In an August 1, 2016 letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) called for an...04 August 2016
FERC initiates rulemaking to align natural gas pipeline scheduling and RTO and ISO generation dispatch times and enhance flexibility of pipeline services
On 20 March 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued a proposed rulemaking and two related orders designed to better align scheduling of gas flows with dispatch of electric generation and to improve flexibility associated with transportation of natural gas. The Commission’s actions come at an interesting time. As winter comes to a close, electricity customers in New England are experiencing a significant increase in electricity prices — increases that were not expected when ISO-New England met with the Commission last fall. The Commission’s orders appear to respond to conditions in New England, without specifically addressing whether these conditions are due in part to extreme-cold, pipeline constraints, disincentives to obtaining firm transportation capacity, or some combination of these and other factors.
The Department of Energy (DOE) recently published its revised Part 810 Guidance on compliance with the amended Part 810 Regulations on nuclear export controls (10 C.F.R. Part 810). The 2015 ...24 June 2016
On 13 April 2016, the European Commission published an interim report in its sector inquiry on electricity capacity mechanisms it had launched in April 2015, its first-ever sector inquiry...21 April 2016