E&E News covered Democrat leaders' call for FERC to look at carbon pricing, noting AEE's role. Read excerpts below and the entire E&E News piece here (sub. req.).
Six Senate Democrats called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday to host a technical conference on the viability of incorporating a carbon price into the nation's electric markets. The letter, led by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), throws additional weight behind a push by renewable and utility groups for FERC to better understand the impacts a carbon price could have on grid operations (Energywire, May 19).