Rates, Regulation, and Policy – August 2014
The ScottMadden Energy Industry Update | August 2014
Just when you thought policy and regulation had begun to settle down, major changes are afoot—or at least proposed. Rules for organized power markets continue to be tweaked as is the LNG export application process. More fundamental changes have been proposed at the federal level, in the form of CO2 emissions regulation, and in at least one state (New York), which is looking at fundamentally changing the role of the local distribution utility. Read more below.
- Organized Capacity and Energy Markets: The Saga Continues
- In a New York State of Mind: The Empire State’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” Initiative
- Existing Source CO2 Emissions Regulation: Dealing with the Muddle
- Competitive Transmission: Why Is This So Hard?
- Latest in Regional Competitive Processes under Order 1000
- LNG Exports: Application Reshuffling and More Studies, But Development Continues
- Current Regulatory Landscape: You Can’t Always Get What You Want…But Can You Get What You Need?
- Current Regulatory Landscape: Authorized Returns Have Declined, But Actual Results Are Improving
- Viewpoint: Climate Risks and Utilities: A Story of Confusion
- Viewpoint: Complying with Federal Sustainability Initiatives
- Viewpoint: Innovative Ratemaking – Multiyear Rate Plans
- Viewpoint: Hitting the Blend Wall – Proposed Reductions in the EPA 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard
- Viewpoint: Confirming Compliance – Do You Have Proper Oversight of Your Contractors?
- Viewpoint: Survey: Distributed Generation – What’s on the Horizon?
- Viewpoint: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Distributed Resources