September 21, 2017 - Solar deal places nonprofit under state law, N.C. appeals court says
A solar sales arrangement between the North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network, or NC WARN, and a church in Greensboro, N.C., means that NC WARN falls under the category of “public utility” as defined in the state’s Public Utilities Act, the North Carolina Appeals Court said in affirming a North Carolina Utilities Commission order.
September 20, 2017 - FERC says N.Y. agency relinquished right to act on certification tied to pipeline
By failing to act within a one-year timeframe required by the Clean Water Act, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation waived its authority to issue or reject a water quality certification for a pipeline project that will feed natural gas to a new power plant in New York state, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a Sept. 15 order.
September 20, 2017 - House subcommittee schedules additional power industry hearings
On Sept. 19, the House Energy Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee said that it will continue its series of hearings on electric power markets and policy reform related to generation, distribution, consumption, and grid resiliency with three additional hearings over the next several weeks.
September 20, 2017 - Hurricane Maria hits already reeling Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
As the people in the U.S. Virgin Islands were starting to repair and rebuild after Hurricane Irma, yet another huge storm — the formidable Maria, a Category 5 — headed straight for the island of St. Croix on Tuesday evening, Sept. 19.
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