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Supreme Court Stays Clean Power Plan

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In a surprising moves to legal experts, the Supreme Court today in a 5-4 ruling stayed the implementation of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) supporting greenhouse gas reductions at fossil fuel fired power plants.  The move was surprising because the Supreme Court rarely involves itself in the determinations of whether or not a temporary […]
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Commentary: Can the U.S. Help Integrate European Energy Markets?

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Earlier this year, the European Union (EU) proposed the establishment of an “Energy Union” in order to create a smart, unified energy grid across member States. The goal of this new energy policy is to reduce dependencies on sole suppliers, allow for the free flow of energy across borders, increase efficiency, reduce energy costs and […]
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TCAP Commentary: Why Oncor’s Ring Fence Matters

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The failure of the ring fence — the one created in 2007 — would have created uncertainty and instability with Oncor.
Michele McNichol, the CEO of Wood Group Mustang, is slated to give the opening keynote speech at the 2015 Women's Global Leadership Conference in Energy on Tuesday in Houston.

Q&A: Wood Group Mustang CEO opens up about life as a woman in a male-dominated industry

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McNichols, who is scheduled to give a keynote speech kicking off the Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy on Tuesday in Houston, recently spoke with Fuel Fix about the evolving role of women in energy and how the global crude slump is affecting longtime efforts to recruit more women.
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Commentary: Regulators Approve Nearly 20 Percent Fee Hike for Texas Electric Grid Operator

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The fee hike, the largest since at least 2009, will be applied to wholesale power purchases, meaning that it won’t go directly into home bills. But it’s sure to trickle down anyway, and could increase your energy costs by 10 cents or more each month.
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California’s climate fight comes down to late negotiations

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The Democratic governor has to break through a logjam in his own party in the final week of the legislative session.
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Texas RRC examiners: XTO well not clearly linked to quakes

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Though the recommendation awaits approval by the commissioners, it sets guidance on one of the most contentious issues to emerge from the oil and gas boom.
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In Eagle Ford, local officials win rights on road control

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In a bitterly contested case of neighbor against neighbor over access to the spoils of the Eagle Ford Shale, a court ruling has strengthened the hand of county officials seeking to maintain control of local roads.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stand on the stage prior to the Voters First Presidential Forum for Republicans at Saint Anselm College August 3, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Energy industry lobbying arm lays out wish list for White House hopefuls

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It’s time for presidential candidates to start outlining their plans for energy policy, a top oil industry leader says.
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Low-income Texans expected to receive $50 electric bill discounts

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The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power, a leading advocate for House Bill 1101, called the legislation the most important this year for electric customers.