‘The Landscape Has Shifted’: Neil Chatterjee on FERC’s Role in the Energy Transition

By [email protected] When Neil Chatterjee was appointed to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Trump in 2017, stakeholders in the climate and clean energy space were concerned about what his agenda would be. Headlines dubbed him “McConnell’s coal guy” and “fossil-fuel champion Chatterjee,” referring to his role as a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky).

But Chatterjee has proven to be much more than a “coal guy,” despite his sympathies for struggling Kentucky coal communities. The Republican leader recently voted in favor of rules supporting distributed energy resources and carbon pricing, and views these decisions as powerful steps

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