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FERC Independence Challenged by Nonprofits

Hundreds of Nonprofit Organizations Join to Demand Reform of ‘Rogue Agency’

WASHINGTON – More than 180 organizations representing communities across America, including West Virginia, called on leaders in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold congressional hearings into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) extensive history of bias and abuse. 851 more words

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NextEra moves closer to acquiring Texas-based Oncor for $18.7 billion

NextEra Energy’s proposed $18.7 acquisition of Oncor Holdings took a big step forward Monday with a bankruptcy court’s approval of the sale, NextEra officials said Monday. 239 more words

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Groups file petition to block construction of FPL natural gas pipeline

Gulf Restoration Network, Flint Riverkeeper, and the Sierra Club filed a petition Wednesday seeking to block construction of a $3.2 billion pipeline slated to bring natural gas to Florida Power & Light’s South Florida plants next year. 519 more words

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Federal Register Highlights - 7/28/16

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for July 28, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: EPA is proposing changes to the existing regulations governing significant new uses of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to align these regulations with revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communications Standard (HCS), which are proposed to be cross referenced, and with changes to the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) respirator certification requirements pertaining to respiratory protection of workers from exposure to chemicals. 359 more words

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Do Ohioans want to spend 3.5X MORE $$ for electricity from BigWind? Say NO!

A new study from the Institute for Energy Research finds that electricity from new wind and solar power is 2.5 to 5 times more expensive than electricity from existing coal and nuclear power. 312 more words

NV Energy Planning to Buy Gas-Fired Power Plant in Arizona

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s dominant electric utility says it plans to acquire and improve a gas-fired power plant in Arizona to meet energy demands in coming years. 119 more words

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Federal Register Highlights - 7/5/16

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for July 5, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule would update the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) payment rates, including the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rates, the national per-visit rates, and the non-routine medical supply (NRS) conversion factor, effective for home health episodes of care ending on or after January 1, 2017. 1,333 more words

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