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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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  • Navajo Nation leaders laud passage of RECA extension by Congress

    May 25, 2022 10:52 AM

    Navajo Nation leaders hailed the passage of a two-year extension of the federal program that compensates eligible individuals who were exposed to radiation from atomic weapons testing or uranium mining or processing. The U.S. House of Representatives passed Senate bill 4119 on May 11 to extend the deadline for claims filed under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. The House's approval came after the bill passed the U.S. Senate on April 28.

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  • EC, US reaffirm urgency for 'decisive' action to reduce Russian imports

    May 25, 2022 10:44 AM

    The European Commission and the US reaffirmed May 24 the need to take "decisive" action to cut Russian energy imports and slammed the latest move by Moscow to use energy as a weapon after it cut supplies to Finland. In a joint statement, the EC and US said Russia had demonstrated that it was an unreliable supplier of energy to Europe. "The EC and the US understand the urgency of taking decisive action to reduce energy imports from Russia," they said in the statement.

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  • An increased role for private sector: Mozambique’s new regulatory policy in the off-grid energy sector

    May 25, 2022 10:42 AM

    Recently, Mozambique’s growth trajectory has been driven by pandemic-related restrictions, the conflict in Cabo Delgado, extreme damage by tropical storms, and by commodity output and prices. Moreover, the hidden debt scandal in 2016 also impacted external funding in the country. Not all is negative—at the same time, new opportunities in the energy sector are opening doors for an economic boost.

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  • Biden taps FERC Chairman Glick for a second term, potentially providing consistency amid energy transition

    May 25, 2022 10:38 AM

    A second term for Glick would give FERC consistency as the agency works to maintain grid reliability during the transition towards clean energy resources, according to former commission leaders. “FERC will benefit from Chairman Glick’s continued strong and engaged leadership, especially on ongoing efforts like the electric transmission rulemaking,” Cheryl LaFleur, a non-resident fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and former FERC chairman, said in an email Monday.

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  • Summer Forecasts Spark Warnings of 'Reliability Crisis' at FERC

    May 25, 2022 10:36 AM

    FERC commissioners expressed alarm Thursday over forecasts of potential supply shortfalls this summer in the West, ERCOT, MISO and SPP. A day after NERC issued a sobering Summer Reliability Assessment, FERC staff presented its Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment, concurring that drought, wildfires, plant retirements and transmission outages have elevated risks of load sheds this summer in much of the country. (See West, Texas, Midwest at Risk of Summer Shortfalls, NERC Says.)

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