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 "Massachusetts":

"… exports don't harm U.S. consumers and manufacturers.” Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, has been o …"

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 "energy":

"… he Federal energy Regulatory Commission – even though FERC's director of energy projects said at a hearing this morning that his agency lacks the authorit …"

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 "Federal Energy Regulatory Commission":

"… this summer.” That’s not true. Huntsman’s claim is contradicted by a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission letter cited by his own campaign, and by independent assessments as well.N …"

'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 "Energy":

"… tric power system,” the experts concluded in their report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC.Many renewable Energy sources are variable …"

"… by sources other than coal, natural gas and nuclear, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Most of that electricity cannot be stored by t …"

"… p this week by meeting with Democrat Jeff Bingaman, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, to discuss how to win bipartisan support …"

"… bility to recover from sudden interruptions. A spokesman for American Wind Energy Association said that adds to the body of research showing greater use of …"

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 "Ben Bernanke":

"… plans to "hold regular hearings” with Fed officials, including Chairman Ben Bernanke. …"

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 "Energy":

"… sion has roughly doubled in the last five years, thanks in part to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission incentives, but the agency says that much more inves …"

Appealing to a higher authority

By Kevin Bogardus

Federal energy regulators smooth the way for liquefied natural gas terminals

Excerpts from this story referencing "California Public Utilities Commission":

"… Another high-profile battle is taking place in Long Beach, California. The California Public Utilities Commission has butted heads with FERC and Sound Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Mit …"

"… y noted that it had "clarified its authority in an order responding to the California Public Utilities Commission's claim that California has jurisdiction over LNG facilities within its bo …"

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 "energy":

"… ative and regulatory actions that followed the lobbying efforts.The fallen energy giant lobbied on diverse interests that ranged from gas marketing and regu …"

"… bbying campaigns in most of the states.The federal government extended the energy tax credit for wind-generated electrical power several times. Enron, which …"

"… ity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from regulating Enron’s trading in energy derivatives.The study also found that Enron had unprecedented access to of …"

"… energy Regulatory Commission, the organization tasked with overseeing the energy market. Many of the rulings that allowed Enron to expand businesses in nat …"