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Oregon Business & Industry joins Portland Business Alliance in backing controversial Jordan Cove natural pipeline and terminal project

Another big Oregon business organization — Oregon Business & Industry — has come out in support of a controversial Southern Oregon pipeline and liquefied natural gas terminal proposal. 60 more words

Portland Business Journal

FERC Advances the Ball on Electric Storage, Calls for a Huddle on Distributed Energy Resource Aggregation

Stephen C. Zumbrun

In a move that has excited the renewable energy and electric storage industries, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) last month voted to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations (“RTO”) and Independent System Operators (“ISO”). 744 more words


Pipeline Update: Decisions in Pennsylvania and the Fourth Circuit Should Pave Way for Pipeline Development

Frank L. Tamulonis III and Margaret A. Hill

Two recent decisions, one from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and one from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court, rejected arguments from pipeline opponents that, if accepted, would have bolstered local efforts to stymie pipeline development. 1,032 more words


Idaho utility continues attempt to negate Oregon fish law

An Idaho utility is challenging a decision by federal regulators rejecting its request to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River. 40 more words

Snake River

Tribes renew dam removal support at FERC meeting

Leaders of the Klamath Tribes reaffirmed their support for the removal of dams along the Klamath River during a meeting Thursday with federal regulators.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is in the process of transferring dam ownership to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), who will then craft a timeline and raise funds to remove the dams. 12 more words

Klamath Falls Herald & News

Federal commission confirms UEC’s authority to build Wheatridge transmission line

Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative claimed the line would encroach on its exclusive service territory.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered Umatilla Electric Cooperative to provide wholesale transmission service to a Wheatridge Wind Energy project, rejecting a protest by Heppner-based Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative that the action would encroach on its exclusive service territory.

Source: The Hermiston Herald

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

After Three Years, PennEast Pipeline Approved by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Construction to Begin

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an Order under section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act approving construction of the PennEast Pipeline.

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