Export push reframes debate over fracking

By Alexandra Duszak

Energy indepedence for the U.S. no longer at issue — exports would help industry's bottom line.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Secretary":

"… okesman. Markey also blasted the study. In a letter to Energy Department Secretary Steven Chu, he wrote that the study contains “fundamental flaws” that …"

Electrical grid is not well protected

By Zach Toombs

Watchdog calls for better coordination in protecting the electricity supply against cyber threats.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Energy Regulatory Commission":

"… d with usage software, allowing them to escape proper billing.Although the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is responsible for electrical security on a national scale, local authorit …"

"… is effective or if changes are needed,” according to the GAO report.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not return a request for comment. …"

TransCanada, developer of controversial pipeline, boosts lobbying spending

By Corbin Hiar

Keystone XL backers spent more than $400,000 lobbying for the pipeline in the last quarter

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… ct Canadian tar sands deposits to Texas refineries. On Jan. 18, President Barack Obama denied the company's permit request. But the company quickly vowed to …"

FACT CHECK: Jon Huntsman claims EPA has 'assaulted' coal

By FactCheck.Org

Republican contender for Presidential nomination 'blacks out' on blackouts

Excerpts from this story referencing "commissioner":

"… ent to Sen. Lisa Murkowski by FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff and two of its commissioners, John Norris and Cheryl LaFleur. The FERC was responding to Murkowski’s …"

'Clean energy' expansion could strain U.S. power grid

By Chris Hamby

As President Barack Obama proposes to generate more electricity from "clean energy" sources, a new government report highlights the effects

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Energy Regulatory Commission":

"… .S. electric power system,” the experts concluded in their report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC.Many renewable energy sources are variable – the wind doesn’t …"

Reform reading: Fed's first webcast to focus on debit card fee

By Julie Vorman

A roundup of news and commentary to help consumers monitor the transparency and accountability of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. ...

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Energy Regulatory Commission":

"… ed by banks, the American Bankers Association submitted an analysis of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s experience in setting rates for natural gas production and how it uses …"

Consumer group: Electricity price-gouging feared until bids made public

By Jim Morris

Enron Corp.’s manipulation of the California energy market in 2000 and 2001 is notorious. Electricity bills soared and blackouts affected hu

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Justice":

"… acle can’t happen again, Slocum points to the $12 million settlement the Department of Justice reached with KeySpan Corp. in February. KeySpan violated antitrust laws by …"

Move to a 21st century electricity grid is stalled

By The Center for Public Integrity

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission invests in electric transmissions and offers incentives for electric grid updates

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… igned to bear the burden they now carry. In response to the 2003 blackout, Congress for the first time made the more than 500 owners and operators of the worl …"

Appealing to a higher authority

By Kevin Bogardus

Federal energy regulators smooth the way for liquefied natural gas terminals

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate Energy Committee":

"… site LNG facilities were slipped in without debate by Republican leaders. Senate Energy Committee Chairman Pete V. Domenici, R-N.M, slipped the LNG provision into the massi …"

A most favored corporation: Enron prevailed in federal, state lobbying efforts 49 times

By M. Asif Ismail

WASHINGTON, January 6, 2003 — Enron Corp., which ran a formidable lobbying machine in Washington and state capitals, gained favorable treatm

Excerpts from this story referencing "Army":

"… ompany.At least three members of the Bush administration, Secretary of the Army Thomas White Jr., Bush economic adviser Lawrence B. Lindsey, who resigned …"