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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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  • A top energy regulator is in turmoil over climate rules

    Apr 27, 2022 09:40 AM

    In February, a little-known federal agency for the first time laid down rules requiring energy regulators to consider new gas pipelines’ effects on climate change and environmental justice. The agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), would have to analyze the environmental effects of any project that emits a set amount of planet-warming greenhouse gases. The move thrilled environmentalists — but it didn’t last. Fossil fuel industry groups, Republican lawmakers and Sen. Joe Man

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  • Texas hydrogen ‘proto-hub’ leads the US in technical potential for DOE-funded regional hubs: GTI

    Apr 27, 2022 09:36 AM

    The bipartisan infrastructure law passed last fall gave the DOE until May 14 to issue a funding opportunity announcement for at least four regional hydrogen hubs, for a total of $8 billion in available funding. Weeks speculated, however, that the DOE might approve as many as 10 hubs, which would result in less federal funding per project. The three-year Texas project, initially a collaboration between the University of Texas at Austin and Frontier Energy.

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  • Manchin Explores Possible Energy, Climate Package With GOP

    Apr 27, 2022 09:29 AM

    Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is exploring an energy and climate package aimed at winning enough Republican support to skirt the partisan budget reconciliation process that has held hostage hundreds of billions of dollars in potential spending on related priorities. “If I can find something bipartisan, we don’t need reconciliation,” Manchin, of West Virginia, said in an interview on Monday. A bipartisan energy package, like the infrastructure bill passed last year, could undercut the broader-..​

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  • Pennsylvania reaches the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative starting line

    Apr 27, 2022 09:27 AM

    Pennsylvania’s participation in RGGI’s quarterly auctions of carbon allowances won’t begin until the third quarter of this year because of roadblocks by the Republican legislature and the refusal of the state agency charged with publishing the rules to do so last year. “Publication of the rules is undoubtedly a historic moment for Pennsylvania,” Robert Routh, Clean Air Council public policy and regulatory counsel, said of the enabling regulation.

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  • ANALYSIS: FERC Giving up on Transmission Competition?

    Apr 27, 2022 09:25 AM

    FERC’s proposed transmission planning and cost allocation rulemaking Thursday was a welcome victory for Chairman Richard Glick (D), coming a month after having to walk back a controversial pipeline ruling, and two months before the end of his current term on the commission. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was approved on a bipartisan 4-1 vote Thursday (RM21-17). (See related story, FERC Issues 1st Proposal out of Transmission Proceeding.)

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