The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing October 13 to consider the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s new Order 1000 to spur the building of interstate electric transmission electric transmission. FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff tried to reassure Subcommittee Republicans and the rule explicitly provides that those who do not benefit from new transmission facilities should not pay through higher taxes, but many remain skeptical that the order does not impose additional burdens for those who do not enjoy the benefits of added renewable generation on the grid.