Senate Democrats decry FERC nominee’s refusal to concede need for recusal

Today’s lede: McNamee’s refusal to acknowledge need for recusal. At Thursday’s confirmation hearing Senate Democrats repeatedly pressed Bernard McNamee, President Trump’s nominee to fill the vacant seat at the Federal ...
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Industry speakers call for new competitive market construct that better meets clean energy policy goals

DATELINE, Hershey, Pa. – ‘Growing the power business and cutting carbon emissions’ was the theme of the Third Annual Regional Executive Energy Summit in Hershey, Pa., Nov. 8-9, sponsored by ...
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Arizona Corporation Commission initiates workshop process to flesh out electricity competition; will consider interim expansion of competitive access Dec. 17

Today’s lede: Arizona utility regulators to begin retail electricity competition workshops next month. When one door closes, another opens. One day after Nevada voters rejected a ballot initiative that would ...
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Money prevails as energy choice ballot measure craps out in Nevada and Steyer-funded RPS ballot measures see mixed results

Special election edition: Nevada voters reject Question 3 as Tom Steyer nets an initial win with just one of his renewable energy mandate ballot measures. Nevada’s voters yesterday roundly rejected ...
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Election highlights: Will Nevada go ‘all in’ on electricity choice? On election eve, Arizona regulators add retail electric competition to meeting agenda

Special election edition: Rolling the dice in Las Vegas as RPS ballot initiatives are in a Steyer situation. “There is great electricity in the air,” President Trump said on the ...
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Record coal capacity retirements seen for 2018; Influential S.C. lawmaker urges against rate action that threatens Dominion merger (10/31/18)

Record drop in U.S. coal-fired capacity likely in 2018 as plants grow increasingly uneconomic. This year will most likely see a record set for coal-fired power capacity retirements in the ...
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Big spending aims to sway voting next week on Nevada’s electricity choice ballot question; Minnesota regulators make ratepayers financially responsible for new gas-fired power plant (10/30/18)

Adelson and Buffett clash in Nevada showdown over electricity. Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and investor Warren Buffett are set for a desert showdown over electricity next week as the two ...
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Spending on Nevada’s energy choice ballot measure tops dollars for closely watched Senate contest (10/29/18)

Today’s lede: Spending on Nevada electricity choice ballot question more than for pivotal senate contest. Politico reporters Darius Dixon and Eric Wolff report on the “billionaire’s brawl” between Warren Buffett’s ...
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UT study confirms market reality that natural gas, renewables most cost-effective new generation resources (10/26/18)

Today’s lede: University of Texas research allows policymakers and stakeholders to slice and dice data on new electricity generation costs . Updated data from the University of Texas Energy Institute ...
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Tri-State G&T facing defections as co-ops seek cheaper, greener energy supply; McIntyre, citing health, steps down as FERC chairman (10/25/18)

Today’s lede: Colorado co-op votes to buy out coal-heavy long-term contract to obtain cheaper green energy supply. Electric cooperative G&T provider Tri-State Generation & Transmission is facing multiple customer defections ...
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