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FERC Begins to Flex its Jurisdictional Muscles on Carbon Pricing

By Kelly A. Daly Yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) weighed-in on the important role that carbon pricing, associated with state initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, could have on the nation’s electric market.  Not surprisingly, as the governmental entity with jurisdiction over the organized electric markets, FERC acknowledged that regional market rules that […]

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FERC to Consider Updating PURPA: May Signal Big Changes Without New Legislation

by Farris J. Gillman The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced at its most recent monthly conference that it is taking a new look at PURPA. The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) was enacted in 1978 in response to the 1970’s energy crisis. It was meant to decrease energy demand by implementing conservation measures […]

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