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
Quadrennial energy review will shape domestic energy future
The Presidential Memorandum Establishing a Quadrennial Energy Review establishes an interagency Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force, which will be co-chaired by the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, with input from more than a dozen agencies ranging from the Department of Energy and Department of the Interior to the National Economic Council and Department of Health and Human Services.
The Task Force is directed to submit its first Report to the President by January 31, 2015, and every four years thereafter to future presidents. It is intended to help direct agencies to set energy priorities, including budget priorities, which are reflective of the QER.
The initial report is expected to focus on the nation’s aging energy infrastructure, including pipeline systems and electricity transmission, among other infrastructure components. With the QER serving as the roadmap for federal agency budgets for the subsequent four years after the Report is published, companies and organizations are actively engaging with policymakers to ensure that policies in the Report are reflective of their business models.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has made the QER a cornerstone of his stewardship of the Department of Energy. Even before the Presidential directive was issued, key Department of Energy staff had begun internal efforts to shape the QER.
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