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September 10, 2013

Key Democrat expresses ‘serious concerns’ over FERC pick

Hannah Northey and Manuel Quinones, E&E reporters  •    •  Posted 2013-09-10 12:03:38

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) yesterday expressed strong concerns about President Obama’s pick to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “I’ve got a problem. I’ve got serious problems,” Manchin told E&E Daily during a brief interview yesterday evening about the nominee, who has encountered strong opposition from the coal industry. [ read more … ]

Embattled Southwest project secures pledge from large wind developer to use power line

Scott Streater, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-09-10 12:03:56

A large wind energy developer has committed to use the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project if built, a rare bit of good news for a project that has been dogged by criticism from congressional leaders, Defense Department officials and environmentalists who have questioned claims that the line will support renewables development. The project’s developer, Phoenix-based SunZia Transmission LLC, announced late Friday that it has a formal letter of intent from Boston-based First Wind Energy LLC reserving up to 1,500 megawatts of electricity capacity on the planned New Mexico-to-Arizona power line. [ read more … ]

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