Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionElectric Industry Seeks to Overturn FERC RuleA lawsuit filed on June 6 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by the Electric Power Supply Association, the American Public Power Association, Edison Electric Institute, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, seeks to overturn a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule compensating business customers for reducing power usage, arguing that the rule will unfairly subsidize large business customers. Filing participants say that the rule, under which a megawatt of electricity saved is priced the same as a megawatt of electricity produced, exceeds the agency’s authority under the Federal Power Act. The rule, Order 745, is generally known as the demand response compensation rule, and is intended to lead to energy conservation, increased innovation for smart grid technologies, and reduced emissions from power plants. … [Read more...] about Energy and Environment Update – June 10, 2012
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The scientist, who did not want to give his name out of fear of political reprisal, spent much of the past year preparing for an ambitious climate-related project to start in early January, based on his own technology and involving aircraft, boats and an international team of scientists. The shutdown canceled it. He is now working as a Lyft driver to pay the bills. … [Read more...] about Shutdown spotlights the fading allure of public service
“The majority of people will concede that yes, Marc was a good man. He worked hard for the county and the state,” Collier said. “But he already has miles of highway named after him. ... There’s no shortage of homage paid to Marc Basnight.” … [Read more...] about The Marc Basnight Bridge? Not so fast, say Hatteras Island residents.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: President-elect Donald Trump embraces son in law Jared Kushner (R), as his daughter Ivanka Trump, (L), stands nearby, after his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about The road ahead of Jared Kushner doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better