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Biden FERC Nominee Pledges ‘Balance’ on Clean Energy Policy (2)

Oct. 19, 2021, 4:08 PMUpdated: Oct. 19, 2021, 6:01 PM

Willie L. Phillips, Jr., pledged to balance sustainability and affordability amid the Biden administration’s push to promote clean energy if he’s confirmed to be a potentially deciding vote at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, he told Congress Tuesday.

“My approach would be to seek balance in everything that we do,” he said during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “I believe in an all-of-the-above strategy. I know FERC is an economic regulator—they do not pick winners and losers.”

Phillips, a Democrat nominated by President Joe Biden this year, would tilt the commission in the Democrats’ ...