored Policy Resources (CASPR).  CASPR is ISO-NE’s effort to better accommodate recent actions taken by states, outside of the wholesale markets, to promote new, preferred … Continue reading

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CPP Update: Abeyance, Listening Sessions, and Climate Mayors’ Letter

On March 1, the D.C. Circuit ordered that West Virginia et al. v. EPA, No. 15-1363, the litigation surrounding the Clean Power Plan, should remain in abeyance for another 60 days.  Consistent with prior orders, the court directed EPA to … Continue reading

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EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2018 Shows U.S. Could be Net Energy Exporter By 2022

Today, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its 2018 Annual Energy Outlook.  The report includes projections of U.S. energy markets through 2050 based on a Reference Case,* which takes into account existing laws and policies and assumes they remain unchanged … 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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