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 "energy":

"… ulic fracturing, or fracking, that backers say will help the nation become energy independent and provide jobs and lower heating costs for Pennsylvanians. …"

"… nsylvanians. But with gas prices collapsing thanks to an unforeseen glut, energy companies are pushing for permission to export the commodity to countries …"

"… “It’s not reality.” For its part, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, an energy industry trade association focused on Pennsylvania, said in a statement th …"

"… e problem, it would mean the idle import facilities might become useful if energy companies converted them to export terminals. But the energy companies’ …"

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 "energy":

"… speech at the University of New Hampshire, where he unveiled his energy plan.Huntsman, Nov. 1: "Today coal is under siege from government regulati …"

"… transmission, retrofits of coal-to-gas burners, demand-side resources, or energy efficiency strategies.”There is no doubt that the EPA’s regulations an …"

'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 "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 "law":

"… ted to be introduced early in the next session of Congress would cement in law the regulatory agency's role as the sole authority over LNG terminals.Some …"

"… unaware of the change. Although the language would not carry the weight of law, it puts the leaders on record in favor of FERC's position on the matter.T …"

"… or with other commissioners. Among those Wood scheduled meetings with were lawyers and lobbyists representing some of the more controversial LNG projects …"

"… ily to like-minded legislators. Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., and the other nine lawmakers who co-sponsored a previous version of the bill increasing FERC's po …"

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 "natural gas price":

"… Decontrol Act in 1989,removing some key regulatory barriers, including the natural gas pricecontrols mandated by the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978.Mojave pipelineFERC …"