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FERC, CFTC, and State Energy Law Developments
In Order No. 714, FERC mandated that all entities begin submitting tariffs and related agreements electronically.
Earlier today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a stipulation and consent agreement with Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) that included a $25 million penalty to be paid By FPL to resolve potential violations of mandatory Reliability Standards related to the February 26, 2008 Florida Blackout.
On September 22, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) Rule.
In June 2009, FERC issued Order No. 697-C, an order on rehearing of its orders issuing regulations applicable to public utilities authorized to sell electric capacity, energy, and ancillary services at market-based rates.
Last week, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) released a revised draft of the proposed procedures that Responsible Entities would use to request a Technical Feasibility Exception (TFE) for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards.
On August 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a Final Rule prohibiting market manipulation in the petroleum industry.
Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Minerals Management Service (MMS) jointly issued a guidance document addressing many issues relating to the development and implementation of hydrokinetic and hybrid energy projects located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
On July 29, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced two solicitations that are part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) provision of several billion dollars in loan guarantees for various renewable energy initiatives.
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has issued for comment a draft timeline for the implementation of mandatory Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards at nuclear power plants.