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2009-02-12 13:51:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The money that Congress has included in the economic stimulus bill aimed at expanding the US electric transmission grid will be just the start of what will be a costly effort to improve reliability and deliver renewable power to consumers from remote locations, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Acting Chairman Jon Wellinghoff told the Platts Energy Podium on Thursday. The stimulus bill funding would be "the seed money," Wellinghoff said. "But it...

2009-01-29 06:30:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- At his first White House press conference Monday President Obama declared "the days of Washington dragging its heels are over" and ordered an immediate review of the Bush administration's refusal to give California authority to enforce tough new emission and fuel efficiency standards on gas and diesel powered automobiles. For more than two years California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has sought to impose stricter standards on automobile manufacturers in an...

2006-06-09 16:45:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush will nominate Arizona state regulator Marc Spitzer to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the White House said on Friday. The U.S. Senate would have to confirm Spitzer, currently a member of Arizona's Corporation Commission, before he could begin serving on the FERC. If confirmed, Spitzer's term would end on June 30, 2011, the White House said in a statement. The Senate still must confirm the nominations of Philip Moeller, a...