Policy & Regulation

SO2 emissions allowance auction brings in $32.3 million

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made a total of $32.3 million from its latest sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions allowance auction, the Chicago Board of Trade announced Tuesday.

Texas Commercial Energy and ERCOT announce payment and capitalization plan

Texas Commercial Energy and the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) have announced a plan that provides for pre-petition payments due to ERCOT and preservation of TCE's capitalization.

New EPA web site supports national agenda on environment and the aging

As part of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ongoing efforts to address the health effects of environmental hazards to older Americans, the agency has launched a new web site on the issue and invited public participation in the development of a National Agenda on the Environment and the Aging.

Burson-Marsteller Texas and the PUC win state and national awards for Texas Electric Choice...

Burson-Marsteller Texas announced that its work with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), the Texas Electric Choice public education campaign was awarded a Silver Spur from the Texas Public Relations Association.

KEMA-Xenergy sells energy & engineering services division to ConEdison Solutions

KEMA-XENERGY announced the acquisition of the assets of its energy and engineering services division by ConEdison Solutions, a White Plains, New York-based energy service provider.

EPA reports on progress in use of ‘sound science’

In its recently released annual report for 2002, EPA said that it has improved its use of 'sound science' to achieve practical pollution reduction goals.

Texas Commercial Energy files for bankruptcy protection

Texas Commercial Energy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing significantly higher volatility and uncertainty in the Texas wholesale power supply market.

Industry group calls for time-out as Congress considers electricity legislation

Glenn English, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Tuesday voiced concern about the timing and content of national legislation to restructure the electric industry.

California entities file evidence supporting more than $7.5 billion in energy cost refunds

Southern California Edison and four California entities submitted to FERC Monday the results of over three months of investigation into why the state's wholesale power costs skyrocketed during the recent energy crisis.

PSEG commends President Bush for comments on Clear Skies

PSEG on Wednesday saluted President Bush's comments on improving the nation's air quality through mandatory power plant emissions reductions called for in his Clear Skies Initiative.