Four natural gas pipeline projects were approved by FERC Thursday, but Commissioners continued their struggle to find common ground on their role in determining each project’s potential effects on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
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In his first public meeting as a member of FERC Thursday, Bernard McNamee cast a single, non-committal, “present” vote on the Commission’s lengthy consent agenda.
Bernard McNamee, a Republican who is currently executive director of DOE’s Office of Policy, was confirmed Thursday by the Senate to FERC on a straight party-line vote of 50-49.
Bernard McNamee, a Republican who is currently executive director of DOE’s Office of Policy, was confirmed Thursday by the Senate as a FERC Commissioner on a straight party-line vote of 50-49.
President Trump’s nomination of Department of Energy (DOE) official Bernard McNamee to fill the vacant fifth seat at FERC took another step forward Tuesday morning when the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to to favorably report it to the full Senate.
Senate Democrats took aim at FERC nominee Bernard McNamee over his involvement in crafting a controversial Department of Energy (DOE) 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.
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has scheduled an Oct. 16 hearing to consider thenomination of Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. McNamee is currently executive director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Policy, previously served as deputy general counsel for energy policy at DOE, and practiced energy law with McGuireWoods LLP. He also has worked at the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation. President Trump announced his intention to nominate McNamee Oct. 3 and the official nomination was received by the Senate Oct. 5.
President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Republican Bernard McNamee to fill the vacant fifth seat at FERC, but how the confirmation process will unfold for the current executive director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Policy is unclear.
As Robert Powelson’s tenure at FERC enters its final hours, rumors are circulating about a possible replacement, with Bernard McNamee, executive director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Policy, topping the list.