Tag: federal energy regulatory commission
Hardly a week goes by without reports regarding the growing threat of electricity blackouts in the U.S. It brings to mind Ernest Hemingway’s line in The Sun Also Rises about bankruptcy happening “two ways…gradually,...
Filed in April by a group with links to electric utilities, the petition sought to have the federal government claim exclusive jurisdiction over all sales of electricity that are “behind the meter”, such as electricity generated by a homeowner and sold back onto the grid. Had it been granted, the petition would have invalidated “net metering” programs in many states, which allow consumers to sell electricity they generate themselves.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. John Cornyn, R-Tex., James Risch, R-Idaho, Angus King, I-Maine, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, to send a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee, asking for his assurance that the FERC understands the threat posed to U.S. national security by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. due its connection to the Chinese regime.