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Bonds and Financing
The American Public Power Association’s members on Feb. 26 approved several new policy resolutions that highlight the Association’s concerns about rising transmission costs, its opposition to efforts by the Federal Communications Commission to regulate public power pole attachments and the
Electricity Markets
Environment
As 2019 gets underway, the American Public Power Association is keeping a close eye on several key regulatory issues that could affect our member utilities, including possible action by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on transmission rates. We will also be monitoring developments in the
Environment
Commenting on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the American Public Power Association in October said that it supports EPA’s proposal to establish heat rate improvement technologies as the best system of emission reductions for coal-fired utility
Environment
The En vironmental Protection Agency in August proposed to replace the Clean Power Plan with a new rule that would let states decide how to make existing coal-fired power plants more efficient to lower their greenhouse gas emissions. The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan exceeded the EPA’s
Safety
The American Public Power Association is voicing opposition to legislation that would effectively repeal the public power exemption from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pole attachment regulations. The bill essentially would impose a “one-size-fits-all” approach to pole attachment rates and
Power Sources
Lawmakers at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill heard from several power industry participants, including John Twitty , executive director of the Transmission Access Policy Study Group (TAPS), who detailed concerns they have about the current environment for transmission planning. Several panelists at
Community
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in April vacated Federal Energy Regulatory Commission orders in which the Commission asserted jurisdiction over the City of Clarksville, Tennessee’s transportation and sale of natural gas from the city's gas distribution system in Tennessee to the City
Power Sources
A number of significant developments for the public power community occurred in March including President Trump’s signing into law a spending bill that has several key items for public power utilities and a large group of Senators and House members voicing their opposition to a Trump Administration
Power Sources
The American Public Power Association is voicing strong opposition to a recent proposal by President Trump to divest the transmission assets held by the Tennessee Valley Authority and three of the Power Marketing Administrations -- Southwestern Power Administration, Western Area Power Administration
Electricity Markets
The February edition of the American Public Power Association's Washington Report features an article by the Association's News Editor, Paul Ciampoli, on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) decision to terminate a proceeding it initiated to address a proposed rule on resilience pricing