Transmission Bill Amendment Passes Senate Panel

Law360, New York (May 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Senate panel has reportedly voted to prevent the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from allocating the costs of new transmission lines for green energy unless consumers in a region will receive “measurable economic and reliability benefits.”

Originally, a draft version of the transmission bill said costs only had to be in line with reasonably anticipated benefits, according to Dow Jones. But on Wednesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 13-9 in favor of the change, which was authored by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Dow...
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