Op-ed: Should public utility commissions regulate cooperatives?

Dan Nemes of MN350 (an organization addressing the global climate crisis), offers this op-ed in the 6 February issue of  Rochester, Minnesota’s Post-Bulletin, opposing the Minnesota Legislature’s recently proposed legislation that he believes will negatively impact the state’s renewable energy …

How Much Money Will the Federal Government Provide for Green Power Conversion?

An increasing number of individuals and businesses in the US are moving to reduce their environmental footprint. From concerns about climate change, to the public image boost that comes with being “green”, many are eager to make the switch and …

New Report on Maintaining Reliability While Integrating Green Power Resources

New Report on Maintaining Reliability While Integrating Green Power Resources

This post was written by attorney Roland Hall.

As the amount of wind and solar generation continues to increase, utilities are growing increasingly concerned about how to economically and efficiently …

D.C. Circuit Upholds FERC Orders Challenged by Virtual Marketers

A group of virtual marketers challenged FERC orders concerning the disbursement of surplus funds collected for transmission-loss charges.  The case discusses the distinction between virtual marketers and participants who physically transmit electricity for purposes of wholeslae power transmission charges.…

Anticipated Limits on New Coal Plant Emissions Would Block New Coal Plant Construction

This post was written by AHC attorney Roland Hall.

The EPA will soon propose a final rule imposing limits on carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, including coal-fired plants.   Although the EPA’s proposal has not yet been made public, …

Pre-Sandy New Jersey Court Cites Potential Power Loss Due to Hurricanes

Many consumers in the northeastern states are without power due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy.  Interestingly, a federal court in New Jersey heard ominous testimony last September concerning the potential impact of catastrophic hurricanes and other natural disasters …