On December 18, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (“ANPRM”) to solicit input regarding the emissions guidelines limiting greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions from existing electric utility generating units (“EGUs”) that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) is considering proposing.

The Clean Power Plan regulations adopted by the Obama administration would have limited GHG emissions by substituting generation from lower-emitting existing natural gas combined cycle units and zero-emitting renewable energy generating capacity.
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In a recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proposes new data collection and filing requirements for market-based rate sellers (MBR) and entities trading virtual products or holding financial transmission rights (Virtual/FTR Participants).  The new requirements purport to improve the Commission’s surveillance of wholesale power markets through disclosure of financial and legal connections among market participants and other entities in Commission-jurisdictional electric markets.  According to FERC, the requirements will facilitate both the sharing of data across different information systems and reporting into FERC’s eLibrary system.
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