Wind and Solar Power: Transforming the Grid with Clean Energy – Reliably – Every Day

Dec 17, 2014 by John Moore Despite years of successful experience, dozens of studies, and increasing utility support for clean energy, urban myth holds that electricity from renewable energy is unreliable. Yet over 75,000 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar power have been integrated, reliably, into the nation’s electric grid to date. That’s enough electricity to supply 17.9 million homes.…

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Senate Approves Colette Honorable as FERC Commissioner—Finally!

Dec 17, 2014 by Jennie Chen In the waning hours of Congress this year, the Senate by voice vote approved the president’s nomination of Colette Honorable to be a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the agency regulating America’s transmission grid, wholesale sales of electricity, and gas pipeline infrastructure. FERC can now tackle the important work before it…

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Smooth Sailing for Colette Honorable at Confirmation Hearing before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Colette Honorable, President Obama’s nominee to fill the empty seat at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, charmed the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee at her confirmation hearing yesterday. Every senator speaking had something nice to say to her. Honorable’s position as a moderate and ability to recognize diverse state interests served her well, as she deftly navigated questions on…

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Highlights from FERC’s November Meeting

Dec 3, 2014 by Jennie Chen At its latest monthly meeting on November 20, FERC issued a number of significant orders: it approved the Exelon-Pepco merger, endorsed a utility’s request to EPA to extend the utility’s MATS compliance deadline (the first such request), and required that grid operators report on their ability to access fuel to ensure reliability within their…

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