More Electricity Articles

  • Senate confirms two members, including new chair, to electric grid regulator

    The arrangement assuages concerns among Republicans and some Democrats that Obama pick Norman Bay, who led the FERC's enforcement office but has never been a commissioner, lacked experience to head the body.

  • 14K still without power in upstate New York

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 14,000 utility customers in upstate New York are still without power two days after violent storms tore across the region, killing four people and destroying several homes in a rural town. Scattered outages are being reported Thursday morning from the Finger...

  • Coal company uses glitch to swing for the fences against EPA rule

    A large coal company's petition against the EPA's proposed emissions rule for power plants is a legal swing for the fences, but a decades-old discrepancy in a technical amendment to the Clean Air Act might give it a chance.

  • Obama mocks Republicans as he pushes economics of climate change

    President Obama is on a campaign to make climate change an economic issue, and to nail home the point he's embarrassing Republicans who deny or are skeptical of the contributions humans make to a warming planet. "Folks will tell you climate change is a hoax or a fad or a plot. It’s a liberal...

  • Algiers electric bills to rise over 4 years

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Monthly electric bills for resident in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans will climb by 31 percent over the next four years. That's according to a resolution approved Wednesday by the New Orleans City Council's Utility Committee endorsing an agreement reached in...

  • Deal with White House in hand, Senate panel approves nominees for energy regulator

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee agreed to send a pair of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominees to the Senate floor -- but there's a catch. The panel voted to approve Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay as commissioners with the understanding that LaFleur, the acting...

  • Senate Energy Committee set to vote on FERC nominees

    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu, D-La., said her panel will vote Wednesday on who to move to the floor as the nominee to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Landrieu said talks with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and the White House...

  • Senators discussing deal to nix Obama's FERC nominee

    Senate lawmakers are discussing a deal that would in effect subvert President Obama's pick to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by instead making acting Chairwoman Cheryl LaFleur the official commission head. Senators close to the process say they are exploring a move that would...

  • Obama says he would like a price on carbon

    President Obama hopes to one day have a price on carbon emissions as a policy to address climate change, he said in an interview for the Showtime documentary miniseries "Years of Living Dangerously." Referring to a 1990s cap-and-trade program used to reduce emissions that contribute to acid...

  • White House goes all-hands-on-deck for power plant rules

    The White House is throwing its weight behind new power plant regulations. Using a carefully executed, months-long strategy, the Obama administration is sending a strong signal that it believes Democrats have the upper hand on public opinion concerning emissions limits on power plants. The...



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