December 10, 2023

Bernard McNamee

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Plan for GOP President: Cut Climate Programs, ‘Re-examine’ RTOs
If ex-FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee has his way, the next president will eliminate the federal government’s climate programs and have FERC “reexamine” RTOs.  

U.S. House of Representatives
New House GOP Majority Moves to Aid Fossil Fuel Sector
House members squared off over a set of proposals from the new GOP majority to lessen environmental and other regulatory barriers to domestic energy production.
McNamee Leaves FERC
FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee bid farewell to the commission after a 21-month term.
McNamee to Leave FERC in September
FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee announced he will leave the commission on Sept. 4, after President Trump nominated a replacement.
In Rare Surprise, FERC Declines to Act on Jordan Cove
FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee voted not to act on the Jordan Cove LNG export facility, resulting in a surprise at tightly scripted open meetings.
FERC OKs FES Sale to Bondholders
FERC approved FirstEnergy Solutions’ bankruptcy plan by allowing investment funds to convert secured and unsecured bond claims into a 50% equity stake.
McNamee Declines to Seek Reappointment
FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee said he would not seek another term, opening up another slot on the commission for the White House and Senate to fill.
FERC’s ‘Rifts’ Only Widened in 2019
The party-line feud between FERC commissioners over whether to consider GHG emissions in reviews of natural gas infrastructure continued last year.
FERC Partially Accepts NYISO Storage Compliance
FERC partially accepted NYISO’s plan to comply with a mandate that RTOs and ISOs develop rules to provide storage resources full access to their markets.
FERC Commissioners Clash over Winter Assessment
FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee accused Commissioner Richard Glick of seeking to politicize commission staff’s Winter Energy Market Assessment.

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