Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

*Time to call the question, or not…: On April 1 the Coast Guard announced it would extend the comment period regarding the NOPR, published January 15, for the potential use of Safety Management Systems on board U.S.-flagged passenger vessels. The original comment […]

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Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

* Remote issues: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP) Energy Task Force sent its regional energy transition report to Gov. Whitmer last week. This has been a big effort in Michigan covering a range of energy and environmental challenges. The report contained 16 recommendations “that […]

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Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

* A doddering giant: The National Regulatory Research Institute is the research arm of the National  Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners; a straight-laced team, all of whom wear sensible shoes. In a new report NRRI takes a close look at electric generation […]

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Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

* Climate-smart ideas needed: On January 27, President Biden issued an Executive Order on “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” The EO laid out a series of actions for Federal Agencies regarding mitigation and resilience. The U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

* Another study to study: Energy provocateur Michael Mabee, well known to the FERC/NERC team, filed a complaint with FERC on 03/01 (public-noticed in the FR on 03/10) alleging that the Texas grid events of February 15 resulted from either a failure to comply with […]

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