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California lawmaker demands probe of PG&E's chief regulator

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writer - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state lawmaker on Wednesday demanded an extensive review of the California Public Utilities Commission to determine whether regulators’ lax oversight enabled neglect at Pacific Gas & Electric that triggered catastrophic wildfires, a messy bankruptcy and More...

Marin County allocates $740K for backup power

By Richard Halstead, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. - Jan. 16--The Marin County Board of Supervisors has approved a $740,000 expenditure to bolster the county's emergency backup power supply. At the recommendation of the Department of Public Works, the supervisors voted Tuesday to authorize $650,000 for an emergency basis More...

Braun knocks Inslee's clean fuels plan, opposition to methanol project

Rose Lundy - In his Republican response to Gov. Jay Inslee's State of the State address Tuesday, state Sen. John Braun knocked the governor's plans to address housing shortages and his opposition to the $2 billion Kalama methanol plant.In his 10-minute rebuttal, the More...
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Environmental Protection Agency (F.R. Page 72356) - Meeting

Washington Daybook - TIME: 1 p.m.EVENT: Environmental Protection Agency (F.R. More...

Utility Industry Leader Kari Bennett Joins Aqua Indiana as New President

Business Wire - BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) has announced that Kari Bennett has been named president of its Indiana subsidiary. More...

Bill could give CUB more funding

Guy Boulton - A bill before the state Legislature would almost double funding for the Citizens Utility Board, enabling the group to hire additional staff and intervene in more cases before state regulators.The bill would increase funding for the Citizens Utility Board, which More...

Articles 

By Todd Brecher
On: August 22, 2016
On July 21, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission") issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to (1) collect a wide range of "connected entity" data for market surveillance and enforcement more...
By Marc Rauch
On: July 18, 2016
Recently, New York took a major step toward rethinking utility economics when it issued the "Order Adopting a Ratemaking and Utility Revenue Model Policy Framework" (also known as Track 2 Order). This action aims to more...
By Lena Hansen
On: June 17, 2016
It has been more than three years since Superstorm Sandy came ashore, creating massive storm flooding, gasoline shortages, and more than a week of power outages. Sandy's devastation revealed critical gaps in New York's utility more...
By Miles Farmer
On: May 4, 2016
The Supreme Court's decision in Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing, LLC, is good news for clean energy. The Court's decision is very important because, in holding that Maryland exceeded its authority in adopting a program more...
By Dan Delurey
On: April 27, 2016
In my last column I looked backward and talked about past forays into competition within the electricity sector. Now it is time for me to toss out my thoughts on where we are going from more...

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