CEQ Proposes to Restore Impactful NEPA Provisions

Credit to Author: Jared Wigginton| Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2021 10:51:43 +0000

The federal government’s Council on Environmental Quality  (CEQ) on Oct. 7 issued a proposed rulemaking to rescind several Trump-era regulatory amendments that limit the scope of environmental reviews completed by federal agencies under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  If finalized, the proposed rule would restore agencies’ discretion to broaden the scope of NEPA reviews. […]

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CEQ Proposes to Restore Impactful NEPA Provisions

Credit to Author: Jared Wigginton| Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2021 10:51:43 +0000

The federal government’s Council on Environmental Quality  (CEQ) on Oct. 7 issued a proposed rulemaking to rescind several Trump-era regulatory amendments that limit the scope of environmental reviews completed by federal agencies under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  If finalized, the proposed rule would restore agencies’ discretion to broaden the scope of NEPA reviews. […]

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Is America Ready to Take a ‘Baby Step’ Toward Carbon Pricing?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:26:31 +0000

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Most people recognize that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas (GHG), and while not everyone agrees, a majority of climate scientists believe increasing concentrations of GHGs in the atmosphere are causing climate change on Earth. Carbon pricing is a market-based strategy for reducing CO2 emissions. The goal of carbon pricing schemes is to place […]

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Leveling the Market Playing Field for Hybrid Power Plants

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:13:10 +0000

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent agency that, among other things, regulates the interstate transmission of electricity. Its ultimate mission is to “Assist consumers in obtaining economically efficient, safe, reliable, and secure energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means, and collaborative efforts.” In the past, FERC has […]

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Leveling the Market Playing Field for Hybrid Power Plants

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:13:10 +0000

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent agency that, among other things, regulates the interstate transmission of electricity. Its ultimate mission is to “Assist consumers in obtaining economically efficient, safe, reliable, and secure energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means, and collaborative efforts.” In the past, FERC has […]

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Consumers Energy to Quit Coal by 2025, Speeding Closure of Five Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:50:44 +0000

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Michigan’s largest energy provider Consumers Energy will stop using coal as a fuel source for power generation within the next four years—15 years earlier than previously planned. In an updated integrated resource plan (IRP) filed with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on June 23, the CMS Energy subsidiary said the effort would lead Michigan’s […]

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Consumers Energy to Quit Coal by 2025, Speeding Closure of Five Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:50:44 +0000

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Michigan’s largest energy provider Consumers Energy will stop using coal as a fuel source for power generation within the next four years—15 years earlier than previously planned. In an updated integrated resource plan (IRP) filed with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on June 23, the CMS Energy subsidiary said the effort would lead Michigan’s […]

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Connecticut Becomes Eighth State to Adopt Energy Storage Targets

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 16:56:11 +0000

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Under a newly enacted law, Connecticut will deploy 1 GW of energy storage by December 2030 and pursue interim targets to deploy 300 MW by 2024 and 650 MW by 2027. With the measure, Connecticut joins California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, and Virginia, states that have so far set targets to procure […]

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CCUS: Big Opportunity and Hard Questions

Credit to Author: Stan Kaplan| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:13:38 +0000

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For the world to avoid a climate catastrophe, carbon capture is likely a necessity, not an option. To meet the Paris Agreement’s objectives—keep warming below 2C and preferably near 1.5C—net zero carbon emissions must be achieved circa 2050, and some carbon dioxide will have to be extracted from the atmosphere. Deployment of carbon capture, utilization, […]

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Despite South Carolina IRP Rejection, Duke Energy Seeks 80-Year Operation for Oconee Nuclear Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:28:27 +0000

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Duke Energy has kicked off an effort to renew the operating licenses of all its 11 nuclear reactors for 20 more years, starting with Oconee Nuclear Station, its largest nuclear plant. The utility on June 21 filed an application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a subsequent license renewal (SLR) for the three-unit 2.5-GW […]

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