U.S. House Committee Looks at ‘Balance of Power’ Between FERC and States

U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) sent a letter on June 10 to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Norman Bay – noting that it is time to “comprehensively evaluate and address some of the broader market design, policy, technology, and jurisdictional issues” in the electricity sector.

High Court Strikes Down Maryland Incentives

In a case (Docket No. 14-614) that pitted state versus federal authority, the U.S. Supreme Court on April 19 unanimously ruled (8-0) that a Maryland initiative to subsidize the construction of a power plant infringed on the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) … Read more…

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