FERC Drops Case Against Footprint Power for Alleged False Supply Offers in New England Power Market

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 25 ended its investigation into allegations that Footprint Power LLC made false and misleading power supply commitments in the summer of 2013 for its natural gas-fired Salem Harbor Power Plant in Salem, Massachusetts. The move follows the Office of Enforcement’s recommendation that the commission vacate its order to...

U.S. EPA Keeps Power Plant Sulfur Dioxide Limits Unchanged, Citing Air Quality Improvements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Feb. 26 that it will not revise the existing standard for sulfur dioxide, a harmful pollutant emitted from coal-fired power plants and industrial sources, citing scientific evidence that found the current limits sufficient to protect public health. The existing standard, established in 2010 under the Obama administration, is 75…

ONE Gas to Return Nearly $18 Million in Federal Tax Cut Savings to Kansas Customers

The Kansas Corporation Commission on Feb. 25 directed Kansas Gas Service, a division of ONE Gas Inc., to refund about $17.9 million to its customers, rejecting the company’s request to retain the savings accrued from the federal tax cut law to offset its cost of service. Residential customers will receive a one-time bill credit to…

California-Quebec Carbon Auction Sells Out, Reflects Steady Demand Amid PG&E Uncertainty

The eighteenth quarterly carbon auction held by California and Quebec sold all 80,847,404 carbon permits offered for current emissions at $15.73, above the floor price of $15.62, according to the results released on Feb. 27 by the California Air Resources Board. The auction sold about 66 percent of the permits offered for 2022 emissions at…...