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In praise of the Trump-appointed regulators who saved us from Rick Perry's disastrous coal plan

To the editor: Reason prevailed when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously shot down U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’ coal-favoring plan. (“Trump administration plan to prop up coal and nuclear markets rejected by regulators,” Jan. 8) Perry, more famously known for his appearance...

North Dakota coal industry disappointed by rejected proposal

North Dakota coal industry officials are disappointed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's rejection of a proposal that would've propped up the state's main power source. The U.S. Department of … Click to Continue »

Trump Effort to Subsidize Coal Defeated

One of the Trump administration's most ambitious plans to buoy the struggling coal and nuclear power industries has been shot down. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously rejected a proposal to subsidize coal-burning and nuclear power plants on Monday. Show More Summary

States to US: Pass along utilities' tax savings to customers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Elected officials, consumer advocates and regulators in 18 states are pushing for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to ensure that utility customers see a reduction in their bills thanks to windfalls utilities...Show More Summary

Former Trump campaign manager accuses political appointees of being part of the ‘deep state’

According to a former Trump campaign manager, the “deep state” has a new member: a five-person independent regulatory panel that is almost entirely comprised of Trump appointees. On Monday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unanimously rejected the Department of Energy’s plan to require certain grid operators to pay power plants that keep a 90-day supply of […]

On Trump’s Watch, FERC Deals a Death Blow to U.S. Coal Industry

The Energy Department threw one last lifeline to the U.S. coal industry, but Trump's appointees at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yanked it away.

Happy Responses To FERC’s Unanimous Rejection Of Coal & Nuclear Subsidy Plan Proposed By US Energy Secretary Rick Perry (+ FERC Statements)

In remarkably good news for the US energy industry, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has unanimously rejected a proposal by the country's Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, which essentially sought to subsidise coal and nuclear energy

Rick Perry’s plan to make taxpayers bail out coal and nuclear rejected by federal agency

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unanimously rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to raise consumer energy bills in order to subsidize coal and nuclear power plants — a major blow to the Trump administration’s effort to slow the growth of solar and wind power. Back in September, Perry asked FERC, which oversees the U.S. grid and regulates […]

Renewable Energy Shines, Coal Dims In New Federal Report

A new report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission foresees renewable energy vastly outnumbering coal for new power generation facilities

FERC, Which Rejected 2 Gas Pipelines Out of 400 Since 1999, to Review Approval Policy

The new chairman for the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ), Kevin McIntyre, says the agency plans to review its permitting process and procedures for natural gas pipelines. FERC has come under fire for serving as a “rubber...Show More Summary

Idaho Power scaling back plans at Shoshone Falls facility

Idaho Power is scaling back its plan to boost hydroelectric capacity at its power-generating facility at Shoshone Falls in south-central Idaho. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a notice on … Click to Continue »

Rick Perry Gives FERC Reprieve Over Coal & Nuclear Bailout Amidst Allegations Of Undue Coal Industry Influence

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has granted the country's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 30 more days to review his proposal to bail out the coal and nuclear industry's at the same time that The Washington Post has obtained material that shows Perry may be acting at the behest of the coal industry. 

Rick Perry Gives FERC a 30-Day Reprieve on Coal, Nuclear Cost Recovery Decision

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has agreed to give the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 30 more days to make a decision on a controversial proposal to shore up coal and nuclear power plants in the name of grid resilience, extending a...Show More Summary

New FERC Chairman Requests More Time to Weigh DOE’s Coal, Nuclear Rule

The new chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry for 30 more days to consider a controversial DOE proposal to give coal and nuclear power plants cost recovery status. The request from...Show More Summary

New FERC Chairman Reported $1.8M Jones Day Partnership Share

A longtime Jones Day partner in Washington who had been co-leader of the firm's energy practice was sworn in Thursday as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Kevin McIntyre's financial disclosure and ethics agreement offer a peek at his compensation and legal services.       

U.S. energy office gets new chairman as nuclear, coal vote looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new chairman was sworn in on Thursday at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who will lead the agency as it considers a directive from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to subsidize ailing coal and nuclear power plants.

US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Rejects Energy Efficiency Restrictions

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has this week rejected a proposal filed earlier this year by PHM Interconnection seeking permission to restrict energy efficiency resources from entering the wholesale market, a move which has been praised by energy efficiency proponents. 

The Obscure Federal Agency That Soon Could Raise Your Electric Bill: 5 Questions Answered on FERC

By Joshua D. Rhodes, University of Texas at Austin Editor’s note: On or before Dec. 11, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to take action on a controversial proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that seeks to prevent noncompetitive coal and nuclear power plants from retiring prematurely. Show More Summary

Subsidizing Coal and Nuclear Power Could Drive Customers off the Grid

By Joshua M. Pearce, Michigan Technological University Within the next month, energy watchers expect the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to act on an order from Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would create new pricing rules for certain power plants that can store fuel on site to support grid resilience. Show More Summary

Energy Diversity Strengthens the United States. How Should We Pay for It?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the body that sets the rules for the competitive energy markets around the country, will soon take up a proposal from the Department of Energy (DOE) to adjust the pricing system, to ensure the survival of electricity generators that keep at least 90 days of fuel on hand. Show More Summary

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