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Legal & Regulatory


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NERC Issues Grim Outlook for Bulk Power System Winter Reliability

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) is warning that much of the central U.S.—a region that stretches from the Great Lakes into southern Texas—may face critical power deficiencies during…



ISO-NE Move Puts New Gas-Fired Plant in Doubt

The future of a natural gas-fired power plant planned in northeastern Connecticut is in jeopardy after regional grid operator ISO-New England (ISO-NE) asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for…


Five Challenges to Meeting Biden’s Ambitious Solar Energy Goals

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in September released a study detailing the significant role solar power could play in decarbonizing the nation’s power grid, and reducing the country’s reliance…


CEQ Proposes to Restore Impactful NEPA Provisions

The federal government’s Council on Environmental Quality  (CEQ) on Oct. 7 issued a proposed rulemaking to rescind several Trump-era regulatory amendments that limit the scope of environmental reviews completed by…


Avoiding an ‘American Nightmare’—Cybersecurity Initiatives in the Power Sector

Cyberattacks on the U.S. energy system threaten our national security and way of life. While the sources of such risks may be debatable, the threats are real and the potential…


Is America Ready to Take a ‘Baby Step’ Toward Carbon Pricing?

Most people recognize that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas (GHG), and while not everyone agrees, a majority of climate scientists believe increasing concentrations of GHGs in the atmosphere…