July 20, 2024

Barack Obama

EEI: Carbon Reductions to Continue Despite CPP Stay
The Supreme Court’s stay of the Clean Power Plan is not likely to end the shift to gas and renewables and away from coal, according to EEI.
EPA Plan Response: Coal Howls, Wind and Solar Crow
EPA's final Clean Power Plan provoked outrage from coal interests, praise from environmentalists and cautious optimism from regulators and grid operators.
Revised Clean Power Plan Allows More Time, Sets Higher Targets
EPA's final Clean Power Plan relaxes some controversial proposals while increasing its target for carbon emission reductions.
Mercury and Air Toxics Standards: 25 Years in the Making
The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards at issue before the Supreme Court are the result of a quarter century of legislation, regulation and litigation.
Federal Briefs
News briefs on the federal agencies that impact those doing business in the RTO footprints. This week we include the NRC, the Energy Department and the EIA.
Update: Senate Confirms Honorable to FERC
The Senate Tuesday night confirmed Colette Honorable, President Obama’s pick to serve on FERC, unanimously by simple voice vote.
Federal Briefs
News briefs on the federal agencies that impact those doing business in PJM's footprint. This week, we highlight the CFTC, EIA, EPA, NRC, FERC, the White House and Congress.
PJM Small Hydro Potential: 1.5 GW
Two bipartisan bills signed by President Obama this month may open PJM to new generation from hydropower - a source many thought was fully exploited.
Who is Ron Binz, And What Will He Do at FERC?
President Obama last week tapped former Colorado utility regulator Ron Binz to replace outgoing FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff. We provide a PJM perspective.

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