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Regulation and Policy 2007 P4

  • 05/29/2007 -- FERC workshop to discuss dam security, safety
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is to sponsor a workshop on dam security, dam safety, and emergency preparedness June 12-13 in Colorado.
  • 05/25/2007 -- Panel sends Kelliher FERC nomination to full Senate
    The Senate Energy Committee has sent the name of Commissioner Joseph Kelliher to the full Senate for a confirmation vote on a second term on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • 05/15/2007 -- African bank finds continent ill-prepared for climate change
    Africa is likely to suffer some of the worst effects of climate change and is ill-prepared to cope, officials said May 14, advocating better access for the continent to world carbon markets.
  • 05/07/2007 -- UPDATE - Buffett defers to FERC on Klamath dams' removal
    Multi-billionaire Warren Buffett told protesters May 5 it is up to federal and state regulators, not his investment company, whether utility PacifiCorp removes hydroelectric projects from the Klamath River in Oregon and California.
  • 04/04/2007 -- FERC staff endorses fish passage for 134-MW Santee Cooper
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental impact statement that recommends $32.9 million in fish passage and protection measures as part of relicensing the 134-MW Santee Cooper project on South Carolina's Santee and Cooper rivers.
  • 04/02/2007 -- FERC relicense for 176.2-MW Osage authorizes turbine upgrades
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a 40-year relicense for the 176.2-MW Osage project in Missouri, authorizing licensee Union Electric Co. to upgrade four turbines.
  • 03/30/2007 -- FERC certifies incremental generation at New Hampshire project
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental hydropower generation from efficiency improvements at the 15-MW J. Brodie Smith project in New Hampshire, making the project eligible for renewable energy production tax credits.
  • 03/26/2007 -- FERC orders American Energy to pay full penalty for six projects
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission upheld a decision finding American Energy Inc. must pay an entire $300,000 penalty levied for violations of safety regulations and license conditions at six Michigan projects.
  • 03/21/2007 -- FERC, Minerals Management agency to decide who rules the waves
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Department of Interior's Minerals Management Service are working to resolve disagreement over which federal agency is responsible for permitting ocean energy projects, FERC Commissioner Philip Moeller said.
  • 03/20/2007 -- UPDATE - FERC certifies three projects for production tax credits
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified improvements to the 512-MW Conowingo hydroelectric project in Maryland and Pennsylvania, the 742-MW Clark Fork project in Idaho and Montana, and the 2.4-MW Vergennes No. 9 project in Vermont for renewable energy production tax credits.

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