Monday, December 4, 2023
Monday, December 4, 2023

Gas Policy in Crisis: FERC and the path forward


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In case you missed it, in this first installment in the Energy Policy News 2022 webinar series, former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee and NRDC Senior Attorney Gillian Giannetti discussed FERC’s natural gas infrastructure policies, which have been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent months. The policies, which were walked back to draft status by the Commission last month, raise questions about the future of natural gas during the clean energy transition as well as FERC’s fundamental role as a federal energy regulator.


Neil Chatterjee
Hogan Lovells

Neil Chatterjee is a senior advisor in the Energy Regulatory practice at global law firm Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C. He is a former commissioner and Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and has built a reputation as a bipartisan operator who builds alliances and cuts through red tape with an eye on always promoting innovation.
Prior to his time at the Commission, Neil served as an advisor to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) where he aided in the passage of major energy, highway, and agriculture legislation. Neil also has experience working as a principal in government relations for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. He began his career as a staff member on the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Gillian Giannetti
Natural Resources Defense Council

Gillian Giannetti focuses her advocacy on energy issues at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy, particularly natural gas infrastructure projects and grid resilience and reliability efforts. Giannetti is an attorney with Sustainable FERC and also serves as a reports editor for the Energy Law Journal, the official scholarly publication of the Energy Bar Association. Prior to joining NRDC, Giannetti was an energy practitioner at K&L Gates LLP. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political communication from George Washington University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. She is based in NRDC’s Washington, D.C., office.

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