Regulatory & Legal

  • NIPSCO electric plans to file a new rate case with state regulators on or about Oct. 1, which could lead to rise in electric bills for its 457,000 electric customers across northern Indiana.
  • U.S. President Barack Obama has called his landmark plan to tackle greenhouse gases from U.S. coal-fired power plants "the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against global climate change."
  • Talen's recent $1.18 billion acquisition represents some outsized advantages for a two-month-old comer charging very fast (maybe too fast) out of the gate.
  • An independent scientific committee should be created to set national standards on the level of sound emitted by windfarms, the final report of a Senate inquiry into turbines has recommended.
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week issued its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant's request to extend its operating license from 2030 to 2050.
  • PARTIES involved in the multi-billion wind power production in Marsabit have been directed to maintain a status quo pending the hearing of the case in January.
  • Some of the changes Obama is making in the final version of the plan go even further in cutting the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.
  • Talen gets aggressive in competitive wholesale market
    Aug 03, 2015 | Lynnda Greene

    Talen's recent $1.18 billion acquisition represents some outsized advantages for a two-month-old comer charging very fast (maybe too fast) out of the gate.  

  • Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants
    Aug 03, 2015 | Josh Lederman

    The final version of the president's plan gives states an additional two years - until 2022 - to comply, yielding to complaints that the original deadline was too soon. States will also have until 2018 instead of 2017 to submit their plans for how they intend to meet their targets.

  • The winners, losers in Obama's clean power plan
    Aug 03, 2015 | Josh Lederman

    Some of the changes Obama is making in the final version of the plan go even further in cutting the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.

  • Key provisions from a bill Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced to help identify and overcome technical and regulatory barriers to the wider use of cleaner and more efficient energy technologies have been incorporated into the comprehensive energy package passed by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today.
  • A plan for a large solar farm near Hamilton airport has been dropped.
  • The Oregon Department of Energy has been allowing recipients of its energy tax credits to sell them to third parties at steeper discounts than state rules appear to dictate, and now state auditors are taking an interest in the practice.
  • A judicial committee of Tokyo, comprising a panel of Japanese citizens, ruled Friday three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO should be charged for culpability in the atomic accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit northeast Japan on March 11, 2011.
  • Energy Committee Adopts Three Warren Amendments Supporting Research to Address High Energy Prices, Improve Energy Efficiency, And Enhance National Security. The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources this week adopted three amendments introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as part of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015.
  • Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced that three energy bills he previously introduced were included in the base text of the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which passed by a bipartisan 18-4 vote of the Energy Committee today.
  • Today, 41 businesses and investors with a significant presence in Colorado issued a letter to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper offering strong support for the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan for existing power plants, and encouraging the state's "timely finalization" of its implementation plan.
  • Today, 24 businesses and investors with a significant presence in Ohio issued a letter to Governor John Kasich offering strong support for the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan for existing power plants, and encouraging the state's "timely finalization" of its implementation plan.
  • For three hours, supporters and opponents of the Grain Belt Express Clean Energy project voiced their opinions before the Illinois Commerce Commission panel Wednesday at the Pana Junior High School auditorium.
  • U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today spearheaded the passage of an amendment through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that would provide badly-needed federal guidance to states as they work to settle disputes over the future of distributed energy resources.