ABB_id2059
in News Departments > People
print the content item

Ron Binz, President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has withdrawn himself from consideration for the lead role.

In June, Obama nominated Binz, a former chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. However, according to a Bloomberg report, Binz's nomination had faced strong opposition from Republicans claiming that he had a bias toward renewable energy over coal.

Bloomberg reports Binz believes his stances on energy were “repeatedly twisted and misrepresented,” and he stepped out of the way so that “the president can move forward with another nominee.” The Obama administration has yet to name a new candidate for the FERC chairman position.






Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

U.S. Wind Power Installations Surpassed 4.7 GW Last Year, Although China Still Leads

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that U.S. wind installations came back in a big way from a disappointing 2013.


IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidelines creating safety and performance standards for small wind turbines to be eligible for the 30% investment tax credit.


Hot Times North Of The Border: Canada Tops Previous Record For Installed Wind Capacity

For the second consecutive year, Canada's wind market has bested the country's previous mark for new installations.


Report: Policy Uncertainty Fuels Market Exodus As Firms Bolt North American Wind Industry

The global wind energy supply chain has yet to recover from the slump that began in 2013. In fact, many segments are undergoing a transformation, according to market research firm FTI Consulting.


Utilities Deal "Near-Fatal" Blow To Cape Wind: UPDATED

Despite its remarkable resiliency, could this latest setback mean the end for the controversial offshore wind farm?

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015