Senate clears Biden FERC pick amid key climate policy debates

November 17, 2021
The Senate has confirmed Willie Phillips to fill the empty seat on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), handing Democrats a 3-2 majority on the commission that could play an important role in President Joe Biden’s push toward a net-zero emissions energy sector by 2035. Phillips, who chaired the District of Columbia’s Public Service Commission (DCPSC), was confirmed Nov. 16 by voice vote. He will be joining FERC during a particularly busy week, including the panel’s monthly meeting Nov. 18...

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