Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

* Titanium Sponge: BIS – the Bureau of industry and Security, part of the Department of Commerce – is seeking comments on behalf of the “Titanium Sponge Working Group.”  Titanium sponge…?  Well, I know what a kitchen sponge is, but I […]

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Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

Critical Minerals:  DOE issued guidance this past week through its Loan Programs Office to help projects focused on expanding production of 35 listed Critical Minerals, formally referenced in two Executive Orders in 2016 and 2017. The minerals are defined as (i) […]

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Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

Out of paperclips: FERC staff likely went back and forth to Staples last week to restock their paperclip supply.  Two regulatory proceedings are burning up their mimeograph machines.  One is the proposed “Carbon Pricing in Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets,” issued on […]

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Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

Figuring it out: new fuel, new energy:  Last week DOE/FERC moved to expand the very limited list of what is a “qualifying facility” (QF) under federal energy legislation.  The expansion would include a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell system with an […]

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Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

FERC and Offshore Wind: FERC’s Agenda for its technical conference, “Offshore Wind Integration in RTOs/ISOs,” is built around discussion sessions among four experts panels.  The questions focus on transmission, particularly, and critically, transmission integrated into regional systems and markets.  That’s not easy, […]

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