May 21, 2024

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

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Granholm Defends DOE’s 2025 Budget at Senate Hearing
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm defended her department’s $51 billion budget proposal for FY25 before hostile Republicans on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
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3 FERC Nominees Quizzed by Senators in Hearing Short on Fireworks
The three nominees to be FERC commissioners faced questions from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in a hearing that was light on fireworks.
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Biden Drops ‘Acting’ from Phillips’ Title; Clements to Leave at End of Term
President Joe Biden removed “acting” before FERC Chair Willie Phillips’ title, as Commissioner Allison Clements announced she would not seek a second term.
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Phillips Addresses ‘Acting’ Status as FERC Awaits Nominees

What’s in a name? That is the question for FERC Chair — or is it “acting” Chair? — Willie Phillips.

GOP Senators Call for FERC Conferences on EPA Power Plant Rule
Two key Republican senators asked FERC to hold formal technical conferences on EPA's Power Plant Rule, noting the regulator did so for Obama's Clean Power Plan.
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Robb Warns of ‘Serious Disruptions’ from Grid Transition
Testifying before the Senate, NERC's CEO warned that increased reliance on weather-dependent renewables will likely lead to more frequent grid disruptions.
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Senate Energy Comm. Ponders Change in Cybersecurity Authorities
Senators discussed new bills that would give FERC authority over gas pipeline cybersecurity and change how DOE handles cyber threats.
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Manchin Presses Permitting Proposal Excluded from Defense Bill
Sen. Joe Manchin is pressing on with his controversial permitting proposal after it was excluded from a must-pass defense authorization bill.
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Glick’s FERC Tenure in Peril as Manchin Balks at Renomination Hearing
Sen. Joe Manchin said he won’t call a hearing on President Biden’s nomination of Richard Glick to remain as FERC chair, dimming his chance of returning.
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Senate Committee Holds First Hearing on Hydrogen Pipeline
Fears that FERC’s pipeline regulations will stymie development of a national hydrogen pipeline system pervaded a Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing.

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