A Global Energy Crisis and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: A Discussion of Challenges and Opportunities

Regulatory Transparency Project

Event Video

In the last few years, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has emerged from relative obscurity to find itself squarely in the middle of many of today’s most contentious public policy fights.  As the agency that regulates wholesale electricity and transmission rates, the Commission faces the tension between the rapid adoption of renewable generation sources and the reliability of the bulk power system.  And as the agency that reviews applications to build natural gas pipelines and liquified natural gas export facilities, how should the Commission consider the European energy crisis?  Given the “economic and political significance” of these tasks, how should the Commission carry out its mission in light of West Virginia v. EPA?

Join the Regulatory Transparency Project and Environmental Law and Property Rights Practice Group for an in-person luncheon and panel. FERC Commissioner Danly will address the present and future challenges facing the Commission, and an expert panel including Michael Buschbacher, Jennifer Chen, Jim Wedeking, and moderator Marc Spitzer will follow the Commissioner's remarks with a lively discussion.

Registration for students and Hill staff is complimentary - please email [email protected] for more information.


  • Keynote Address: Commissioner James Danly, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Michael Buschbacher, Counsel, Boyden Gray & Associates PLLC
  • Jennifer Chen, Senior Manager, Clean Energy, World Resources Institute
  • Jim Wedeking, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP 
  • Moderator: Marc Spitzer, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

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