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 "CEO":

"… nd they use it both as a primary material for products and as a fuel. Dow CEO Andrew Liveris blasted the Energy Department’s recent pro-export report, …"

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 "Federal Energy Regulatory Commission":

"… would move authority for Keystone XL from the State Department to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – even though FERC's director of energy projects said at a hearing this …"

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 "Lisa Murkowski":

"… ” We were referred to an Aug. 1, 2011, letter that was sent to Sen. Lisa Murkowski by FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff and two of its commissioners, John Norris …"

'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 "Obama administration":

"… for greater investments in infrastructure such as energy transmission. The Obama administration’s stimulus plan included tax credits and grants for boosting renewable e …"

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 "Federal Energy Regulatory Commission":

"… ---- lamps, f------ kerosene lamps.”After investigating the scandal, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) concluded that “supply-demand imbalance, flawed market design and …"

"… Slocum said.ABOUT THE DATA:What: Bids by wholesale power generatorsWhere: Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionAvailability: Bid amounts, but not bidder names, released after three month …"

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 "Federal Energy Regulatory Commission":

"… transmission has roughly doubled in the last five years, thanks in part to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission incentives, but the agency says that much more investment is needed. Some …"

Appealing to a higher authority

By Kevin Bogardus

Federal energy regulators smooth the way for liquefied natural gas terminals

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

"… th Big Oil giants such as ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is aggressively undermining the authority of state and local governments t …"

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 "lobbyist":

"… ontributions to influential politicians, employing a nationwide network of lobbyists and building grassroots support for policy changes by bankrolling think t …"

"… n monopolized by utilities, to outside competitors. Enron, one of the main lobbyists for the legislation became the largest wholesale power marketer in the co …"

"… which had a subsidiary that generated power from wind, was one of the main lobbyists for the extension of the credit.The Commodity Futures Modernization Act, …"

"… ce federal policy. Even before Enron was formed, Lay had some success as a lobbyist. As president of Florida Gas Transmission in the mid-1970s, he pushed for …"