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  • Why an energy crisis and $5 gas aren’t spurring a green revolution

    Jun 15, 2022 09:42 AM

    Big solar projects are facing major delays. Plans to adapt the grid to clean energy are confronting mountains of red tape. Affordable electric vehicles are in short supply. The United States is struggling to squeeze opportunity out of an energy crisis that should have been a catalyst for cleaner, domestically produced power. After decades of putting the climate on the back burner, the country is finding itself unprepared to seize the moment and at risk of emerging from the crisis.

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  • Biden’s executive action to support solar likely to run in tandem with support for energy storage

    Jun 15, 2022 09:40 AM

    Actions taken this month by the US government to support the country’s solar industry are unlikely to come at the expense of support for energy storage, Energy-Storage. News has heard. On 6 June, President Joe Biden announced a two-year waiver on tariffs for solar modules imported from Southeast Asia, even as an investigation is ongoing by the Department of Commerce into whether facilities in the region are being used by manufacturers to circumvent duties on imports from China.

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  • Proposed gas furnace efficiency rule expected to move 9% of customers toward electric heat: DOE

    Jun 15, 2022 09:38 AM

    Older furnaces can have efficiency rates as low as 56%, according to DOE, leaving significant room for improvement. The proposed rule would be the first significant update to furnace efficiency requirements in decades, say experts. “We’ve had far-more-efficient options available for years now,” Andrew deLaski, executive director of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project, said in a statement. “The new standard would reduce needless costs and greenhouse gas emissions.”

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  • OMS-MISO RA Survey Says Supply Deficits Could Top 10 GW by 2027

    Jun 15, 2022 09:35 AM

    MISO and the Organization of MISO States’ 2022 resource adequacy survey again sounded the supply alarm that the RTO rang in early April when it published its 2022/23 capacity auction results. The survey projects the footprint will have a 2.6-GW capacity deficit below the 2023 planning reserve margin requirement. The shortage would more than double up the 1.2-GW shortfall unearthed in the 2022/23 Planning Resource Auction. (See MISO’s 2022/23 Capacity Auction Lays Bare Shortfalls in Midwest.)

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  • Not backsliding on clean energy’: Officials say California’s proposed 5 GW reserve could be heavy on gas

    California’s energy system is facing a host of simultaneous challenges. While the state has added more than 4 GW of net qualifying capacity since last summer — more than 2.7 GW of which is available at 8 p.m., a particularly precarious time for the state’s grid given high electricity demand coupled with waning solar generation the grid is still vulnerable due to extreme drought, heat waves and other disruptions, California Independent System Operator President and CEO Elliot Mainzer said.

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  • Will clean energy make the short list in North Carolina legislature’s short session?

    Jun 01, 2022 10:33 AM

    North Carolina’s 2022 legislative session is underway, and unlike last year, wide-ranging legislation governing the future of Duke Energy won’t be up for debate. But advocates and select lawmakers still hope to see five clean energy-related bills enacted before the legislature’s short session is gaveled to a close. Compared to last year’s law, which requires Duke to reach near-zero carbon pollution by midcentury, the measures are relatively narrow in scope, and most have no organized opposition.​

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  • Customer and conservation groups urge New York regulators to tackle medium- and heavy-duty EVs

    Jun 01, 2022 10:26 AM

    Six customer and conservation groups have asked the New York Public Service Commission to tackle issues surrounding the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles, a sector broadly referred to as MHDV. Passenger cars and trucks have been the focus of New York’s transportation electrification efforts so far, but the groups say more must be done for the state to achieve its clean transportation goals.

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  • In major blow, EU bans imports of most Russian oil

    Jun 01, 2022 10:23 AM

    In the most significant effort yet to punish Russia for its war in Ukraine, the European Union agreed to ban the overwhelming majority of Russian oil imports after tense negotiations that tested how far the bloc is willing to go to ostracize Moscow. From the moment Russia invaded on Feb. 24, the West has sought to make Moscow pay economically for its war. But targeting its lucrative energy sector was seen as a last resort in Europe.

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  • ‘Dramatic shift’ in utility regulations, better pilot designs needed to propel energy transition, DOE report finds

    The speed of today’s power sector transition requires regulatory innovation that matches its pace, regulators, as well as utility and technology advocates, agreed in a new Department of Energy paper. New power system technologies and operations can no longer await regulatory approval in litigated multi-year rate cases, said co-authors of the report, The Role of Innovation in the Electric Utility Sector, published in April by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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  • FERC Accepts ISO-NE’s MOPR Transition Plan

    Jun 01, 2022 10:18 AM

    FERC late Friday night accepted ISO-NE’s plan to remove its minimum offer price rule after a two-year transition period, putting an end, for now, to a twisting saga that has consumed the region’s policymakers in recent months (ER22-1528). The order offered deference to the grid operator. While FERC’s Democratic majority expressed disappointment that the contentious rule will remain in place for another two years,

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