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Power Co-op Files Bankruptcy After $2.1 Billion ERCOT Bill

The group considered Texas' oldest and largest electricity cooperative has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying it can't pay money wanted by the state's grid operator in connection with…



Future of EPA’s Rule on State Water Quality Certification of Federal Permits

High on the list of Trump administration rules that will be reevaluated by the Biden administration is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 rule on…


Exelon to Split Business, Spin Off Generation Segment

Responding to rapid changes in the power industry, Exelon Corp. plans to cleave its business into two publicly traded companies: one comprising its six regulated electric and gas utilities, and…


Montana District Court Vacates EPA’s ‘Secret Science’ Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) "Secret Science" rule establishing new standards for consideration of certain "pivotal" scientific studies, which was slated to go into effect on Jan. 6 of this…


BOEM, Bolstered by Biden Offshore Wind Agenda, Resumes Vineyard Wind Review

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will resume an environmental review for the 800-MW Vineyard Wind project offshore Massachusetts as part of a larger push by the Department of…


FERC Signals Green Light on Carbon Pricing to Help Reduce Emissions

The body that regulates the interstate transmission of oil, electricity, and natural gas has signaled its willingness to approve regional grid operator plans that incorporate carbon pricing into their rate…