October 20, 2014 - Progress at TVA nuclear unit underscores need for proper credit under EPA’s proposed CO2 rule, executives say
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should give proper credit to nuclear units under construction in its proposed rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions, said leadership from the public power and electric cooperative communities in an Oct. 17 press briefing.
October 20, 2014 - FERC commissioner worries about possible 'flaw' in Northeast regulatory model
While highlighting what he said is a "lack of adequate infrastructure" in New England, Tony Clark, a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, also told U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., in an Oct. 15 letter that he is concerned that "there is a deeper flaw in the existing electricity regulatory regimes in place throughout the Northeastern United States."
October 20, 2014 - FERC uses ISO-NE, MISO cases to clarify key transmission rate policy issue
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Oct. 16 used cases involving the return on equity (ROE) for transmission owners in ISO New England and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator to clarify that a total allowed ROE, including any incentive adders, cannot exceed the top end of a "zone of reasonableness."
October 20, 2014 - APPA: EPA should withdraw its proposed rule on CO2 for modified or reconstructed power plants
In Oct. 16 filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency, the American Public Power Association said the agency should withdraw its proposed rule on carbon dioxide emissions from modified or reconstructed fossil fuel-fired power plants.
October 20, 2014 - New York Power Authority trustees give green light to energy efficiency funding
The New York Power Authority board of trustees on Oct. 15 approved increased energy efficiency funding of $117 million in support of the Build Smart NY Program—a statewide initiative resulting from an executive order that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued in 2012, directing that energy use in state buildings be reduced by 20 percent by 2020.
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