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  • Biden officials lobby Senate Dems against Nord Stream bill

    Jan 12, 2022 11:31 AM

    Biden administration officials met with a group of moderate Democratic senators last night to lobby them to vote against the Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill up for a vote this week. Victoria Nuland, undersecretary of State for political affairs, and Amos Hochstein, the State Department’s senior adviser for global energy security, briefed roughly a dozen Democrats on Capitol Hill, outlining the administration’s opposition to the pipeline sanctions legislation from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

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  • 2022 Energy Predictions: Coal Decline Accelerates, Federal Funds Spur Clean Energy, Millions Of New Electric Vehicles And Chargers

    Jan 12, 2022 11:27 AM

    2021 was a landmark year for clean energy and climate policy, from dozens of nations pledging to phase out coal, to the most ambitious federal climate proposals in United States history, to automakers going all in on electrified transportation. Many of these developments were forecast by policy experts who thought Democratic control of the White House and Congress, fast-falling clean energy and electrified technology prices, and the undeniable need to confront climate change.

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  • PNM prepares for spring launch of $9M transportation program, anticipates EVs to double in 2 years

    Jan 12, 2022 11:17 AM

    Public Service Co. of New Mexico (PNM) expects the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in its service territory will more than double over the next two years, and is working to roll out a new transportation electrification program in the spring, the company said last week. There are currently about 3,800 EVs in the areas PNM serves, but the utility is planning for 7,800 by the end of 2023, according to Alaric Babej, the utility's manager of customer program marketing and development.

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  • Can Youngkin Stop Clean Energy Growth in Virginia?

    Jan 12, 2022 11:10 AM

    Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin (R) shook Virginia’s environmental and clean energy advocates Jan. 5 with his controversial nomination of Andrew Wheeler, who led EPA under President Donald Trump, to be Virginia’s next secretary of natural resources. But when Youngkin takes office Saturday, he will be leading a state widely recognized as a Southern leader in the U.S. energy transition, with strong targets for grid decarbonization under the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA).

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  • Gas Storage Areas Oversight Divides Environment, Energy Agencies

    Jan 12, 2022 11:06 AM

    Underground natural gas reservoirs—in depleted oil and gas fields, aquifers, and salt formations have emerged as a flashpoint for federal energy regulators as they work to finalize a new policy on pipeline reviews. Two gas storage projects under review highlight the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s challenge in assessing emissions impacts from individual gas facilities.

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  • Study Provides Ore. Lawmakers Wide Shot on RTO Membership

    An RTO could provide Oregon with economic, planning and operational benefits, but it would not serve as a “universal problem-solver” for the growing challenges facing the state’s electricity system, according to a study the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) delivered to the state legislature Monday. And bringing Oregon into an RTO would present challenges of its own, the report says.

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  • Courts may overhaul energy law in 2022. Here is how

    Jan 05, 2022 01:17 PM

    After a year of high-profile energy project cancellations, federal courts in 2022 are expected to speak on the role of climate in oil, gas and power rules. In February, the nation’s highest bench will consider the scope of EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions from power plants. In the lower courts, judges will consider whether the Interior Department can suspend new oil and gas leasing on federal lands.

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  • US$20bn Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations opened by US Department of Energy

    Jan 05, 2022 01:14 PM

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) established the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations in late December, a new DOE office that will help deliver on President Joe Biden’s climate plans. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (aka the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) provides more than US$20 billion to establish the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations and support clean energy technology demonstration projects in areas including clean hydrogen, carbon capture, grid-scale energy.

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  • Duke SCE other grid modernization proposals faced big cost questions more regulator scrutiny in 2021

    Jan 05, 2022 01:09 PM

    To meet the energy transition's urgency and complexity, utilities have proposed big modernization investments in their distribution systems, but regulators and customers want to know if the spending is necessary. There were 498 grid modernization-related policy and deployment actions in 48 states in Q3 2021, but regulators approved only $904.4 million of the $14.7 billion in proposed utility investments, according to the most recent North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC).

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  • Build Back Better and Beyond: Insights for the Year Ahead

    Jan 05, 2022 01:03 PM

    While the fate of the Build Back Better (BBB) Act and its $555 billion in funding for clean energy tax incentives and other programs was knocked off the front pages toward the end of the year by the resurgence of COVID-19, the bill will likely reclaim some attention this month. Triggered by Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) pronouncement Dec. 19 that he would not support the Democrats’ $2 trillion budget reconciliation package in its current form.

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