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Texas Blackouts Show Vulnerabilities of Electric Grid; Federal and State Investigations Announced

USA - February 18 2021 After severe winter weather forced Texas into experiencing power outages and rolling blackouts, there will likely be resulting federal and state…

J. Daniel Skees, Kirstin E. Gibbs, Levi McAllister, Patrick R. Pennella.

DOE Issues Guidance on Suspension of Executive Order 13920

USA - February 9 2021 In May 2020, US President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13920, banning the unrestricted import or use of certain categories of bulk-power…

Arjun Prasad Ramadevanahalli, J. Daniel Skees.

Biden Designates Glick as FERC Chair for Majority-Republican Commission

USA - January 21 2021 In an expected move, President Joe Biden has designated Commissioner Richard Glick as the new FERC Chairman. Chairman Glick takes over from…

J. Daniel Skees, Kirstin E. Gibbs, Levi McAllister.

Congress Updates US Energy Policy, Incorporates Energy-Related Tax Provisions Through Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

USA - December 29 2020 The US Congress has adopted the first extensive update to US federal energy policies in over a decade in the Energy Act of 2020 (Energy Act), which…

Alex S. Polonsky, Ariel Braunstein, J. Daniel Skees, Kathryn M. Sutton, Kenneth M. Kulak, Levi McAllister, Pamela Tsang Wu, Patrick R. Pennella, Timothy P. Matthews.

Senate Confirms Two FERC Commissioners

USA - December 1 2020 The US Senate has confirmed the nominations of Mark Christie (R) and Allison Clements (D) to fill the remaining Republican and Democratic vacant…

J. Daniel Skees, Kirstin E. Gibbs, Levi McAllister, Robert P. Goldfin.