Saturday, June 24, 2017

NG Lobby Goes on Offensive vs Coal, Nukes

June 22, 2017

A study released by the American Petroleum Institute said policy makers should seek the presence of “reliability attributes,” which natural gas is “relatively advantaged” in, rather than fuel diversity for the good of the grid. | API/Brattle Group study

House Subcommittee Advances Bill Giving FERC Hydro Authority

June 22, 2017
FERC hydropower

A proposed law giving FERC authority over the licensing of all hydropower projects has advanced to the House Energy and Commerce Committee along with four related bills after a hearing that revealed a partisan divide on much of the legislation.

DC Circuit Rejects Challenge to PJM CP Rules

June 20, 2017
PJM DC circuit capacity performance rules

An appellate court rejected challenges to PJM’s controversial Capacity Performance market rules, potentially cementing changes that critics believe were hastily enacted and unjustifiably increase costs.

Western Utilities Bought 3X Planned Wind, Study Says

June 22, 2017
department of energy wind capacity

A Department of Energy study found that Western U.S. utilities procured three times more wind capacity than planned in 2003-2014, showing the relationship between electricity resource planning and procurement is limited. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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