Obama Appoints Wellinghoff to Head FERC

From the White House Press Office yesterday:

Today, President Barack Obama announced that Jon Wellinghoff, currently serving as Acting Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), will be designated as Chairman. 

This announcement, both welcome and expected, likely signals a new era in FERC's energy regulation. Wellinghoff is a visionary on grid issues, as demonstrated last November when he spoke at an NDN Green Project event in November entitled, "A Vision for a Modernized Electric Grid: Clean Infrastructure for a 21st Century Economy." 

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