President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dropped out after opposition from Republicans and a key Democrat concerned he would support renewable energy at the expense of coal all but doomed his nomination.
Among the potential nominees to head the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is Arkansas’ top utility regulator, a woman who served in that state’s attorney general’s office and is slated to lead a national regulatory group next year.
Coal’s future is being built in rural Mississippi, and so far this is what it looks like: a $1 billion cost overrun, a stew of legal battles, a revolt by ratepayers and a credit downgrade for the local utility.
Middlesex Water Co. was awarded a privatization contract to take over water operations at the U.S. Department of Defense’s largest air-freight hub, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, under a 50-year agreement.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is starting a $1 billion bank to provide loans to projects that generate power without using fossil fuels, a move meant to push private lenders into the clean-energy market.
Verizon Communications Inc. must be stopped from pushing customers in New York’s Catskill Mountains onto a wireless service it wants to use to replace landlines, the state attorney general said in a regulatory filing.
Duke Energy Corp. will halt plans to build a new nuclear plant in Florida and seek to recover as much as $1.47 billion in costs associated with a shuttered reactor in the state under a settlement with regulatory staff.
Bill Schuette was forced to leave Washington after losing his House seat in a failed bid for the U.S. Senate in 1990. He returned to his native Michigan, seeking lesser political jobs to slowly rebuild his career.
The Long Island Power Authority should be converted into an investor-owned utility to end poor management practices that exacerbated slow and halting repairs of blackouts from October’s Hurricane Sandy, a New York state investigative panel said today.