The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Feb. 22 that its Office of Enforcement is examining wholesale natural gas and electricity market activity during the recent extreme cold weather to determine if any market participants engaged in market manipulation or other violations. If the OE… Read More

Weather-inflated Western energy prices continued to moderate this week. While power prices plunged sharply in trading, without the demand support or supply constraints of the prior week, regional natural gas prices leveled off. Read More

The California Energy Commission on Feb. 19 held a public scoping meeting to address residents' concerns regarding a 99-MW backup diesel-fueled power plant in San Jose that workshop participants said could increase air pollution in nearby disadvantaged neighborhoods and harm golden eagle habitat. Read More

The California Energy Commission on Feb. 25 held the state's first "Lithium Valley" commission meeting to push forward extraction of the precious metal from the Salton Sea. California plans to produce lithium in-state, thereby creating clean-energy jobs, securing supply chains and manufactur… Read More

Colorado regulators on Feb. 17 rejected a request by an environmental group to open a rulemaking that would have set binding, declining greenhouse gas emissions limits for multiple sectors through 2030 and created a market-based cap-and-trade program to allow compliance with that limit. Read More

Arizona Public Service will pay $24 million in restitution to residential customers who were either misled by a faulty rate-comparison tool on the company's website in 2019 or affected by "data errors" in letters sent by the utility to customers in 2017 recommending they switch to a rate pla… Read More