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Senate Democrats Call For FERC Nominee McNamee to Recuse Himself on Resiliency Issues

Senate Democrats took aim at FERC nominee Bernard McNamee over his involvement in crafting a controversial Department of Energy proposal to subsidize coal and nuclear power, but the energy sector attorney pledged to serve as an "independent arbiter" of grid resiliency and reliability issues that come before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Read More

Arizona Navajo Coal-Fired Plant Loses Potential Buyers

The impending closure the end of next year of one of the nation's largest coal-fired electric generation plants on the Navajo Nation Reservation in Arizona, a victim of cheaper natural gas and renewables, appeared to be the tribe's only option once again Friday after two private equity investment firms announced they were dropping plans to purchase the 2,250 MW power plant. Read More

Interim EPA Chief Wheeler Unlikely to Upset Trump’s Goals to Reduce Regulations

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle appeared to breathe a collective sigh of relief following Scott Pruitt's resignation as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, but new battle lines were beginning to form around Andrew Wheeler, a former coal industry lobbyist who is taking the reins on an interim basis beginning Monday. Read More