Former FERC Chief Backs Carbon Price To Cut GHGs, Preserve Reliability

March 18, 2022
A former GOP chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is calling for an economy-wide price on carbon to cut power sector emissions while preserving grid reliability, as the agency’s current Democratic majority is preparing rules to bolster the electric grid in an effort to connect more renewable power. “Carbon pricing supports long-term planning,” said former FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump but later demoted over his support for carbon pricing. Chatterjee was...

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