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  • Sens. Manchin, Murkowski Introduce American Energy Innovation Act

    Mar 06, 2020 12:00 PM

    U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released on Feb. 27, the text of the American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA), a compilation of more than 50 energy-related measures individually reported by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (ENR) last year. AEIA, S. 2657, aims to ensure the United States remains a global energy leader, strengthens national security, increases U.S. international competitiveness, and invests in clean energy technologies.

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  • Calif. PUC Moves to Impose More Than $2 Bil in Penalties for PG&E Tied to Wildfires

    Mar 05, 2020 12:00 PM

    The California Public Utilities Commission on Feb. 27 issued a decision that calls for imposing $2.137 billion in penalties against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), the largest penalty ever assessed by the CPUC, for the utility’s role in catastrophic 2017 and 2018 wildfires.

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  • Green Hydrogen Gets Real As Utility Business Models and Delivery Solutions Emerge

    Mar 04, 2020 04:18 PM

    The fuel may be the only way to meet power system needs in zero emissions scenarios and the market signals to produce and use it are finally clear. Here are three things power sector policymakers are reaching agreement on: The mid-century goal is a zero emissions economy; wind and solar alone cannot do that; and green hydrogen may be a solution. Green hydrogen is produced by a renewables-powered electrolyzer that splits water (H2O) to make hydrogen (H2) gas.

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  • New York governor proposes renewable energy permitting office to speed projects

    Feb 28, 2020 12:00 PM

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, has proposed a new Office of Renewable Energy Permitting that would "improve and streamline the process" for permitting large-scale renewable energy projects across the state. The Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act was advanced Feb. 21 as a 30-day budget amendment, and if adopted, would consolidate the environmental review of major renewable facilities into a single forum under the New York Department of Economic Development...

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  • FERC power market moves

    Feb 27, 2020 12:00 PM

    FERC BLOCKS RENEWABLES, STORAGE — POLITICO’s Gavin Bade and Marie J. French: After bucking the Trump administration by rejecting a bailout plan for struggling coal and nuclear power plants two years ago, energy regulators are now altering the rules for regional electricity markets that experts say will be far more effective in keeping struggling fossil fuel plants open. At its monthly meeting on Thursday, FERC approved changes to power market rules in New York that will limit wind and solar...

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  • Justices grapple with $8 billion pipeline that would cross Appalachian Trail

    Feb 26, 2020 01:00 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in a high-profile case that could block construction of an $8 billion gas pipeline seeking to cross the Appalachian Trail. The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) would carry natural gas 604 miles from West Virginia to North Carolina and would tunnel below the famed trail that runs more than 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine. At issue is whether jurisdiction over the affected land belongs to the U.S. Forest Service or the National Park...

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  • BP vows to fundamentally change with net-zero emissions target

    Feb 24, 2020 12:00 PM

    BP said Wednesday that it is reorienting its business with new climate targets — including first-time emissions commitments for its products' use in the economy — and a new team to help countries, cities and other companies cut carbon. Why it matters: It's the latest sign of how multinational oil-and-gas giants — especially European-headquartered players — are expanding climate pledges under intense pressure from activists and investors.

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  • IEA energy policy review commends Germanys energy transition

    Feb 21, 2020 12:00 PM

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its latest in-depth review of German energy policies today, welcoming the country’s bold approach to its clean energy transition. Since the last IEA review of German energy policies, the Energiewende, German for ‘energy transition,’ has been the defining feature of the country’s energy landscape. It is an impressive plan for transforming the country’s energy system to a more efficient one supplied mainly by renewable energy.

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  • FERC readies to vote on Jordan Cove LNG, NYISO mitigation rules

    Feb 20, 2020 12:00 PM

    Washington — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's packed agenda at its next monthly meeting includes votes on 11 orders related to natural gas projects, including a key decision on whether to authorize the Jordan Cove LNG project and Pacific Connector pipeline. And on the heels of a contentious order on PJM Interconnection's capacity market, FERC also is poised to tackle similar issues in the New York Independent System Operator's footprint.

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  • Glick joins grid operators call for storage hybrid market construct

    Feb 19, 2020 03:20 PM

    Energy storage systems are increasingly being connected with solar projects, as well as wind and gas or diesel turbines. As efforts last year to create a standalone investment tax credit for energy storage did not pan out, storage developers need to pair the resource with solar if they want to benefit from that federal credit. "I think we have a lot of hybrid resources right now in our Interconnection ... one would say that is probably driven more by federal than states at this point, with...​

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