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  • Commerce Department kicks off 1-year solar tariff investigation on panels imported from Southeast Asia

    Mar 30, 2022 10:14 AM

    The Department of Commerce said it will consider additional tariffs on the solar industry after the Biden administration extended Section 201 tariffs on monofacial PV cells made in China. Solar industry groups have said this case will have a chilling effect on solar installations in the U.S. "This misstep will have a devastating impact on the U.S. solar market at a time when solar prices are climbing, and project delays and cancellations are adding up,"

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  • US trade diplomat expresses serious concerns on Mexico energy policies

    Mar 30, 2022 10:12 AM

    United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai has joined a long list of U.S. officials who have raised concerns about Mexico’s energy policies. Tai on Friday said that her office had “serious concerns with the deteriorating trajectory of Mexico’s energy policies,” according to a readout of a virtual roundtable discussion she convened. Two United States lawmakers as well as representatives of environmental NGOs.

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  • California: SDG&E turns first LFP BESS online & Stanford hits 100% renewables with Goldman Sachs project offtake

    Mar 30, 2022 10:07 AM

    San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will today (29 March) cut the ribbon on the Kearny Energy Storage in north San Diego. The 20MW/80MWh BESS is the first energy storage project by the utility to use lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry-based batteries. The BESS is the latest in SDG&E’s pipeline which will bring its total storage portfolio to 145MW by the end of 2022. It recently ordered a six-hour BESS solution for one of its sites from Mitsubishi Power.

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  • Gillibrand to introduce cryptocurrency regulation bill, acknowledges energy concerns

    Mar 30, 2022 09:37 AM

    VESTAL, NY (WSKG) — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) plans to introduce a bipartisan bill to establish a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency in the coming weeks. Gillibrand spoke alongside Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) at an event hosted by POLITICO in Washington Thursday. The two senators said they plan to introduce legislation to begin addressing regulatory matters associated with digital currency. The move comes as lawmakers in the New York Legislature-.

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  • Biden's proposed budget includes nearly $45B for climate and clean energy, a 7% increase for DOE

    Mar 30, 2022 09:35 AM

    In a press briefing Monday, Biden said his budget request would reduce the federal deficit, help fight crime and boost spending on national security while providing energy-related benefits. "My budget lowers family energy costs with tax credits to help people make their homes more efficient, research and development to broaden the reach of solar and build a clean energy future," Biden said. The proposal sets the table for the House of Representatives and Senate to draft the next federal spending​

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  • Fact-checking 5 claims in Russia energy debate

    Mar 16, 2022 09:20 AM

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine has ignited an energy battle in Congress: Lawmakers are fiercely arguing over the correct policy path amid high oil prices and a ban on Russian energy imports. Republicans have relentlessly attacked President Biden, arguing that his cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline and climate executive orders are hurting domestic oil and gas production. Democrats, on the other hand, counter that the best way to secure the nation’s energy supply.

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  • A 'conservative' approach to Texas grid operations is raising costs for consumers: ERCOT market monitor

    Mar 16, 2022 09:15 AM

    The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has been taking a "conservative" approach to grid operations in the wake of the February 2021 blackouts, and Independent Market Monitor Carrie Bivens told lawmakers on Wednesday that additional reserves required by the strategy added $300 million to $400 million to customer bills in the latter half of 2021. Changes to how the grid operator schedules emergency reserve generation and demand response resources are also distorting ERCOT markets.

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  • Rooftop solar companies enter fray over North Carolina net metering proposal

    Mar 16, 2022 09:13 AM

    Simmering discontent among North Carolina rooftop solar companies reached a boil last week, with more than a dozen calling on the state’s governor and utility regulators to put the brakes on a Duke Energy proposal they believe will cut the value of home solar panels by more than a third. Similar fights over how rooftop solar owners get credit for the electrons they create are raging across the country, with for-profit utilities squaring off against rooftop installers and climate activists.

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  • FERC failed to adequately review a gas pipeline project's effect on carbon emissions: appeals court

    Mar 16, 2022 09:10 AM

    FERC in February adopted a new framework for reviewing natural gas infrastructure proposals that includes expanded criteria for deciding whether the facilities are needed and how they could affect people and the environment. The framework also includes an interim policy for reviewing a project's potential GHG emissions. The framework, especially the GHG review criteria, has come under sharp criticism from FERC commissioners James Danly and Mark Christie, some U.S. senators and the natural gas.

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  • EBA Panelists: Western RTO Complicated but Necessary

    Mar 16, 2022 09:08 AM

    The Rocky Mountain chapter of the Energy Bar Association this month hosted a panel to discuss the intricacies of creating an organized market in the West. Each panelist at the March 3 “Winter Energizer” gave a short presentation on their organization and its part in the energy transition. And each made it clear that an organized market would be crucial to reaching the region’s decarbonization targets.

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