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The President’s FY2016 Federal Budget Request: Programs Relevant to Tribal Energy Development

The White House transmitted its Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request to Congress on February 2, 2015.  Overall, the budget includes over $7.4 billion in funding for clean energy technology programs across the federal agencies.  Most relevant to Indian tribes, tribal utilities, and tribal business are funding requests to continue existing energy and related environmental programs, …

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Study Quantifies Agency Costs in Fuel Pass-Throughs

A 2015 American Economic Review Paper highlights the higher fuel costs passed through by regulated coal-fired power plants versus their deregulated counterparts. The paper looked at regulated power plants that have become deregulated, and found that the deregulated plants “save about $1 billion a year compared to those that remained regulated . . . because a lack …

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