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Predicting the winds of change: business investment decisions and unexpected shifts in government policy

A change in government policy can sometimes have a profoundly adverse effect on businesses, particularly if that change is unexpected or sudden. Businesses, particularly those in highly regulated sectors, often rely on “clear assurances” from Government in relation to its policy objectives and areas of focus (and funding) as a basis for operating or investing

FERC seeks help on how to treat generator interconnection lines

At its April open meeting, FERC issued a notice of inquiry (NOI) seeking comments on whether, and how, FERC should revise its current policy concerning priority rights and open access with regard to certain generator interconnection facilities.  The NOI responds to concerns expressed in conjunction with a March 2011 technical conference on priority rights to