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Inside the Beltway: FERC Goes After Market Violators

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recovered 14 times as much in penalties for energy market wrongdoings in 2021 than the year before, Commission Chair Rick Glick reported Nov. 18. There were eight settlements totaling $6.4 million in forfeiture and fines for misdeeds ranging from market manipulation to violations of reliability standards. Additionally, the agency […]

November 18, 2021|

Shorts

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Willie Phillips as the fifth member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the evening of Nov. 16. There are now three Democratic commissioners. FERC Chair Rich Glick applauded the confirmation, stating the five-member commission “functions best when it has a full complement of Commissioners.” Phillips has served as the […]

November 16, 2021|

Big Bucks Heading to EV Chargers and Refueling Stations

The same day the federal $1.2 billion Infrastructure package was signed into law that includes $7.5 billion for EV stations, the California Energy Commission approved a huge increase in its clean transportation investment plan, with a focus on charging stations for trucks and buses to reduce diesel pollution in overburdened communities.

November 15, 2021|

The Buzz

The Klamath River dam removals are getting closer to reality with the upcoming release of federal regulators’ requisite environmental analysis of the teardown. While expected to be the last needed giant step, dam removal proponents struggle with disinformation campaigns.

Sempra Energy finances are in the red, along with those of the other parent […]

November 11, 2021|
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