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  • Green hydrogen could compete with traditional hydrogen by 2030, natural gas by 2050: report

    Dec 15, 2021 10:07 AM

    Green hydrogen, which is produced by extracting hydrogen from water using electrolysis powered with renewable energy, remains too expensive to offer a financially viable alternative to fossil fuels, or even to more conventional sources of hydrogen. But multiple analyses completed in recent weeks suggest this too could change by the end of the decade.

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  • Coal interests press Supreme Court to limit EPA reach

    Dec 15, 2021 09:54 AM

    Coal companies and Republican-led states yesterday called on the Supreme Court to constrain EPA from going as far as the Obama administration did when it crafted a systemwide approach to curb carbon emissions from existing power plants. The challengers laid out their opening arguments in the landmark climate case West Virginia v. EPA, which could reshape the Biden administration’s plans to address energy-sector emissions (Energywire, Nov. 1).

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  • U.S. solar industry will grow 25% less than expected during 2022 thanks to supply chain issues and rising costs, new report says

    Dec 15, 2021 09:45 AM

    The U.S. solar industry will grow 25% less than previously forecast during 2022 thanks to supply chain constraints and rising raw material costs, according to a report released Tuesday by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie. The same cost pressures impacting every corner of the economy. Additionally, trade uncertainty has also weighed on the solar industry.

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  • FERC urged to reject Southern California Edison plan to profit on power line expenses

    Dec 15, 2021 09:40 AM

    The accounting disputes stem from the fact investor-owned utility income is linked to the return on equity (ROE) states and FERC allow them to earn on their investments. SCE and PG&E would increase their returns by having what has typically been considered O&M expenses classified as capital costs. SCE, for example, earns a 10.3% ROE on its transmission investments. When the CPUC approved SCE's Tehachapi transmission project, it required the utility to perform ongoing environmental activities.

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  • Monitor, Merchants Challenge ISO-NE Plan to Eliminate MOPR

    Dec 15, 2021 09:37 AM

    Merchant generators joined ISO-NE’s Internal Market Monitor on Tuesday in warning that the RTO’s proposal to eliminate the minimum offer price rule (MOPR) will suppress prices. Other stakeholders debated whether the implementation of the RTO’s plan should be delayed until it approves long-term market rule changes on capacity accreditation and reserves. The NEPOOL Markets Committee is scheduled to vote on the RTO’s proposal at its first meeting next year, Jan. 11-12.

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  • Pricing carbon is vital to US climate goals and politically unlikely, but there is another way, analysts say

    Dec 01, 2021 11:33 AM

    Imposing a federal price on carbon to drive decarbonization is both urgent and unlikely, but there may be a workaround, according to some economists and policymakers. One approach to pricing carbon is a direct tax. The other is a market-based cap and trade system in which tradeable allowances for emissions above or below a pre-set cap can be bought and sold. Most economists say either can work. Neither approach has been politically viable for carbon at the national level.

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  • Why Thermal Energy Storage Offers Hot Prospects for Power

    Dec 01, 2021 11:30 AM

    As the energy transition unfolds worldwide, stakeholders across the vast power system are scrambling to identify solutions that will sustainably uphold its most critical attributes: energy security, affordability, and environmental benefit. Driving this quest is a complex set of factors, foremost among them, perhaps, the urgency to more smoothly and economically incorporate the increasing share of variable renewables.

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  • 8 states, DC urge FERC to reject EEI, Eversource call to drop competition for transmission projects

    Dec 01, 2021 11:28 AM

    The comments from the state officials come as FERC is considers revamping its rules around transmission planning, cost allocation and interconnecting generating facilities to the grid. In an initial round of filings in October in response to FERC's advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANOPR), EEI and utilities told the agency that FERC-approved competitive bidding processes for building regional transmission facilities have largely failed.

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  • Stark Choice for Va. Regulators on Shared-solar Minimum Bill

    Dec 01, 2021 11:25 AM

    The Virginia State Corporation Commission faces a stark choice in setting the minimum charge for customers who subscribe to shared solar projects. Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) has proposed a charge of more than $75/month, saying anything less than that would result in cost shifts to nonparticipating customers. But commission staff, legislators and the Virginia Department of Energy have joined solar advocates in expressing concern that Dominion’s proposed charge is so high.

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  • A long way to go': How ConEd, Xcel and 4 other utilities are helping cities meet big EV goals

    Dec 01, 2021 11:22 AM

    Electric vehicles (EVs) could finish 2021 as 5% of new car sales in the U.S., according to market observers, and are expected to make up a growing share in the years to come. Driven by city and state electrification goals, and now supported by federal infrastructure dollars, the years ahead will be a critical time for utilities working to drive beneficial electrification.

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