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Structural Effects of Climate Change on the Utility Business

COMMENTARY Developers and other sellers of electricity have traditionally viewed utilities as creditworthy counterparties. Utilities are longstanding institutions that provide a public service and receive a regulated rate of return.…


States to FERC: Promote Market Designs That Recognize State Priorities 
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Attorneys general from 11 states ramped up pressure on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to recognize state policy goals as it makes decisions related to market design, siting of…


Energy Secretary Should Use Discretionary Authority to Support Clean Coal Technologies

COMMENTARY The threat to power grid resilience and reliability due to the continued retirement of coal-fired power plants has generated calls for immediate action. A severe weather event such as…


A Legal Guide to Power Generation Mergers and Acquisitions

A myriad of issues come into play when parties execute power industry mergers and acquisitions. Part 1 of this two-part series examines what dealmakers need to know before making any…


Official: FERC, Other Agencies Identifying ‘Critical’ Coal, Nuclear Plants
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An official with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) told a nuclear industry group this week that the agency and Trump administration officials are trying to identify power plants they…