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Comments to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Climate Impact Analysis in Natural Gas Project Reviews

These comments recommend that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) supplement its draft policy statement on natural gas project reviews with additional guidance on the evaluation of climate impacts on projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Holistic, specific, and actionable climate impact analysis is necessary to meet NEPA’s…
Adaptation as Risk ManagementAgency FilingEnergy RegulationFederal Energy RegulationRisk Management

Supplemental Comments on FERC’s Technical Conference on Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Electric System Reliability

These post-technical conference comments provide further recommendations on how FERC can support effective climate resilience planning throughout the energy system, supplementing an earlier set of pre-technical conference comments.
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Toward Resilience: Defining, Measuring, and Monetizing Resilience in the Electricity System

This report aims to assist policymakers in understanding grid resilience and evaluating potential interventions aimed at improving grid resilience. It develops a definition of resilience grounded in academic literature; describes a methodology for calculating the costs and benefits of potential grid resilience improvements; identifies legal authorities that states and federal…
Adaptation as Risk ManagementAgency FilingEnergy RegulationFederal Energy RegulationRisk Management

Comments on FERC’s Notice of Inquiry on its Certification of New Interstate Natural Gas Facilities

These comments were submitted in response to FERC's Notice of Inquiry into possible changes to its natural gas certification policy. The comments argue, among other things, that FERC should consider how climate change will affect the construction and operation of natural gas infrastructure in its certification decisions.
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Comments on FERC’s Review of Grid Resilience in Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators

These comments were submitted in response to FERC's request for input on the resilience of the bulk power system in areas overseen by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators (RTO/ISOs). The comments argue that RTO/ISOs' efforts to address resilience have given insufficient weight to the impacts of climate change,…
Romany Webb
April 13, 2018
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Reconstituting the Federalism Battle in Energy Transportation

This article explores federalism issues in energy transportation infrastructure, including pipelines and transmission lines, and evaluates reforms to approval processes for energy transport projects that can result in a more efficient process that leads to more rapid integration of new energy resources and technologies.